Category: In The Media
Recent data from mainstream mining indices are showing a rapid decline in value, in some cases not seen since early 2016. The S&P TSX Metals & Mining Index has plummeted almost 19% from July this year, and the Global Index dropping almost 12% in the same period (July to October 2018).
As a reference, these indices … Read More »
The new pan-North American trade agreement has arrived, under it’s new name “U.S.M.C.A” or United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement. We take a look at the headlines from across the spectrum, as well as some interesting op-eds on the subject.
Full Agreement Text
Office of the United States Trade Representative: Full text here
CBC: Trump, Trudeau … Read More »
Housing Price Index and New Housing Starts Data Paints a Vivid Picture of the Construction Industry in Western Canada
The monthly Canadian New Housing Price Index data was released today and showed a 0.1% increase, which was above the forecasted 0.0%. This is the first increase since January of this year, which has seen a flat market so far, even decreasing slightly at -0.2% in April’s release.
Conversely, overall Housing Starts were down, figures released … Read More »
The Employment Change data was released this morning by Statistics Canada showing strong growth overall and 42.6% higher than forecast result for the month of June. The expectation was to be a net increase of 22,300 jobs, Canada instead adding 31,800 jobs through the period. In previous months at Goldbeck Recruiting we reported that hiring managers … Read More »
The Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was released earlier today, and shows the sector achieving “their strongest overall performance since April 2011, with the headline PMI reading boosted by faster new order growth and the greatest increase in pre-production inventories for six years.”* Regionally, “Quebec experienced the strongest overall improvement in manufacturing conditions” according … Read More »