Disrupting the bear, a podcast by Deloitte
It’s impossible to turn on the news these days without hearing about trade wars, market volatility, and a potential global economic slowdown. Naturally, this is concerning for Canadian companies, with various national business confidence indexes jumping up and down recently.
Over five episodes, Deloitte will explore the causes of the slowdown and share stories, advice, and ideas on what Canadian companies can do to stay competitive and get ahead of the pack. While many companies may feel like it’s time to hibernate, if anything they should be taking the opposite track and look for ways to activate their business: investing when interest rates are low, expanding when others are holding back, testing new ideas that could move the needle and more. Tune in and hear about what Canadian companies can do to stay competitive and rebound ready for growth.
Quarterly economic outlook series
Stay informed about trends in the Canadian and global economy with quarterly economic outlook commentary by our chief economist, Craig Alexander.
Despite ups and downs on the global front, Canadian growth was exceptionally strong in the second quarter of 2019. Overall, the country’s economic activity expanded by 3.7 percent—a welcome change from the two prior quarters of virtually no growth. But, with slower global growth and plenty of risks looming on the horizon, the key question is: will this pace of growth last?
This is one of the topics Deloitte Canada’s chief economist Craig Alexander explores in our fall 2019 quarterly economic outlook, entitled Growth persists amid uncertainty. Despite the slumping global manufacturing sector and overall escalation of geopolitical risks, particularly the US-China trade dispute and a disorderly Brexit, economic growth should persist, albeit at a modest pace both in Canada and around the world.
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