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ID #:   39270198
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Description:   Quarterly survey of hiring intentions by industry sector - Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, Retail, Transportation, Contruction, Professional services, Business service, Wholesale, Manufacturing.

Also includes Confidence in prospects for business growth by sector (Accounting & finance, Advertising & marketing, Human resources, Technology, Legal), Hiring trends - top positions in demand by sector.

Concern about retaining top performing employees (natioanl total) [business confidence, IT professionals]]

 
Publication Date:   6/29/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   7/3/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39261119
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Description:   Quarterly survey of Canadian investment managers Includes: % believe the market is fairly valued or undervalued, % that are bullish vs. bearish by Sector and by Asset Class (Canadian Equities (broadmarket), Canadian Equities (small cap), Canadian Real Estate, International Equities, Canadian Bonds, Canadian High Yield Bonds, Emerging Market Equities, Cash, $CDN vs. $US. [Canadian dollar, business confidence]
 
Publication Date:   6/29/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   7/3/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39261157
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Description:   Quarterly survey of Alberta businesses on their near-term economic expectations. Compares business sentiment to business activity. Also includes a hiring intentions index. Covers Alberta, North & South and Industry Sectors (Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Professional/Technical Services, Construction, Transportation, Wholesale, [Business Confidence]
 
Publication Date:   6/1/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Alberta
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/25/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39270162
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Description:   Quarterly survey of executives at Canada's largest companies. Includes: Which of the following do you think best describes the Canadian economy at the current time -strong growth, moderate growth, moderate decline, strong decline, What are your expectations for the Canadian economy over the next 12 months

How concerned are you about each of the following economic possibilities: Weak growth in US, Levels of personal debt, Another credit crunch, Another crash in the stock market, Weak consumer demand, Higher interest rates, Deflation

What are your expectations for your company over the next 12 months, What is the biggest concern facing your company (e.g. access to credit, internal organizational challenges, market fluctuation)

How important are foreign markets to your company’s growth [business confidence]

 
Publication Date:   6/23/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/24/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39270155
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Description:   Survey of small business owners [business confidence]. Includes: % of small business owners report business is improving, % report that their business is experiencing a downturn, % reported a "significant downturn"

% of small business owners said they were extremely or a little stressed by the economy, % predict revenue growth in the coming 12 months, Of these % expect that growth to be 20 per cent or more, Average expected increase

Weakness facing their business in the next 12 months - % report cast flow, wage and benefit costs

Biggest threat in coming year - % report competition

% of small businesses have a formal business strategy, % of that group strongly agree that they feel prepared to successfully navigate the next 12 months

 
Publication Date:   6/23/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/23/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   6148
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Description:   Survey of Canadian business decision-makers on the future direction of Canadian and international business by region, sector, size. Index components: Global conditions, Domestic conditions, Trade opportunities, Domestic sales, Foreign sales, Hiring intentions

Also Company response to current level of dollar (Cut costs/efficiencies, Adjusting export pricing, Nothing/riding it out/absorb loss, Reconsider business model, Changing production systems, Currency hedging. [Canadian dollar / exchange rates, business confidence]

 
Publication Date:   6/17/2010
Frequency:   Semi-Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, some provincial details
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/18/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269619
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Description:   Quarterly survey of executives that focuses exclusively on professional-level hiring. Includes: % of executives polled said they are confident in their companies' prospects for growth in the next quarter, % plan to increase hiring in professional occupations, such as accounting, finance and information technology (IT) by industry sector, % said it is challenging to find skilled professionals today. [business confidence]
 
Publication Date:   6/2/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/14/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269927
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Description:   Latest economic indicators for Canada. Covers: Employment (000s), Employment change (000s) , Unemployment rate (per cent), Wage settlements (total, %), Wage settlements (public, %), Wage settlements (private, %) , Average weekly earnings (Y/Y, %), Labour income (Y/Y, %), Retail sales (%), Consumer Price Index (CPI) (Y/Y, %), Motor vehicle sales [auto sales] (units, millions) Housing starts (units, 000s), Personal savings rate, Consumer attitudes (2002 = 100) [Consumer confidence]

