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To Cut or Not to Cut? That is the Question for Oil Producers

April 18, 2016

Carlos A. Murillo Carlos A. Murillo
Economist,
Industrial Economic trends

Global crude oil prices seem to have finally found a floor. After briefly falling below US$30 per barrel in February, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price has now breached US$40. Much of this rally has been driven by the anticipation of ...

Shattering The Myths About The U.S. Economic Rebound

April 12, 2016

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist
World Outlook

The success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the U.S. presidential primaries illustrates that voters are angry about the state of the U.S. economy. Trump claims that the economy is in the doldrums due to illegal immigrants stealing jobs from Americans. ...

Fallen Loonie Forcing Canadian Pro Sports Franchises to Adapt Their Game

April 11, 2016

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

Canadian sports fans will have lots of time for golf and gardening this spring—no Canadian-based teams will be taking the ice for the Stanley Cup playoffs starting this week. The game has changed for Canadian franchises off the ...


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