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Feb. 15, 2017 - Manufacturing sales exceeded expectations for a second consecutive month in December, rising 2.3 per cent to $53.5 billion, Statistics Canada said Wednesday.
Feb. 15, 2017 - U.S. manufacturers cranked out more steel, machinery and electronics last month as factories appear to be rebounding after two years of stagnation.
Feb. 6, 2017 - The head of the government’s economic growth advisory council says governments need to craft “new social contracts” with Canadians to avoid deepening income inequality over time.
Jan. 27, 2017 - U.S. businesses ramped up their investment in industrial machinery, semiconductors and other big-ticket items last month, boosting demand for factory goods.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales climbed 1.5 per cent in November to $51.8 billion.
Jan. 16, 2017 - Canada is headed for stronger economic growth in 2017 and 2018 than last year, but it’s too soon to predict how the Donald Trump administration will affect the global economy, according to an International Monetary Fund report.
Jan. 9, 2017 - December data highlighted a positive end to 2016 for the Canadian manufacturing sector, led by the fastest upturn in incoming new work for two years.
Jan. 3, 2017 - U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in December at the strongest pace of 2016, as new orders and production jumped in a positive sign for economic growth.
Dec. 23, 2016 - Canada’s economy unexpectedly shrank in October, weighed down by the worst manufacturing output in nearly three years, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Dec. 15, 2016 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent to $51.0 billion in October, including declines in the primary metal, petroleum and coal product, and machinery industries.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 0.3 per cent to $51.5 billion in September, boosted by higher sales in the transportation equipment and fabricated metal industries.
Nov. 11, 2016 - October data pointed to another challenging month for the Canadian manufacturing sector, with production volumes stagnating amid subdued demand patterns and ongoing efforts to reduce finished goods inventories. That said, the latest survey highlighted a slight improvement in overall business conditions, driven by a renewed rise in new work and greater employment numbers.
Nov. 1, 2016 - European shares fell back, erasing early gains, on Tuesday after surveys showed China’s factory activity rose to a two-year high last month. While the strong manufacturing datasuggests China's economy may be stabilizing, some worry the rebound in industrial output could signal risks of a bubble.
Sept. 16, 2016 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales were below expectations in July, edging up 0.1 per cent to $50.7 billion.
Sept. 1, 2016 - An official survey has found that Chinese manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in nearly two years in August.
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