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Too Many Commodities ... Too Little Demand

August 28, 2015

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

The world economy is awash in an excess supply of commodities that nobody wants to buy any more. This oversupply is hampering the ability of the global economy to return to the 3 per cent-plus growth rates we saw in the mid-2000s, before the ...

Riskier Lending Practices Can’t Support Growth in Consumer Credit Forever

August 12, 2015

Kristelle Audet Kristelle Audet
Senior Economist
Canadian Industrial Outlook

Unlike many of its global peers, much of the Canadian financial sector emerged from the 2009 recession largely unscathed. Since then, a strong housing market has supported its expansion and profitability. However, the smooth sailing may be coming to an end. ...


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