Studies & Reports
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.
Mar. 1, 2018 - China’s factory activity picked up pace last month, surveys released Wednesday showed, adding to recent evidence that a key sector of the world’s No. 2 economy is stabilizing.
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.
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