Studies & Reports
Jun. 26, 2017 - Canada’s complex and varied economy means that the effects of automation will not be evenly distributed across the country, according to the recent report Automation Across the Nation: Understanding the potential impacts of technological trends across Canada from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E).
Jun. 26, 2017 - Demand for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell by the most in 18 months, and a key category that tracks business investment also slipped, evidence that manufacturing output is barely growing.
Jun. 23, 2017 - A closely watched survey shows that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone has slipped back in June to a five-month low but that the region still enjoyed its best quarter for more than six years.
Jun. 21, 2017 - According to IFS’ Digital Change Survey, the manufacturing and construction industries are moving toward digital maturity while the oil and gas industry lags.
Jun. 21, 2017 - The 2017 State of Canada’s Aerospace Industry Report — released last week by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) — finds that the aerospace industry is Canada’s most innovative manufacturing sector, leading manufacturers in R&D investment and posting nearly 30 per cent of the sector’s R&D investments in 2016.
Jun. 15, 2017 - The pace of Canada’s economic growth jumped in the first quarter of this year, helped by continued household spending and a turnaround in business investment.
Jun. 15, 2017 - U.S. factory output fell last month as manufacturers cranked out fewer cars, computers and semiconductors, a sign that economic growth remains sluggish.
Jun. 9, 2017 - The labour market rode a surprisingly strong wave of new jobs last month as hiring rose in key areas like the private sector, manufacturing and full-time work, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Jun. 6, 2017 - South Africa’s economy — one of Africa’s biggest — is in recession for the first time in eight years.
Jun. 5, 2017 - Orders to U.S. factories fell in April for the first time in five months amid declining demand for heavy machinery, iron and steel, and commercial airplanes. A key category that tracks business investment was weak for a third month.
Jun. 1, 2017 - American factories grew at a slightly faster pace in May, another sign that manufacturing remains healthy.
May 31, 2017 - The Conference Board of Canada says a slow recovery in the oil and gas sector will allow Alberta and Saskatchewan to emerge from recession and lead the provinces in economic growth this year.
May 31, 2017 - Growth in China’s factory activity was steady last month while the services industry rebounded, according to data released Wednesday that signal the recovery in the world’s No. 2 economy is holding up.
May 25, 2017 - Canada and 10 other countries agreed this weekend to re-evaluate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the controversial trade deal that has been assumed dead since the U.S. pulled out in January.
May 23, 2017 - New technology, a shrinking manufacturing sector and fewer union jobs, among other factors, have left approximately one-third of Ontario’s 6.6 million workers vulnerable, says a government-commissioned report that recommends a major overhaul of the province’s labour and employment laws.
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