Deficits are here to stay. But how sustainable is that?

The days of endless deficits are back, and with minority government pressures and economic trouble ahead, that’s a problem
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This slowdown in Canada’s economy suits the Bank of Canada just fine

Econo-metrics: Any hotter and the Bank might have to hike interest rates again, walloping Canadians who are carrying a massive amount of debt
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Justin Trudeau is getting cocky about the economy. Watch out.

Strong Jobs growth and markets may breed complacency, which creates the conditions for the dumb risks that eventually cause a crisis
Some economists bet red-hot economy will convince Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz to hike rates next week.

Canada’s economy is really overachieving right now

Econ-o-metric: GDP soars 4.5% in second quarter, boosting interest rate hike expectations further
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Donald Trump’s make-believe economy

His verbal nonsense is turning the U.S. into a version of China—a place where little of what officialdom says about the economy can be trusted
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The hype about a Donald Trump bump for the U.S. economy is over

It was expected Trump’s policies would juice the economy in the short term, but his disastrous first six months in office have shown that won’t be the case

For Canada’s economy it seems the worst of the oil crash is over

We can’t read too much into a single quarter, but the period of weak growth and declining incomes appears to be over
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Econo-metrics: The (almost) monster first quarter GDP

Canada’s economy is still being driven by consumption, but there are hopeful signs that businesses are finally starting to invest again
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The good news (and bad) about Canada’s economy

With GDP and employment up, the present looks great. The future? Not so much.
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Why you should be wary when O’Leary promises big GDP growth

That reality-television hucksters such as Trump and O’Leary would overstate their abilities is no surprise, but don’t be seduced into thinking economic policy is easy