Canadian consumer confidence surged to the highest in more than three years amid rising optimism over the outlook for real estate and the economy.
Consumer sentiment in Quebec rose the most in more than nine months after the primarily French- speaking province voted out the separatist Parti Quebecois in an election last week.
Consumer confidence in Quebec fell the most in more than a year last week, as the election campaign that’s raised the prospect of separation in the French-speaking province draws to a close, while sentiment in Canada as a whole was little changed.
Canadian consumer confidence continued to decline last week as an election campaign in the French-speaking province of Quebec raises the prospect of a referendum on independence.
Jim Flaherty was welcomed into the exclusive club of Group of Seven finance ministers eight years ago at Moscow’s landmark Hotel National with an inside joke.
Canadian consumer confidence was little changed at the lowest in a month before reports this week that will provide clues about how the world’s 11th largest economy fared during a harsh winter.
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Quebec’s election campaign is helping stem recent gains in Canadian consumer confidence, weekly polling indicates, amid escalating talk of a referendum on secession by the French-speaking province.
Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Ed Devlin said he’s pocketing gains triggered by the brief advance of the issue of independence to the forefront of Quebec’s election campaign.
Canadian consumer sentiment rose for a third straight week as optimism about personal finances led gains in all categories of the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index.
"The one-week gain was largely fueled by more positive perceptions on the projected future strength of the Canadian economy and the value of real estate."
- Nik Nanos on Apr 21, 2014