NAFTA

Checking on 13 of Trump's biggest campaign promises, one year later

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump had had a signature a list of promises that's proved to be a guide for what he's prioritized as president.<p>Now, …

JCPOA

Bank of Canada raises interest rate: Read the official statement

Here’s the statement from the Bank of Canada on its rate decision for Wednesday, January 17, 2018:<p>The Bank of Canada today increased its target for …

Economy

Trump Beginning to See Nafta Benefits, Agriculture Secretary Says

President Donald Trump has come to see that Nafta has some benefits to the U.S., particularly for farming, even as he stays firm in his demand for a …

Sonny Perdue

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate to 1.25%

The Bank of Canada raised its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent Wednesday, the third time it has moved its benchmark …

Economy

At the open: TSX flat as gold miners weigh, financials and pot stocks rise

Canada's main stock index opened flat on Wednesday, with falls among gold miners offset by gains for financial stocks and marijuana producers.<p>The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 9.26 points, or 0.06 per cent, at 16,308.14 shortly after the open.<p>The Canadian dollar steadied …

Markets

Bank of Canada Sees Trump's Tax Plan Trickling Across Border

President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan is a $600-billion boon for the American economy that primarily benefits U.S. businesses and high-income …

Economics

Davos paper attacks Trump's views on trade

© Reuters. Davos paper attacks Trump's views on trade<p>By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Donald Trump's view of world trade will be …

Economics

Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes on

DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry?<p>The answer is still unclear. In the meantime, automakers continue to put out new vehicles of all shapes and …

Business

A Year After Trump, Davos Elite Fear Cyberattacks and War

The threat of large-scale cyberattacks and a “deteriorating geopolitical landscape” since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have jumped to …

Economics

Is It Time To Buy This Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer And Its Safe 4.1% Dividend?

AG Growth International is a leading Canadian manufacturer of agricultural equipment.<p>The company’s 2018 outlook is favorable with growth expected in …

Stocks

Trump campaigned to remove the GOP's 'shackles.' Instead, he's often wearing them

In the heat of his unlikely presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared himself free of the “shackles” of the Republican Party, promising to “fight for America the way I want to” and insisting he would never wish “to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people.”<p>Yet a year into his presidency, Trump …

Politics

How Wall Street learned to stop worrying and love Trump

“The markets have pretty much put on blinders.”<p>President Donald Trump has had an erratic start to 2018 — he’s threatened nuclear war on Twitter, seen growing questions about his mental stability, and stirred controversy in disparaging immigrants from what he reportedly deems “shithole …

Politics

Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Wednesday

© Reuters. 5 key factors for the markets on Wednesday<p>Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, …

Economy

Justin Trudeau Says 2015's Sunny Promises Will Take Canada Through 2018's Storms

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau sees dark clouds on the political horizon: severe weather and income inequality begetting forced migration and a growing …

Canada

2018 will be a year of consequences

In terms of foreign and security policy, 2017 could fairly be called a year of disruption for the Trump administration. Now, 2018 promises to be a …

North Korea

Trump agenda: has the president got America’s back on trade?

From its red brick headquarters on the outskirts of Atlanta, the solar producer Suniva has spent more than a decade touting itself as a champion of …

Economics

‘Shooting themselves in the foot’: How NAFTA’s collapse could disrupt U.S.-Canada energy trade

Energy trade between Canada, the United States and Mexico has been such a success under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) it has barely …

American Petroleum Institute

Bank of Canada poised to lift rates, retain cautiously hawkish policy position

The Bank of Canada is poised to lift the target for its overnight rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 per cent on Thursday morning AEDT, potentially the …

Economy

Asa Hutchinson plugs benefits of NAFTA

In remarks in Rogers today, <b>Gov. Asa Hutchinson</b> plugged the benefits of the<b> North American Free Trade Agreement,</b> which puts him somewhat at odds with …

Asa Hutchinson

Automakers Put on a Show in Detroit But Policy Storms Loom in DC

New models soaked up the spotlight at the Detroit auto show this week but policy decisions coming from Washington in 2018 may do more to determine …

Transportation

Warning light: Mexican car sales slump ahead of election

MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Car dealerships in Mexico City have kicked off the new year offering "clearance sales" and free insurance as 2017 …

Economy

Trudeau Suggests Trump's NAFTA Threats Should Be Taken With Grain Of Salt

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau remains optimistic that Canada, the United States and Mexico can strike a deal to modernize NAFTA that benefits all three …

Chrystia Freeland

TSX set to open higher ahead of BoC interest rate decision

(Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Wednesday ahead of a decision on interest rates from the Bank of Canada.<p>March futures on the S&P TSX index <SXFc1> were up 0.42 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.<p>The Bank of Canada will make its next interest rate announcement …

Economy

Turnbull and Abe to discuss 'useless' Chinese aid in the Pacific

Optimism is growing a hesitant Canada will soon sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership ahead of Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese counterpart Shinzo …

International Relations

Conservatives surge to within three points of Liberals in newest Nanos poll, though may be too early to decipher trend

The governing Liberals are ceding ground to their rivals in the House in the wake of a series of ethics controversies involving the prime minister …

Canada

Things looking up for town of Churchill as province makes funding announcement

OTTAWA — The mayor of Churchill says his northern Manitoba town is making headway in carving out a sustainable future. "We're looking for 2018 to be …

Canada

Evening Brief: Flags, free trade and not-so-friendly warnings

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you the Ottawa Economic Association (OEA). 2017 was a great year for the Canadian economy, posting the fastest</b> …

Figure Skating

'Twice the headache': Why it's getting harder for Canadians to enter U.S.

Amid negotiations over possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, an immigration lawyer says it’s becoming more difficult for …

Immigration

On NAFTA, Canada agrees to discuss the unthinkable

Canada seems to be quietly backing down on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It is now willing to bargain U.S. demands that the Liberal …

Canada

Currency Traders Brace for Possibility of `Hawkish Hold' by BOC

© Reuters. Currency Traders Brace for Possibility of `Hawkish Hold' by BOC<p>(Bloomberg) -- Foreign-exchange traders who had all but priced in a Bank of …

Economy