Studies & Reports
Feb. 5, 2018 - A closely monitored assessment of the U.K.’s services sector, by far the main engine of the wider economy, is showing that Brexit uncertainty is starting to bite once again.
Feb. 2, 2018 - The start of 2018 saw a further easing in the rate of expansion of the U.K. manufacturing sector. At 55.3 in January, the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was down further from November’s 51-month high and at its lowest level since June last year. That said, the PMI remained well above its long-run average of 51.7.
Feb. 1, 2018 - American manufacturers expanded again last month, though more slowly than in December.
Jan. 31, 2018 - Strength in manufacturing helped boost economic growth in November as the sector posted its largest monthly increase since February 2014.
Jan. 29, 2018 - The British economy picked up some speed at the end of 2017, which was otherwise a year that saw it slow amid uncertainties over Brexit.
Jan. 23, 2018 - Canadian manufacturing sales hit a record high in November, driven by sales of transportation equipment, petroleum and coal products and the chemical industry, Statistics Canada said Friday.
Jan. 15, 2018 - A report by CIBC says the recent strength in Canada’s labour market runs deeper than just the 420,000 jobs added last year.
Jan. 4, 2018 - The 19-country eurozone economy closed out 2017 growing stronger than at any time in nearly seven years and optimism about the year ahead remaining buoyant, according to a closely watched survey Thursday.
Jan. 3, 2018 - U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in December, boosted by a sharp increase in new orders.
Jan. 3, 2018 - The U.K. manufacturing sector ended 2017 on a positive note. Although December saw rates of expansion in output, new orders and employment slow from November’s highs, growth in all three remained solid and well above long-run trends.
Jan. 2, 2018 - Manufacturing in China grew at a slightly slower pace in December than the previous month, a Chinese government survey showed Sunday, following government controls on bank lending.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Canada's economy apparently took a pause in October, with gross domestic product unchanged from the previous month.
Dec. 17, 2017 - Factories in New York State grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped.
Dec. 15, 2017 - October manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent from September following two months of increases, with much of the decline attributed to temporary shutdowns at automotive plants in Ontario, Statistics Canada reported Friday.
Dec. 15, 2017 - U.S. industrial production rose 0.2 per cent in November due to a rebound in extracting oil and natural gas after a stoppage due to Hurricane Nate.

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