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Could Cuba be the Next China?

April 18, 2012

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

Last year, Cuba’s president Raul Castro initiated a number of economic reforms approved by the Communist Party designed to revive the Island’s dismal economy. The reforms will eventually transfer a large part of the state into private hands and they are already ...

Bank of Canada—Full Throttle but for How Long?

April 13, 2012

Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes
Forecasting and Analysis

Setting monetary policy in Canada is never a simple task. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the Bank of Canada and other central banks took extraordinary steps to shore up the global financial system and help to restore the conditions necessary for ...

Yes, There Is a Future for Manufacturing in Canada

April 10, 2012

Michael Burt
Canadian Industrial Outlook

One could be forgiven for believing that a perpetual fog of woe betides Canada’s manufacturing industry. Despite the end of the recession nearly 3 years ago, headlines continue to trumpet plant closures and job losses. However, this is the common problem of confusing ...

European Football as Unconstrained Capitalism: Only a Few Big Winners

April 03, 2012

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

Over the past year, my colleague Mario Lefebvre and I have applied our training in economics to the world of professional sports, principally in Canada (see the “Playing in the Big Leagues” briefings) For a change ...

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