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"The Bank of Canada has prudently maintained a wait-and-see approach, keeping rates on hold until some of the global uncertainty diminishes," says Craig Alexander, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada. More insights on today's Bank of Canada rate announcement:
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“Last year, Canada’s economic growth was held back by weak business investment and a disappointing export performance,” said Matthew Stewart, Associate Director, National Forecast. “Overall, we anticipate a better performance this year, as the energy sector puts less of a drag on the economy, exports manage a slightly better performance and government stimulus ramps up.”

Read the Canadian Outlook: Winter 2017 here -
Ottawa, January 17, 2017—Following an increase of just 1.3 per cent last year, Canada's economic growth is expected to accelerate to 1.9 per cent in 2017, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Outlook: Winter 2017. “Last year, Canada's economic growth was held back by weak ...
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Brexit looms as one of the biggest economic factors shaping the global economy in 2017. The negotiations between the United Kingdom and European Union are unprecedented, and they have the potential to wash up on the shores of the United States and Canada. The two North American neighbors have extensive and long-standing trade ties to both the UK and EU, but they appear to be headed in different directions. Canada has just signed a free-trade agreement with Europe, while the US seems poised to look inward.

This Special Webcast, featuring experts from Canada, the US, and Europe, provides the best evidence and analysis of the cross-Atlantic implications of Brexit. Find out what your business needs to know in this turbulent environment:
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Financial wellness has been a growing concern among financial professionals and HR managers over the past decade. Broadly categorized in two ways, financial wellness involves long-term planning issues taking into account, retirement, investments, insurance, education and estate issues and short-term planning issues such as day-to-day cash flow and debt management.
Join us for the Financial Wellness and Retirement Readiness 2017 conference in Toronto on January 23-24:
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The rate of inflation is projected to almost double this year, from a mere 1.0 per cent to close to 2 per cent next year—just shy of the Bank of Canada’s inflation target. However, the increase will still cost an average Canadian household roughly $1,600 more on their annual expenditures.

This latest blog post by our Chief Economist, Craig Alexander, breaks down what is going to cost Canadians more and less in 2017:
A regular blog from The Conference Board of Canada's economics team
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A new trade and economic era for Canada is now at hand. A protectionist Trump administration is accelerating the emergence of this era, but the trends have been under way for a decade. This next trade and economic era is globally oriented, has more of a role for services and investment and is about emerging technologies and services in areas such as a low-carbon future. Is Canada ready to act decisively to shape and strengthen its position in this new era?

Read the latest blog post by Senior Fellow, Glen Hodgson:
Originally published in the Globe and Mail on January 12, 2017. Over the past hundred years, Canada's economy has evolved through two quite different economic eras, guided by trade policy. A new trade and economic era for Canada is now at hand. A protectionist Trump administration is accelerating ...
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“Despite sluggish economic growth and the impending expiration of a number of collective agreements, few work stoppages are expected in 2017 as many unions and employers appear prepared to work together where necessary to maximize benefits for employees,” said Allison Cowan, Director, Leadership and Human Resources Research, The Conference Board of Canada.

Read the Industrial Relations Outlook 2017:
Ottawa, January 16, 2017—Continued economic challenges across the country have organizations on both sides of the bargaining table concerned with job security and managing costs this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Industrial Relations Outlook 2017. “Despite sluggish ...
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Economic growth in the U.S. has averaged around 2 per cent per year since the end of the 2008–09 recession—one of the slowest recoveries from a severe economic downturn ever. Donald Trump contends that this rate of growth is simply not good enough for the United States. His administration plans to cut taxes, ramp up spending on infrastructure, get rid of burdensome regulations, and tear up what he says are unfair trade deals. Trump says these measures will lead to sharply higher growth than during the Obama years—closer to 4 per cent over both the short and longer terms.

To date, equity markets have bought into Trump’s argument, soaring since his election victory. However, the path to economic nirvana is fraught with risks. Continue reading this blog by Kip Beckman, Principal Economist, World Outlook here:
A regular blog from The Conference Board of Canada's economics team
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Canadian motor vehicle parts manufacturers are in a strong position to start 2017. U.S. consumers are projected to continue to buy new Canadian vehicles at a robust pace, even after two consecutive years of near-record sales. In 2017, pre-tax profits
are forecast to ease, but still reach $1.7 billion. Read the report here:
This report examines the short-and medium-term economic and profitability outlook for Canada’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry.
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From major data breaches and phishing to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and ransomware, cyber security issues have continued to hit the headlines on a regular basis in 2016. The pace of adoption of new, networked technologies is increasing, potentially creating a whole host of new vulnerabilities. This means it is unlikely that we will see a slowdown in cyber security issues any time soon. One area where connected technologies and data collection have been growing rapidly is in smart, connected cities.

Read the latest blog by Dr.Satyamoorthy Kabilan titled Smart Cities: The Next Great Cyber Security Risk?
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