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Arthur Donner is a Toronto-based economic consultant with a lively interest and involvement in economic policy issues. Arthur has the ability to make complicated economic issues understandable to widely different audiences. Consequently, his career has moved between universities, governments and ... more

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E Is Canada’s Housing Construction Boom Easing Back?
Canadian housing starts declined nearly 10% to 195,500 (annualized) units in May, extending the softer run of construction activity which began early in the year.
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E Canada’s Economy Recorded Very Slow Growth In The First Quarter
Although the Canadian economy expanded over 3% in real terms in 2017, nonetheless the economy recently recorded three consecutive quarters of slow economic growth.
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E The Goldilocks Jobs Market In The U.S. Is Still Functioning
The U.S. economy continued to display momentum in the second quarter of this year and created a vigorous 223,000 new jobs in May after only 159,000 new jobs in the previous month.
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E The U.S. Economy Is Doing Just Fine, Despite Large Trade Deficits
The American economy has been running large trade deficits for decades, and despite its history of foreign trade deficits, is doing just fine.
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E Other Than Argentina And Turkey, Emerging Market Countries Are In Better Shape To Withstand A Currency Crisis
The Brazilian and Turkish currencies have weakened sharply this year, making it very difficult to service these countries sovereign debts which are denominated in U.S. dollars.
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E Why Has Emerging Market Sovereign Debt Become Such An Issue In Financial Markets?
Sovereign debt is generally a riskier investment when it comes from a developing country rather than a developed economy.
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The Euro Area’s Economy Has Been Re-Energized
1 month ago

The political and economic risks are real.

Brexit and the impact on euro mkt, Trump and his antics, worries about foreign trade barriers, the swing to the right in some countries, and concerns over when the ECB starts to withdraw monetary support. My own sense is that the euro will hold together.

The Euro Area’s Economy Has Been Re-Energized
1 month ago

YIkes. This is a hard question to answer.

From my experience, strong economic growth is rarely a good predictor for the market. To use an economist cop out, strong growth is likely a necessary condition, but not on its own a sufficient condition for strong equity markets.

Canada’s Employment Surge Continued Into March
1 month ago

Sorry for tardy response. A weak Cdn currency, currently close to 75 cents US, the very strong US economy, and the revival of commodity prices, particularly oil.

The Trump Republicans Have Completely Abandoned Fiscal Responsibility
2 months ago

those are many interesting ideas for saving money. However, my priorities would be different.

The tax cuts were very unbalanced, favoring the wealthy. I think that this is wrong, even though the American public seems almost unaware of this.

A Strong Currency Has Lowered Inflation In The Euro Area
8 months ago

I agree. Of course, China is selling consumer goods all over the world, and in this way, is lowering prices (and inflation) virtually everywhere.

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Arthur Donner Commented on The Euro Area’s Economy Has Been Re-Energized:

The political and economic risks are real.

Brexit and the impact on euro mkt, Trump and his antics, worries about foreign trade barriers, the swing to the right in some countries, and concerns over when ...

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Arthur Donner Commented on The Euro Area’s Economy Has Been Re-Energized:

YIkes. This is a hard question to answer.

From my experience, strong economic growth is rarely a good predictor for the market. To use an economist cop out, strong growth is likely a necessary condition,...

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