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Friday, 4 March 2011

Firms investing in machinery and equipment

With Canadian businesses continuing to accumulate huge levels of corporate savings (see chart 1 and 2), it's nice to see the business sector finally getting serious about investing in machinery and equipment. A recent survey by Statistics Canada also shows investment intentions rising in 2011. Also, there's no doubt the strong Canadian dollar has been a big factor in the recent increase in machinery imports.

1 comment:

  1. Investing in M&E does little for the unemployed; it increases efficiencies; but doesn't contribute to productivity

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