Ottawa, February 11, 2016–The revival of the U.S. economy offers Canadian industries expanded opportunities for growth in a new trade era, but relatively few Canadian industries are well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities. The commodity supercycle is over and emerging market growth is slowing, while the U.S. economy is http://www.conferenceboard.ca/press/rss/news.rss
Montreal, February 4, 2016 – A ranking comparing the relative fiscal and budgetary performance of the provincial premiers puts the current Quebec government in second place among its peers. This ranking measures government spending, corporate and individual taxes, and deficits and debt. With an overall score of 78.2 out of 100, the
Montreal, February 1st, 2016 – While the debate rages on regarding the Energy East project, the MEI points out that even in a scenario in which absolutely no new pipelines are built, oil production in the country will increase significantly from now until 2040, as the National Energy Board (NEB) stipulated
In a CCNet-Essay written nearly 20 years ago, Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe emphasised that mankind’s ability to inject greenhouse gases into the atmosphere was essential to “maintaining the present advantageous world climate, the opposite of what environmentalists are erroneously advocating.” A new study has vindicated their climate scepticism yet again. – See more at: The Global Warming Forum
The Bank of England has voted to keep its key interest rate at a record low of 0.5 percent as weak inflation has kept the pressure off policymakers to start raising borrowing costs.With a vote, once again, of 8-1 policymakers decided to keep rates steady at their January policy meeting, particularly since inflation remains at 0.1 percent, well below the Bank’s official 2 percent target.Britain’s growth is among the strongest of developed countries but since crude prices have fallen to near $30 a barrel, this would suggest that there will be very little inflation in …
In this Forbes article, Alex Chafuen analyzes a new ranking of 50 leading US based think tanks. The measurement and ranking was produced by TheBestSchools.org a web portal focusing on on-line college and university courses. The authors relied on a new software which ranks digital marketing efforts. The analysis has its weaknesses but fourteen market-oriented think tanks appear on the top, led by Heritage Foundation, and followed by Cato. On bang for the buck, Mises Institute came out first. [wpv-post-body view_template=”credentials-in-articles”] The Most Influential Think Tanks In The United States: A New Social Media Ranking
Fed Focus for Wednesday; 76% chance of first hike since 2006. Oil drops below $35/bbl.; CAD falls to new lows before making up losses. Strong EUR economic data make further easing less likely. Chinese economic data beats expectations across the board, possible sign of stability.
[wpv-post-body view_template=”credentials-in-articles”] In articles and columns touting the virtues of solar energy, a chorus of reporters and pundits are claiming that solar panels produce electricity for about the same cost as fossil fuels. These individuals are also declaring that because of this, solar energy will soon provide a major portion of the world’s electricity. However, official government data from the U.S., Germany, and the International Energy Agency show that solar energy is far more costly than fossil fuels. Furthermore, even if governments continue to mandate and subsidize solar while penalizing competing technologies, solar is on …