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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of June 18 – 22. Foreigners bought a net $9.13 billion of Canadian securities in April compared to $6.40 billion in March. $8.79 billion were bonds, and $2.41 billion were Canadian stocks and investment shares. Foreigners divested $2.07 … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of June 11 – 15. Canadian housing starts in May came in lower than expected at 195.6k, versus  expectations of 220k, making it the slowest pace in over a year. The decline was due to multiple starts, … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of June 4 – 8. The US economy added 223k jobs in May, exceeding expectations of 190k. Construction jobs increased by 25k, manufacturing increased by 18k, and service providers increased by 171k. Auto and parts makers and … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of May 22 – 25. Canadian retail sales in March overall increased more than consensus expectations, rising 0.6 percent to $50.2 billion. The largest contributor to the retail sales jump was the new car dealers category, adding 0.74 … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

For the week of May 14 – 18. April’s net change in employment positions declined by 1.1K, compared to expectations of a 20.0K increase. Details show that part-time positions fell by 30.0K, while more desirable full-time jobs rose by 28.8K (higher … Continue reading

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