Canada G7

What We Can Do About Canada's Trade Problems

Perrin Beatty | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Perrin Beatty

Canada needs to make more use of direct programming with target countries (nearly 80 per cent of official aid went to foreign agencies in 2013, often on a sole-sourced basis). And more should be done to connect Canadian expertise to multilateral development banks and international humanitarian institutions.

Watch Out! The Central Bank Will Raise Interest Rates Soon

Peter Hall | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

In an unprecedented move, the Fed undertook an extraordinary experiment in monetary policy. Unable to further target an interest rate, already at zero, the Fed began announcing a quantity of cash that it would inject into the financial system by purchasing large numbers of government bonds and other highly-rated securities, and replacing them with cash.

Are Canada's Job Numbers Really The Best In The G7?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "Since the worst of the recession in July 2009, our government has created over 1 million net new jobs. This is the strongest job growth over...

Why Should Developing Countries Be Preached To By the G7?

Bessma Momani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Post-crisis regulatory reform efforts show that developing countries are rule takers and G7 countries are the rule makers. All this in spite of the fact that the epicentre of the international financial crisis occurred in developed countries. So why should many of the regulators and supervisors in developed countries claim to know best practices for developing countries?

Flaherty: We Have Firepower To Fight Euro Crisis

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Business

Ottawa would move to backstop the Canadian economy if the European crisis triggers a second global financial shock, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said...

Pffft: It's Not Like We Wanted to Be #1 Anyway

Scott Boyd | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Business
Scott Boyd

With the release of the latest growth projections from the Bank of Canada and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it appears that Canada's two-year run at the top of the G7 group of countries could be coming to an end. Both the Bank of Canada and the IMF have lowered this year's growth predictions, paving the way for - get this - America to take over the top spot.

Canada No Longer Leading G7 In Growth -- Guess Who Is

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - It's going to get harder for Prime Minister Harper and his ministers to keep boasting that Canada is No. 1 among economic rivals.As the year ...

Best And Worst G7 Economies Of 2011 (Hint: Canada Isn't Number 1)

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's economy performed relatively well last year, but not enough to displace Germany as the top country in the Group of Seven big industr...

Canada: Time for a Little Humblebragging, Eh?

Jason Lietaer | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Business
Jason Lietaer

We look around the world and see protests and threats of state bankruptcies in Europe, persistent unemployment and debt crises in the U.S., and even worries of a slowdown in China. But Canada keeps chugging along.

In an Economic Storm, Canada Holds the Best Umbrella

Andrew Pyle | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Andrew Pyle

Assuming Mr. Carney and his fiscal policy counterparts maintain their credibility, the country may very well hang on to number one for another year at least. That's good news for business and it might just be the thing that softens the blow to our equity market should the gyrations of the past few months continue.

Canada Registered No Real Growth Since Recession Began

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Business

Canada's real economy was smaller in the first half of this year than it was before the start of the North American recession four years ago, an analy...

Stephen Harper and Brazil: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

Andrew Cooper | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Emerging economies have numerous leaders visiting them in efforts to hitch onto success and it is a very good sign that Canada is in the mix. Yet when the troubles hit, Canada will likely to return to established friends -- even when those friends have precipitated risky economic activity.

Flaherty: Market Meltdown Will Be Averted

CP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - North American markets are likely to face more selling pressure today following a downgrade in the United States' credit rating and a worseni...

Global Turmoil Could Affect Canada, Flaherty Says

CP | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says the recent stock market turmoil may cause some turbulence for the Canadian economy. But Flaherty says C...