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The Weekly Economic Watch offers a commentary on developments in the economic environment as depicted by economic indicators released during the week and on indicators to be published in the upcoming week. Trends in a wide range of international, national and provincial economic and financial indicators are also presented.
Each month, the World economic outlook, in particular the North-American context, is reassessed. It also includes forecasts for the major economic and financial variables.
- World: U.S. dollar still reigns supreme in global currency markets
- Canada: Net portfolio inflows turn negative
- Canada: U.S.: Close to 90% of net imports of crude oil come from Canada
- Canada: Debt service burden is worsening
- Canada: What’s behind the increase in net international investment position?
- Canada: What does surge in capacity utilization rate say about investment?
- U.S.: Employment for key demographic surges to record high
- U.S.: Can large firms keep driving job creation in 2020?
- Canada: Investment income in surplus for the first time ever
- Canada: Do we need monetary stimulus?
An analysis on a current economic or financial topic.
- Fixed Income: The ECB contemplates further monetary policy easing
- New NBF Financial Stress Index does not suggest BoC rate cut
- Presentation to the Canadian Economic Club – January 9, 2019
- Fixed Income: Stock-bond correlations: Are we at an inflection point?
- Strategy update: Trade war = slower earnings growth
- Reality check: Are Canadian households perched over a sinkhole?
- Reality check: Canadian exposure to U.S. protectionism
- The Metropolitan Economic Momentum Index (MEMI)
- Japan and South Korea risk scrambling supply chains further
- Will Iran and the United States step back from the brink?
- U.S.-China truce: a pause in the great power competition
- What is next for Brexit and the UK?
- Is Great Power Rivalry Reshaping Canada’s Economic Landscape?
- Argentina’s looming make-or-break election
- The perils and promise of India
- President Obrador’s politics cool Mexico’s economy
- The behind the scenes struggle to choose the ECB's next leader
- What’s next in the seemingly never-ending Brexit Saga?
- Quick Hit: It’s Ottawa’s red ink we should focus on [but not in the way you might think]
- Quick Hit: Lower yes, but steeper? Not really
- Quick Hit: Higher oil to lead to stronger loonie?
- Quick Hit: Foreigners continue net divestment of Canadian securities
- Quick Hit: Bank of Canada: What’s in a word?
- Quick Hit: Headline numbers can be deceiving
- Quick Hit: Are low interest rates the gift that keeps on giving?
- Quick Hit: For the BoC, is every meeting really a live meeting?
- Quick Hit: Attention pivots back to CNY… déjà vu all over again?
- Quick Hit: The Fed rate cut that wasn’t