Studies & Reports
Jul. 4, 2017 - Canadians have seen the world of work rapidly reshape itself around them in the past 30 years. Globalization, technological change, declining unionization rates and new business strategies are among the forces that have combined to create a labour market characterized by stagnant wages and eroding job quality.
Jun. 30, 2017 - The Canadian economy had another month of solid growth in April, building on strength seen in the first quarter and supporting expectations the Bank of Canada will soon begin increasing interest rates.
Jun. 30 2017 - China’s manufacturing activity accelerated in June, helped by stronger foreign demand for Chinese goods, a survey released Friday showed.
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.

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