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Economy

News
July 30, 2020  

Ontario regions of Toronto, Peel moving to Stage 3 on July 31

Windsor-Essex region will remain in Stage 2, the Ontario provincial government said.

News
July 30, 2020  

U.S GDP falls by 9.5 per cent in second quarter

The drop is the largest quarterly drop in recorded history.

News
July 27, 2020  

Orders for big ticket manufactured goods in U.S. up 7.3% in June

The U.S. Commerce Department said that the June gain in durable goods orders follows an even bigger 15.1% increase in May.

News
July 21, 2020  

Retail sales bounced back 18% in May, StatCan says

Sales of cars and car parts saw a 66% increase in sales during May, the agency said.

Podcast
July 17, 2020  

Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 5: Engineering resins

Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A

Podcast
July 10, 2020  

Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 4: PVC

Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A

Podcast
July 2, 2020  

Canadian Plastics podcast: Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 3: Polystyrene

Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19 – A

News
June 29, 2020  

Canadian small business confidence up slightly in June, CFIB survey says

Small business confidence rose slightly in June to 54.6 points on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Business Barometer, two points higher than May’s reading but still well below historical norms.

News
June 26, 2020  

Scotiabank accepting applications for next phase of CEBA program

This third phase has expanded eligibility that enables broader groups of businesses to apply for financial relief.

News
June 26, 2020  

Pace of the decline in global auto sales “moderated” in May, report says

The latest Global Auto Report from Scotiabank says that a slow climb back has begun for global auto sales.

News
June 24, 2020  

Toronto, Peel Region entering Stage 2 of Ontario’s restart phase

Windsor-Essex remains the only region not cleared to move to the next phase, due to high COVID-19 case numbers on farms in the region.

News
June 19, 2020  

COVID-19 is hurting demand for PET, report says

Lockdowns and restrictions are dampening demand for PET in what should be a season of high demand, according to a new report from an analyst at ICIS.

News
June 18, 2020  

Moldmakers predict 25% drop in revenue from original 2020 forecasts, survey shows

Die builders and die casters are expecting the most significant drop, the survey conducted by Harbour Results Inc. says, followed by stamping, molding, and mold builders.

News
June 16, 2020  

U.S. retail sales soar 17.7% in biggest monthly increase ever

U.S. retail sales had been expected to rise by about 8.5% per cent in May.

News
June 15, 2020  

Manufacturing sales see largest-ever drop in April: StatCan

The April decline was much deeper than many analysts had been expecting.

News
June 8, 2020  

Forty-four per cent of small firms now fully open, CFIB says

A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business finds that 44% of Canada’s small businesses are now fully open, up from 38% two weeks ago.

News
June 5, 2020  

Chemical industry faces volatile backdrop on road to recovery

The coronavirus crisis may simply accelerate key macro trends

News
June 4, 2020  

Quebec tables bill to boost economy by fast-tracking major projects

The stimulus Bill 61 would allow projects to move ahead and bypass certain rules under the Environment Quality Act.

News
June 3, 2020  

Plunge in Canadian auto sales decelerated in May, Scotiabank says

U.S. auto sales also saw a smaller decline in May, according to Scotiabank’s latest Auto News Flash.

News
June 1, 2020  

Global polyester production is expected to decline by more than half a million tonnes this year, report says

The knock-on effects will also hit global demand for polyester’s key raw materials paraxylene and PTA in the coming years, the new report from Wood Mackenzie said.