OctaFX | OctaFX Forex Broker
Open trading account
Back

Canada: Energy sector dampening the growth outlook - ING

According to analysts at ING, Canada’s unemployment rate should edge up slightly in December to 5.7%, but wage growth could soften the figure (again) if we see another deceleration.

Key Quotes

“Our medium-term growth outlook, and thus demand for labour, has been dampened slightly by Canada’s energy sector. Transportation constraints and inventory build-ups have triggered cutbacks in production. The central bank pointed out that the sector will be “materially weaker than expected” in their December press release.”

“Employment should be supported by the new non-medicinal cannabis market, legalised mid-October. The scope for growth is large and in turn so are hiring prospects - November saw an annual increase of 266% in cannabis-related jobs. This should help keep the unemployment rate relatively low.”

US: Solid economy but some signs of weakness emerging – ABN AMRO

Han de Jong, chief economist at ABN AMRO, suggests that even though the US is the strongest growing economy of the key countries, but its growth has p
Read more Previous

US: Jim Mattis’ resignation from the White House does not bode well for 2019 – ABN AMRO

According to Han de Jong, chief economist at ABN AMRO, the most recent resignation of Jim Mattis, the US Defense Secretary who does not agree with pre
Read more Next
Start livechat