Studies & Reports
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.
May 18, 2017 - Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.
May 17, 2017 - American industry expanded production last month at the fastest pace in more than three years as manufacturers and mines recovered from a March downturn.
May 17, 2017 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales hit a record in March, boosted by the transportation equipment and food industries.
May 15, 2017 - Manufacturing in New York state shrank for the first time in seven months in May, as new orders fell and shipments grew more slowly.
May 4, 2017 - The head of the Bank of Canada says a broad-based hike in American tariffs would lower U.S. economic output after about five years, whether or not other countries retaliate.
May 4, 2017 - Canadian economic growth took a pause in February after the break-neck pace seen at the start the year.
May 4, 2017 - European stocks got a sizeable lift Thursday after centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was widely perceived to have gotten the better of the far-right’s Marine Le Pen in a televised debate and a survey showed economic growth in the 19-country eurozone striking a six-year high.
May 4, 2017 - Orders to U.S. factories turned in the weakest performance in four months, although a key category that tracks business investment showed more strength.

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