March 25, 2011

Category: Articles

Japan: The Forgotten Economy

Prior to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, the importance of Japan to the global economy went unrecognized, swamped by the surge in China’s economic power—the new Asian juggernaut.

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March 15, 2011

Category: Articles

Bleak Headlines Might Be Overdoing Nuclear Danger According to Some Scientists

As the news of a potential nuclear crisis in Japan worsened, markets were reflecting a “get-me-out-of-everything-risky” mindset, as commodities and stocks were selling off sharply and triple-A government bonds are rallying.

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March 11, 2011

Category: Articles

Cool Heads Must Prevail

Yesterday in St. Thomas, Ontario, and the end of my economic outlook presentation, I said that while we have no idea what natural disasters might befall us, the U.S. and Canada are likely to straddle 3% growth this year and next.

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March 11, 2011

Category: Articles

How Will Japan’s Earthquake Affect Canada?

The earthquake, which registered 8.9 on the Richter scale, is the largest to hit Japan in at least 140 years, although the overall ramifications are still very much uncertain and will depend critically on any tsunami-related damages in the Pacific Basin.

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March 10, 2011

Category: Articles

Canada’s Disturbing Productivity Performance

While we were cautiously optimistic about the economic outlook at the turn of the year, we now believe the odds have increased for a self-sustaining expansion in North America through this year and next despite the recent surge in commodity prices.

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March 2, 2011

Category: Articles

Canada Must Diversify its Export Basket

A recent analysis published in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the shifting sands of America’s trading patterns.

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