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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.

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Episode 1: What’s with this slowdown?

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Episode 1: What’s with this slowdown?

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.

In his most recent Economic outlook, Alexander explores the reasons for the continuing global economic slowdown and its implications for monetary policy and for the Canadian economy, which is seeing nascent signs of improvement after stalling for two consecutive quarters. Past weakness will curtail average annual growth in Canada to just 1.4 percent this year, but the economy is expected to accelerate to 1.7 percent in 2020. The report argues that while the current economic environment is characterized by enormous risks, it also offers opportunities for those who stay informed and ready to adapt to evolving conditions.

More than meets the eye
Economic outlook: July 2019

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The first step to maintaining confidence in any economic outcome is to start planning now. Become more resilient to events in the business cycle and position your organization to seize opportunities even in a potential downturn.


Learn more about how Deloitte can help you prepare for an uncertain economy, take advantage of the opportunities that arise, and emerge stronger than ever.

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