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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of April 23 – 27 Canadian headline inflation increased 2.3 percent year-over-year in March, which was 0.1 percent lower than consensus expectations but 0.1 percent higher than February’s figure. The average of the core measures came in … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of March 6 – 10. Fed Chair Janet Yellen seems to have confirmed that the Fed will be raising interest rates in March; speculators have the rise’s probability at 96%. Yellen said that assuming employment and inflation are … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of February 13-18 The Canadian economy continued to surprise economists in January by adding 48.3K positions, nearly 60K more than expected; however, the underlying details are not as strong as last month’s results. Full time employment was increased … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of February 6 – 11 After a relatively slow month for data in Canada, we will see a pick-up in releases this week. Data will be released for international merchandise trade, building permits, housing starts, and employment. … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of January 30 – February 5 GDP numbers for November will be released on Tuesday and are expected to have grown by 0.3%  on a month-over-month basis, compared to an equal drop of 0.3% in the month … Continue reading

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