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The Economic News by the WellingtonStPost.com

World tourism tops 1.1 billion in 2014, contributing to global economic recovery – UN

The number of international tourists reached 1.13 billion in 2014, 51 million more than in 2013, on trend for the fifth consecutive year of above average growth since the 2009 economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced... Read More

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson Hosts Roundtable to Identify Key Priorities for the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan (2015-01-22)

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Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson Seeks Canadians’ Advice on Growing the Economy, Creating Jobs and Ensuring Long-Term Prosperity (2015-01-21)

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Monetary Policy Report – January 2015

Economic growth in Canada is expected to average 2.1 per cent in 2015 and 2.4 per cent in 2016, with a return to full capacity around the end of 2016. ... Read More

Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target to 3/4 per cent

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is lowering its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 3/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/2... Read More

World Bank: worst-affected countries 'crippled' by economic impact of Ebola

While the Ebola epidemic shows its first signs of slowing and confidence grows about stopping the outbreak and reaching the target of zero new cases, a new World Bank Group report on economic impacts of the disease says its effects... Read More

Post-2015 agenda must boost links among development, security, human rights – UN chief

Stressing that the United Nations is built around the three pillars of peace and security, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today underlined the need pay attention to their interdependence, during an address to the Security Council. ... Read More

In Honduras, UN chief urges leaders to draw on country’s diversity to sustain progress

Delivering a “message of hope” on his first ever visit to Honduras, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the National Congress to draw on the tremendous diversity and voices of all the country's people as they undertake measures to... Read More

In Honduras, UN chief urges leaders to draw on country's diversity to sustain progress

Delivering a “message of hope” on his first ever visit to Honduras, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the National Congress to draw on the tremendous diversity and voices of all the country's people as they undertake measures to... Read More

Drilling Down – Understanding Oil Prices and Their Economic Impact

Deputy Governor Timothy Lane discusses the causes of the recent drop in oil prices and its effects on the global and Canadian economies. ... Read More

Five years on, Ban honours Haiti’s earthquake victims, looks ahead to brighter future

Marking the anniversary of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti five years ago today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 United Nations personnel, who perished, and declared that in sorrow, there is... Read More

Five years on, Ban honours Haiti's earthquake victims, looks ahead to brighter future

Marking the anniversary of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti five years ago today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 United Nations personnel, who perished, and declared that in sorrow, there is... Read More

Government Seeks Canadians’ Advice on Growing the Economy, Creating Jobs and Ensuring Long-Term Prosperity (2015-01-12)

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Senior Loan Officer Survey – Fourth-Quarter 2014

The survey results point to nearly unchanged business-lending conditions during the fourth quarter of 2014. ... Read More

Business Outlook Survey – Winter 2014-15

The winter Business Outlook Survey continues to provide signs of strengthening demand, especially among export-oriented firms and manufacturers. However, the outlook for businesses that are linked directly or indirectly to the energy sector has deteriorated. ... Read More

Harper Government to Balance Budget in 2015 (2015-01-02)

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Official International Reserves – January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)

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Creating Jobs and Opportunities for Canadians in 2014 (2014-12-31)

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Harper Government Delivers Increased Tax Cuts and Benefits to Families (2014-12-30)

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Government Announces 2015 Automobile Deduction Limits and Expense Benefit Rates for Business (2014-12-23)

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