Canadian international merchandise trade

Canada’s merchandise trade deficit totalled $3.4 billion in August, widening from a $3.0 billion deficit in July. Exports decreased 1.0% on lower volumes, while imports were unchanged. Chart 1   Merchandise exports and imports Exports down for a third consecutive month Following two [...]

Canadian international merchandise trade

Canada’s merchandise trade deficit totalled $3.0 billion in July, narrowing from a $3.8 billion deficit in June. Imports fell 6.0% and exports decreased 4.9%, both due mainly to the effect of widespread price decreases, while the Canadian dollar appreciated sharply relative to the [...]

Canada, EU to provisionally apply CETA in September

Canada and the European Union have finally agreed on a date for provisional application of the oft-delayed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. The provisional application of the massive deal will come into effect on Sept. 21, according to a joint-statement from Prime Minister Justin [...]

CETA held up by disputes over drugs and cheese

Disputes over cheese and pharmaceuticals are holding up the start of a EU-Canada free trade agreement that both sides have championed as a landmark deal for open markets against a protectionist tide. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has received all the clearances required [...]

Canadian economy showing encouraging signs

With the adjustment to lower oil prices largely behind us, there are encouraging signs that growth is broadening across regions and sectors, Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins told the Associates of the Asper School of Business in a speech today. Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins discussed [...]

Business Barometer: Confidence up again in May

The month of May saw another gain in small business sentiment across the country. CFIB’s monthly Business Barometer Index progressed another point and a half upward to hit 66.0—its best level in two and a half years. With that increase, the Index has pretty much recovered its losses from [...]

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