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Can China Overcome the Burden of History?

December 18, 2014

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

The debate over China's long-term growth path continues to rage among academic economists and forecasters. Some, like Harvard economists Lant Pritchett and Larry Summers, contend that the Chinese economic juggernaut is destined to come crashing down to earth at some point over ...

Yuan Trading Comes to Canada

December 11, 2014

Michael Burt
Canadian Industrial Outlook

On November 8, China and Canada announced an agreement that will allow Canada to host a trading hub for China's currency—the renminbi, or yuan. Canada joins a growing list of countries that have similar agreements, but it is the first country in the ...

Balanced Federal Budget Just One Step to Fiscal Health

December 08, 2014

Brent DowDall
Senior Writer
Forecasting and Analysis Division

The federal government’s return to the black in 2015 is not unexpected, but it is still a welcome and necessary achievement. Despite volatile oil prices and uncertain global economic growth, the government has signalled that it intends to keep the budget ...

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