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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. popular support for TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline is slipping, according to a Nanos Research Group poll.
Consumer sentiment in Canada rose for a fourth week to the highest in three months as optimism about job security and real-estate prices increased.
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.
Canadian consumer confidence rose for a second week as prices for commodities including crude oil and gold advanced and optimism about job security surged to the highest in four months.
Canadian Liberals are gearing up for next year’s election by seeking to reestablish the party’s credentials on the economy and national unity.
"Speculation of a referendum has likely had a chill effect on confidence among a segment of Quebeckers."
- Nik Nanos on Mar 24, 2014