Studies & Reports
Oct. 31, 2017 - The Canadian economy contracted in August, its first monthly pullback since October last year.
Oct. 30, 2017 - Chinese manufacturing activity expanded in October at a slower pace than in the previous month as output weakened on softer demand in the world's No. 2 economy, according to an official survey released Tuesday.
Oct. 25, 2017 - A new report says recruitment efforts to get more women working in manufacturing will fail unless girls get the education and training needed for those jobs.
Oct. 20, 2017 - A new report suggests the speed of technological advances has become so rapid that it’s outpacing the rate at which large Canadian businesses and government institutions can adapt, with the number of jobs threatened by automation ranging from 35 to 42 per cent.
Oct. 19, 2017 - Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 1.6 per cent to $53.5 billion in August, their first move higher after two consecutive monthly declines.
Oct. 19, 2017 - Export Development Canada says exports are growing significantly as both the U.S. and the global economy continue to improve.
Oct. 17, 2017 - U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.3 per cent in September, but the increase was limited due to the lingering damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Oct. 16, 2017 - Manufacturing activity in New York picked up this month, expanding at the fastest pace in three years.
Oct. 11, 2017 - The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th.
Oct. 11, 2017 - A new report says there’s “no sustained indication” that Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector will return to pre-recession levels of capital investment.
Oct. 5, 2017 - Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2 per cent in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos.
Oct. 4, 2017 - A closely watched survey shows that the eurozone economy picked up steam at the end of the third quarter, reinforcing hopes about the pace of the single currency bloc’s recovery.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The U.K. manufacturing sector continued to expand at a solid clip during September, with production and new orders both rising at above long-run average rates. However, the latest survey signalled that cost inflationary pressures surged higher. This reflected a combination of rising commodity prices, the exchange rate and increased supply-chain pressures.
Oct. 3, 2017 - A new study shows that leaving the European Union without a trade deal would hurt Britain more than the EU.
Oct. 2, 2017 - U.S. factory activity rose to the highest level in 13 years last month as hurricanes disrupted supplies but drove up demand for manufactured goods.

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