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Recession: An Unwanted Import

January 25, 2010

Michael Burt
Director
Canadian Industrial Outlook

When conducting a post-mortem of the most recent recession in Canada, a couple of outcomes stand out. First, the recession was mild here. Among major developed economies, Australia was really the only industrial country to fare better, as they avoided a recession entirely. ...

The Property Crash Lingers in Phoenix

January 18, 2010

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis

Economists never really stop analyzing the economic and financial aspects of the things you see around you, even on a vacation to Phoenix and Las Vegas during the holiday period. What we saw in the Phoenix property market ...

What If China Implodes?

January 13, 2010

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

If you think the world economy is in rough shape now, just imagine what it would be like if the Chinese economy wasn’t clipping along at an 8 per cent plus real growth rate. While the U.S. and European economies are showing ...

Users to Pay: The Kilometre Charge Tax

January 06, 2010

Natalia Ward
Economist

Last month the Netherlands passed the Kilometre Charge—a new piece of legislation that the Dutch Government claims will reduce CO2 and fine particle emissions by more than 10 per cent, kilometres travelled by approximately 15 per cent and the number of traffic jams by half. On top ...


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