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Ticking up

Factory sales picked up in May but remained lower 2.7% lower year-to-date

The Seven, July 19, 2024

Sticking the landing

Motoring momentum

New vehicle sales in Alberta improving in 2024

More roofs for more heads

Starts continued to move higher through the first half of 2024

June cooldown

Lower inflation opens door for possible rate cut next week

Trending up

Benchmark house prices in Alberta up again in June

The Seven, July 12, 2024

Getting our bearings on inflation

Beefing up

Cattle prices in Alberta keep rising

Internal ties

Alberta’s manufacturing trade with the rest of Canada in 2022

Steady as she goes

Oil prices halfway through 2024

Up and down

Job growth by sector in Alberta

The Seven, July 5, 2024

Jobs, exports, oil production and the Stampede effect

Exports to the United States

Fourth of July special

More barrels

Oil production remained at record highs in May

Still wary

Small business confidence in Alberta in June

The Seven, June 28, 2024

The long and winding road…to lower inflation and interest rate cuts

Holding their own

Restaurant and bar sales in Alberta

Demographic directions

Alberta’s population projected to keep growing

Not just yet

Inflation stubborn in May

Moving up

Resale home prices in Alberta in May

The Seven, June 21, 2024

A new outlook and a new look

Normalizing

Job vacancy rate edges down again

Population special

People continue to flock to Alberta

Standing tall

Housing starts continued to surge in May

Finding its stride

New Alberta Economic Outlook released today

Still on course

Factory sales picked up in April and was up 2.4% from last year

Weekly Wrap, Friday, June 14, 2024

Neighbours on different paths

U.S. economic news

Inflation cools, interest rates higher for longer

Building momentum

Residential construction in Alberta 

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Alberta’s primary agricultural sector in 2024

Gotta travel on

The tourism industry’s long road back from the pandemic

Weekly Wrap, Friday, June 7, 2024

Soft jobs report reinforces rate cut decision

Price swings

Alberta’s international exports in April

The wait is over

Bank of Canada cuts policy rate to 4.75%

On this rise

Alberta’s crude production in April

On the menu

Restaurant and bar sales in Alberta in Q1

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 31, 2024

Systems ready, but will the BoC actually pull the trigger?

Not the norm

Working remotely in Alberta by industry

Seven in ten Alberta businesses are optimistic

But cost-related challenges loom large

Bumpy but growing

China consumed 29% of Alberta's total non-US merchandise exports last year

My experience at the ATB Business Summit

Alberta is expected to be one of Canada's growth leaders this year and next

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 24, 2024

Inflation cools, but cumulative effects weigh

Calgary posts explosive population growth

But it was not the only part of the province to see strong growth last year

Working remotely…

From another province

Special Report: Chasing Affordability

The return of interprovincial migration to Alberta

National inflation rate lower in April

Encouraging inflation report ahead of June rate decision

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 17, 2024

Will more (inflation) data clear the fog?

Up for sale

Calgary and Edmonton house prices continue their hot streak

Foot steady on the gas

Residential construction intentions have picked up in Alberta while they remain sluggish elsewhere in the country

Cattle and crop prices going in different directions

Crops prices have come down from recent peaks while cattle prices continue to rise

Different strokes

Sources of job growth in Alberta and Canada

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 10, 2024

Jobs spring forward ahead of Mother’s Day

Oil and gas companies cautiously optimistic

ATB’s spring energy sector survey

Thirsty for oil

Global oil consumption continues to rise

Decrypting the rise of Bitcoin ETFs

ETFs offer a familiar investment structure for cryptocurrency

Exports in March 2024

Trade levels down from last year in Alberta

Weekly Wrap, Friday, May 3, 2024

Now flowing

Barreling ahead

Record oil production ahead of TMX

Room to grow

Alberta’s exports to the U.K.

Lagging behind

Canadian economy slower in February and March

Business confidence in April

Up in Alberta, down nationally

Weekly Wrap, Friday, April 26, 2024

Hope springs eternal

Today’s special

Restaurant and bar sales on the rise

Signs of fatigue

Retail sales juggernaut slowing down

Living together

Multi-family housing starts in Alberta

Global resiliency

World output to now grow at 3.2% in 2024

Weekly Wrap, Friday, April 19, 2024

Cooling core inflation and the need for investment

It's halvening

Halving plays a critical role in the future of cryptocurrency

In the right direction

February revenues picked up by 4.1% and reversed all of the decline in January

Another swallow?

The headline inflation rate ticked up to 2.9% in March

Turning up the heat

Home construction intentions picked up in February

Weekly Wrap, Friday, April 12, 2024

Alberta housing market not waiting for rate cuts

The productivity imperative

Energy-related industries have among the highest levels of productivity and wages in Canada

Lighter finger on pause

The Bank of Canada remained on the sidelines in April

Resurgence

The Indigenous economy in Alberta rebounded sharply in 2021

Brewing troubles

Global coffee and cocoa prices could rise significantly over the coming months

Weekly Wrap, Friday, April 5, 2024

March (employment) break, and the surge in interprovincial migration

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