Real GDP at basic prices (%), Manufacturing shipments (%), Wholesale sales (%), Real merch. exports (%), Real merch. imports (%), Merch. trade balance (current $ millions), Industrial product price index (Y/Y, %), Raw materials price index (Y/Y, %), West Texas Int. crude (US$/barrel), Business confidence (2002 = 100)

Chtd. bnk. personal loans ($ billions), Chtd. bnk. business loans ($ billions), Prime business rate, 3-month T-bill rate, 5-year mortgage rate [interest rates], Exchange rate (US$/C$)

 
Publication Date:   6/1/2010
Frequency:   Monthly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/7/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   1206
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Description:   Small and medium-business expectations about performance and hiring. (Business confidence) Includes some sector and provincial data.

Also rating of the impact of major business factors on business performance (Energy prices, Customer demand, Insurance premiums, Labour availability, Competition, Interest rates, Access to bank finance, Border crossings, Stock market performance, Other input costs), Capital spending plans, Wage and price increase plans.

 
Publication Date:   6/2/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly, Monthly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, some provincial detail
 
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Posted/Updated:   6/3/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269942
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Description:   % of Canadian senior finance executives expect economic expansion over the next year, % expect a sustained increase for their companies' products and/or services by this year's second quarter, by this year's third quarter

% indicated that the decisions made during the economic downturn have actually improved their companies' long-term prospects for success [Financial Crisis 2008], % implemented new metrics: employee productivity measurement, supply chain management measurement.

% say they plan to invest in improving production process efficiency, % say they plan to improve administrative process efficiency, % plan to invest in the development of new products and services, % plan to invest in expanding market access.

% expect their companies' current cash and working capital discipline to remain intact over the next two years, % say their companies intend to keep tightly focused on their core businesses over this period of time

% plan to increase headcount this year, % are "very likely" to restore lost capabilities in the coming year, expanding work capacity, acquiring new expertise or experience, % expect to pay less for talent than in the previous economic expansion

% expect business travel to stay the same over the next year, expect their companies will increase business travel spending over the next year, % say their companies will further restrict discretionary forms of travel: trips to attend conferences and retreats

% say over the next 12 months their companies will focus on profitability, top-line growth, % expect capital spending to remain stable, % plan to increase spending on computer hardware, labour/headcount, transportation/logistics services. [business confidence]

 
Publication Date:   5/11/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada some global comparisons
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/12/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39268692
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Description:   Gauge of senior real estate executives' confidence in financial and real estate markets in Canada & U.S. Includes: Perspective on real estate market, Real estate asset values, Availability of capital, (today vs. one year ago, today vs. one year from now) [business confidence]
 
Publication Date:   5/11/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, U.S.
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/12/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269903
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Description:   % of Canadian firms predicting revenue growth in the coming year, Expected time of full economic recovery [Financial Crisis 2008], % advocate government guarantees against default [business confidence]
 
Publication Date:   5/4/2010
Frequency:   advocated government guarantees against Bi-Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   5/5/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39264670
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Description:   Quarterly survey of Chartered Accountants holding key leadership positions in Canadian companies. Includes: Level of optimism for economy in next 12 months, Current level of optimism compared to 12 months ago, Prospects of business for next 12 months, Expect business growth

Anticipated change in business indicators next 12 Months (Total revenue, Total profits, Imports, Number of employees, Skills training/staff development budget, Input prices, Prices organization charges, Average basic salary, Advertising sales and marketing, Research & new product development, IT budget, Total funding from debt, from equity, from bank borrowing)

% anticipate their company could be sold, closed or transferred, with the next five years, Top business challenges, How government could improve Canada’s competitiveness, Impact of Canadian dollar exchange rate. [business confidence]

