Friday, July 29, 2016

The Waiting Game

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July 29, 2016

Volume 21, Issue 3

Dear Friends and Partners,

Even if you try and avoid the news, its tough to miss the tension and turbulence globally. U.S. politics alternates top position with terrorist attacks in Europe. Sadly, the attacks are winning as they increase with atrocity and devastation. Europe is in a war, whether they acknowledge it or not. Some will argue that we are too...

War, terrorism, Brexits, oil, elections - influence one another. Local economies, currencies and economic platforms react and adjust. In our newsletter we focus on economic drivers by studying macro/microeconomics and global economic trends.

Well, the trend right now is a big, ugly war ahead. Some may call it something else, but that is what it is. You can focus locally and see how good it is, sure, but I think we’ll start to see changes in our neighbour countries that will affect us. This may bode well for financial gains in long-term but the short-term trade off could be tense, tighter and diminishing daily life, until global ‘peace' is restored.

**Summer is upon us. Our newsletter will take a break and enjoy the weather, resuming September 1st. Read our blog for  updates.**

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Varcoe: Watching the pendulum swing on Alberta’s fragile economy

By Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald, July 23rd., 2016

ConocoPhillips Canada will cut up to 300 jobs this fall, while Encana Corp. expects to spend an additional US$200 million on capital later this year to drill more wells.
Oil prices slip below US$45 a barrel on Friday, while Canada’s largest driller says it’s noticed a positive change in customer sentiment in the past six weeks.

Like a pendulum swinging back and forth, the Alberta economy seems like it’s moving in opposite directions on an hour-by-hour basis.

“Sentiment is quite unsure,” said economist Warren Kirkland of TD Bank, which issued a report this week on the state of Alberta’s recession. READ MORE HERE 


Alberta’s economic downturn will be longest since early 1980s: TD

By The Canadian Press, July 18th, 2016

CALGARY -- A new report says Alberta's current recession is expected to shrink the economy by more than double the average of the past four recessions.
The TD Bank report released Monday said it estimates Alberta's economy will contract 6.5 per cent over 2015 and 2016, which would widely exceed the 2.7 per cent average retreat of previous economic downturns going back to the early 1980s.

The estimate came after TD tripled this year's expected GDP decline to three per cent, after factoring in the Fort McMurray fires and a higher than expected drop in industry activity.

"Based on our revised forecasts, the 2015-16 recession is likely to go down in history as one of the most severe using the GDP benchmark," TD wrote. GRAB THIS ARTICLE


Paula Simons: New EI numbers paint perplexing picture of Edmonton economy

By Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal, July 22nd, 2016

Just how bad is it?
According to new Statistics Canada numbers released this Thursday, the number of Albertans drawing Employment Insurance benefits jumped by 21.1 per cent between April and May of this year. As of May, there were 77,800 people drawing EI in Alberta — up 58.6 per cent from May, 2015.

Here’s where things get a little more complicated.

Almost one-third of those new EI beneficiaries came from the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo, where the number of EI recipients jumped by a whopping 141.6 per cent, almost entirely as the result of the Fort McMurray fire.  FOLLOW THIS STORY


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