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Ukraine: A Nation Searching for Its Identity

June 25, 2013

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

Only a few Canadians get to experience the challenges and rewards of promoting economic development on the ground in another country. I recently had that experience in Ukraine, where the Conference Board is delivering a CIDA-funded project that ...

Canadian Energy Sector at Risk Due to Surging U.S. Energy Production

June 20, 2013

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

U.S. production of oil and gas is surging. This is great news for America, which should be able to reduce its reliance on energy imported from unstable or undemocratic regimes in places like Venezuela and the Middle East. ...

Canada’s Over-Valued Housing Market? Not so Fast, OECD

June 17, 2013

Centre for Municipal Studies

A recent study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) suggests that house prices in Canada are overvalued by as much as 30 per cent! This result is obtained by comparing the ratio of current average house prices to disposable ...

Could Europe Veer to the Dark Side?

June 12, 2013

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

The good news is that the looming economic threat to the global economy attributable to the euro zone splitting apart has receded over the past few months. The bad news is that the crisis has now moved into even more dangerous phases ...

Soft Resource Prices Exert Varying Influences On Canadian Housing Markets

June 07, 2013

Robin Wiebe Robin Wiebe
Senior Economist, Centre for Municipal Studies

Canada has long been known for its resource exports, starting with the fur trade. More recently, oil has become increasingly important and the Canadian dollar is sometimes called a “petro-loonie”. But incomes and wealth generated by the primary sector are not ...

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