Index of Business Confidence: Summer 2017

The Conference Board of Canada, August 31, 2017
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This quarterly survey poses ten qualitative questions regarding the business climate and investment intentions to senior officers at business organizations across Canada.

Document Highlights

  • Firms remain upbeat about their own financial conditions going forward.
  • Canadian firms are growing increasingly willing to spend on their plants and machinery, with 53.0 per cent of survey respondents agreeing that now is a good time for them to invest in their operations.
  • The share of respondents who identified weak market demand as a cause for concern fell more than 11 points to 28.0 per cent.

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