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ATB Financial’s economics team interprets the latest statistics on wages, employment, inflation, the oil and gas industry and other economic drivers in our province.

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The Owl focuses on the day’s top economic new​s.

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Crop prices relatively stable
August 20, 2018

Crop prices relatively stable

It hasn’t always been the case, but prices for Alberta’s two major cash crops — wheat and canola — have been relatively stable over the last few years.

Price inflation moves higher
August 17, 2018

Price inflation moves higher

Alberta's price inflation clocked in at 3.5 per cent last month, with the highest price movement for a single group of goods being energy. Compared to the same time last year, total energy prices have grown a whopping 25 per cent.

Manufacturing sales boost recession recovery
August 16, 2018

Manufacturing sales boost recession recovery

Sales of manufactured goods reached their highest level in two and a half years in June.

Alberta’s housing starts remain close to Canadian average
August 15, 2018

Alberta’s housing starts remain close to Canadian average

As Alberta continues its economic rebound in 2018, housing starts have also picked back-up, at least partially.

What’s in a survey? Calgary world’s fourth most livable city
August 14, 2018

What’s in a survey? Calgary world’s fourth most livable city

It’s a good day to be a Calgarian. The city by the Bow was just ranked the fourth most livable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit.


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Alberta Economic​ Outlook

ATB Financial’s Alberta Economic Outlook summarizes research on Alberta’s most important sectors. It analyzes the province’s economic happenings and outlines what may occur in the next few months.​​

Todd Hirsch

Learn more about Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist at ATB Financial.​​

Rob Roach

Meet Rob Roach, the director of insight on ATB Financial’s economics and research team.​​

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