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Bank of Canada on Hold While It Waits to See How Global Risks Unfold

January 18, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on the Bank of Canada’s Rate Announcement.

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The Bank of Canada ...

Canadian Business Optimism Rises Amid Uncertainty About U.S. Outlook

January 09, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on the Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey.

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Today’s Business Outlook ...

Canada Ends 2016 With a Hiring Spree, Posts an Unexpected Trade Surplus in November

January 06, 2017

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on the Labour Force Survey and International Merchandise Trade announcement.

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Canada ...

Bank of Canada Leaves Rates Unchanged, Sets Stage for a Divergence in Canada-U.S. Monetary Policy

December 07, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on the Bank of Canada rate announcement.

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In the wake of ...

Canadian Economic Growth Rebounds in Third Quarter

November 30, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following insights on the third quarter GDP announcement.

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The Canadian economy rebounded in ...

New Car Shopping Fuels Retail Sales in September

November 22, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the insights:

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Canadians were shopping for new cars in September, but were spending less ...

Trump Victory Brings Uncertainty

November 09, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on the U.S. Presidential elections and implications for Canada.

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America voted ...

Part-time Hiring Drives Canadian Employment Unexpectedly Higher in October

November 04, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on the release of the Labour Force Survey.

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The Canadian economy ...

Bank of Canada Renews 2 Per Cent Inflation Target

October 24, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following insights:

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The five year renewal of the 2 per cent inflation target ...

Canada Posts Subdued Inflation And A Disappointing Drop in Retail Spending

October 21, 2016

The Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Economist Craig Alexander offers the following perspectives on the Consumer Price Index for August 2016 and the retail sales ...


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