After enjoying strong global growth in 2017 and the first half of 2018, the expansion we have seen in recent years is losing momentum. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is forecasting global growth at 3.5% in 2019 and 3.6% in 2020; both forecasts have been revised downward from October; the seco...

Up until the end of the third quarter the world was convinced that the glass was half full. Then abruptly, it switched to half empty. While there has been a long list of concerns in the marketplace this year, it was the prospect of a long and difficult trade war between the U.S. and China that tippe...

Global: We have found growth but, has inflation lost its way?

Global growth has since recovered from the disappointing 3.1% in 2016. Leading the pack are the G7 nations that have outperformed trend growth, despite unrelenting geopolitical risks (Brexit, Trump etc.). Global growth is forecasted to be...

Over the 6 months ending January 2017, Canada’s GDP has grown at an average rate of 4%. Examining the most recent data (January 2017) Canada’s GDP grew 0.6% month over month; almost double what economists originally forecasted. We anticipated a sharp pickup in economic growth in the third quarter of...

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April 9, 2020

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