Studies & Reports
Apr. 20, 2017 - A new report says despite tremendous potential, Canada’s clean technology sector is bleeding money and losing market share to its international rivals.
Apr. 18, 2017 - U.S. industrial production posted a solid gain in March, reflecting a record rebound in utility output. But a closely watched gauge of manufacturing posted its first setback in seven months as auto production dropped sharply.
Apr. 14, 2017 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.2 per cent in February to $53.6 billion as the motor vehicle assembly and petroleum and coal product manufacturing industries declined.
Apr. 3, 2017 - Encouraged by stronger export orders, Japanese manufacturers are feeling a bit more upbeat than they were late last year, according to a quarterly survey by the Bank of Japan released Monday.
Apr. 3, 2017 - American factories expanded for the seventh straight month in March but at a slightly slower pace than they did in February.
Mar. 31, 2017 - China’s factory activity ticked up again last month to its highest level in five years, according to an official survey released Friday, in a fresh sign that the world’s No. 2 economy is picking up steam.
Mar. 31, 2017 - The economy kicked off the year with a bang, rising faster than expected in January, providing further evidence of robust growth but not enough to alter expectations that the central bank will maintain its dovish position.
Mar. 29, 2017 - The head of the Bank of Canada says he is still keeping a close eye on risks to the economy even after a string of healthier-than-expected numbers.
Mar. 23, 2017 - Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:
Mar. 20, 2017 - This week’s Canadian federal budget will raise concern about workers being displaced en masse by new technologies. It’s arguably an under-told story of the last U.S. election — people often talked about Ohio and Pennsylvania’s coal miners and steel workers, less so about technologies pushing them aside: automated steel production, and the 3D underground imaging finding cheaper natural gas.
Mar. 20, 2017 - A wrecking ball is coming for the labour market, analysts warn. As computer-processing power doubles each year and machines learn from their mistakes, sources say the upcoming federal budget will examine the potential of artificial intelligence to disrupt — industries, politics, and entire societies.
Mar. 17, 2017 - U.S. factories cranked out more autos, steel and computers in February, the sixth straight monthly increase in manufacturing output.
Mar. 17, 2017 - Canadian manufacturing sales in January were better than expected, the latest in a series of promising reports for the economy.
Mar. 7, 2017 - Canada’s manufacturing sector remained on track to record its fastest quarterly upturn in business conditions since Q4 2014. February data revealed robust and accelerated growth in new order intakes, input buying and production levels. This contributed to a sustained recovery in job creation and business confidence across the manufacturing sector.
Mar. 1, 2017 - American factories expanded last month at the fastest pace in more than two years.
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