What does the Bank of Canada really think drove oil prices?

While the Bank of Canada has generally said fundamentals drove the oil boom, there have been hints it saw other factors at play

The great fall of China

China’s stock market frenzy masks a serious slowdown in the country’s economy, and that could mean even more pain for Canada

What a commodity bust would mean for Canada’s economy

Given that we’re already in a slow-growth environment, the risk is stagnation in the economy, or something worse

What really accounts for our sluggish growth

How commodity prices and terms of trade explain the last two years of being stuck in limbo

Booms, busts, and mantra about bitumen

Andrew Leach on a new report from the Pembina Institute and Equiterre

Commodity traders: the next Lehman Brothers?

Here we go again, with ‘systemically important’

Why China’s slowdown could mean big trouble for Canada’s economy

It’s not just about weaker demand, it’s about the end of a story investors have been betting on


Turning water into money

Talk of trading access to water on an open market stirs controversy, but it’s already a reality in Alberta

Carney: This time it’s different

‘Even though all booms are finite, this one could go on for some time’

The Canada bubble

The Canada bubble

The Canadian economy is booming and investors are flooding in. Is it too good to be true?


Econowatch: If a giant stumbles…

For the past decade, it has been difficult to pick-up a newspaper without reading a headline about China’s phenomenal economic growth and its impact on everything from oil prices to global food supplies. And thanks to our resource-based economy, Canada in particular has benefitted from the boom in commodity prices sparked by China’s seemingly insatiable appetite for oil and other raw materials. But what happens if China’s growth were to slow dramatically over the next few years?


Two charts you need to see about commodities and the housing market

All of Canada’s strengths are underpinned by the phenomenal commodity bull market