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Canada officially enters recession

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:10 pm
by Pete
The Canadian economy has entered recession, official figures have shown.

Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by an annualised rate of 0.5% between April and June.

That follows a contraction of 0.8% in the first quarter, meaning the economy has seen two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the usual definition of recession.

The data will be a blow for prime minister Stephen Harper, who faces elections on 19 October.

The economy is expected to dominate the election debate.

The last time the country was in recession was during the financial crisis of 2008-09. As an oil exporting country, Canada has been hit by a fall in the price of the commodity.

US crude oil prices are currently trading at about $47 a barrel, less than half last year's level of $107 a barrel, pushed lower by a fall in global demand, particularly from China.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34116189


(meanwhile everything is peachy-keen here in the states!)

Re: Canada officially enters recession

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 4:53 pm
by nolaxride
That will last until oil is at, IIRC, the $65 level... at which point they'll be back, as will franking in this country... the ME has lost the war. They either keep the price of oil artificially low and bankrupt themselves (do NOT ask bewwie for a definition), or they allow the US to become the largest producer in the world.

I'd say the future is so bright, I've gotta wear shades.

Re: Canada officially enters recession

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:15 pm
by DallasDimeBags
Pete wrote:The Canadian economy has entered recession, official figures have shown.

Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by an annualised rate of 0.5% between April and June.

That follows a contraction of 0.8% in the first quarter, meaning the economy has seen two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the usual definition of recession.

The data will be a blow for prime minister Stephen Harper, who faces elections on 19 October.

The economy is expected to dominate the election debate.

The last time the country was in recession was during the financial crisis of 2008-09. As an oil exporting country, Canada has been hit by a fall in the price of the commodity.

US crude oil prices are currently trading at about $47 a barrel, less than half last year's level of $107 a barrel, pushed lower by a fall in global demand, particularly from China.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34116189


(meanwhile everything is peachy-keen here in the states!)

I sure hope that doesn't screw up my backup health care plan of moving to Canada.<G>

Re: Canada officially enters recession

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:53 pm
by brookboy123
America's economy is the envy of the civilized world.

Re: Canada officially enters recession

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:27 am
by brookboy123
Pete wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:10 pm
The Canadian economy has entered recession, official figures have shown.

Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by an annualised rate of 0.5% between April and June.

That follows a contraction of 0.8% in the first quarter, meaning the economy has seen two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the usual definition of recession.

The data will be a blow for prime minister Stephen Harper, who faces elections on 19 October.

The economy is expected to dominate the election debate.

The last time the country was in recession was during the financial crisis of 2008-09. As an oil exporting country, Canada has been hit by a fall in the price of the commodity.

US crude oil prices are currently trading at about $47 a barrel, less than half last year's level of $107 a barrel, pushed lower by a fall in global demand, particularly from China.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34116189


(meanwhile everything is peachy-keen here in the states!)
America's economy sure did continue to grow while most of the "first world" economies struggled at best.

After the Bush Economic Debacle and a deep recession, our economy grew steadily with moderate job growth.

I am so glad that Trump was handed a growing economy......I hope he is able to steer the economy as adeptly as B. Hussein Obama.

How about some wage growth?......Our Corporate Masters sure are stingy with wage growth.

Re: Canada officially enters recession

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:12 am
by Pete
President Trump has taken the economy to higher levels that 0bama could only dream of

Re: Canada officially enters recession

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:13 pm
by nolaxride
Pete wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:12 am
President Trump has taken the economy to higher levels that 0bama could only dream of
What, exactly, has the President done?