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Would Canadians Trade High Gas Prices for Stronger NHL Teams?

February 18, 2016

Brent DowDall
Senior Manager, Research and Business Development
Forecasting and Analysis

Gas prices and hockey are two things that Canadians like to talk about more than just about anything. When pump prices are high, we complain. When they are down, we brag about finding the lowest price. When it ...

Manufacturers Need More Workers, Investment, to Take On U.S. Rebound

February 11, 2016

Jacqueline Palladini Jacqueline Palladini
Senior Economist

Originally published by Canadian Business on February 3, 2016.

With the loonie at lows not seen in a decade, and the U.S. recovery finally building steam, conditions seem ideal for a revival of Canada’s manufacturing exports. But after 15 years of struggling with increased competition, sluggish ...

Low Oil Prices: Good or Bad for the Global Economy?

February 09, 2016

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist
World Outlook

Lower oil prices normally mean stronger global growth, but these are not normal times. Some observers believe the collapse in oil prices could cause a global recession—a dramatic change from the past, when surging oil prices drove recessions. Production cuts by ...


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