 
Publication Date:   4/27/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, Some data detail for Quebec Ontario, Alberta, B.C.
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/29/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269847
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Description:   Global survey of CEOs. Includes Canadian specific results - % of Canadian CEOs indicated their investment into climate change was either unaffected or increased during the recession, % delayed or reduced their investment as a result of the recession, % % of CEOs will focus on preparing for the impacts of climate change initiatives in 2010

% believe that consumers will place a higher emphasis on a company's environmental and corporate responsibility practices before making a purchase [green consumers], % plan to change their environmental and corporate responsibility strategies

% support social and environmental sustainability regulations

What do you expect to happen to headcount in your organisation globally over the next 12 months? [business confidence], % agree "The government has reduced the regulatory burden on corporations."

 
Publication Date:   4/26/2010
Frequency:   Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/26/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39268342
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Description:   Survey of senior loan officers on Overall business-lending conditions, Pricing and non-pricing lending conditions. [Business confidence]
 
Publication Date:   4/12/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/12/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   14600
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Description:   Results of surveys with senior management. Firms are selected based on the composition of Canada's gross domestic product. Includes: Over the next 12 months, your firm's year-to-year increase in sales volume is expected to be greater or lesser; your firm's investment spending on Machinery and Equipment (M&E) is expected to be higher or lower; your firm's level of employment is expected to be higher or lower; Rate the current ability of your firm to meet an unexpected increase in demand (some difficulty, significant difficulty); Does your firm face any shortages of labour; are prices of products/services purchased/sold expected to increase at a greater, lesser, or the same rate as over the past year, expected inflation rate

Over the past 3 months, how have the terms and conditions for obtaining financing changed (compared with the previous 3 months)? [business confidence]

 
Publication Date:   4/12/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   4/12/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269731
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Description:   Survey of Canadian business leaders on the economy and federal budget. Includes: Which of the following do you think best describes the Canadian economy at the current time - strong growth, moderate growth, moderate decline, strong decline?

Expectations for the Canadian economy, Your company [business confidence] over the next 12 months, How concerned are you about the current value of the Canadian dollar [exchange rates]

Is it more difficult or less difficult for your company to access credit and financing now compared with 12 months ago [access to credit]

 
Publication Date:   3/28/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/29/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39267769
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Description:   Survey of Canadian manufacturers and exporters on business conditions [business confidence]. Includes: Compared to previous quarter current orders are higher, same, lower, Over the next three months, orders are likely to be: higher, same, lower.

Materials inventories and Finished goods inventories are: too high, right, too low, Over the next three months, jobs will: increase, same, decrease, Experiencing difficulties in accessing financing

Data provided by province, company size and sector (Food, Printing, Chemicals, Plastics or Rubber, Primary metals, Fabricated metal products, Machinery, Computer or electronic products, Electric equipment, Transport equipment, Other

 
Publication Date:   1/1/2010
Frequency:   Monthly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, provinces
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/28/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269646
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Description:   % of Canadian employers do not expect to lay off or terminate any more staff in 2010, % expect to hire within the first two quarters of 2010

2009 revenue results (better than expected, about expected, worse than expected), growth expectations for 2010. [Business confidence]

 
Publication Date:   3/12/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/13/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269623
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Description:   % Canadian small business owners foresee taking on more business in the coming year, % expect to expand the scope of their business, % are hopeful their business's future financial position will improve

% of small business owners are planning to hire in the next year to manage their increased workload, % looking for full-time, permanent employees, % of new positions will pay at least as much as they did last year.

% of small business owners are stressed by the economy, % plan to invest in new equipment or other capital expenditures, % plan to upgrade their IT, % plan to expand their business's physical space

 
Publication Date:   3/9/2010
Frequency:   Quarterly
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   3/9/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269565
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Description:   Survey of senior executive officers of Canadian SMEs on business confidence. Includes: were "very" or "slightly" optimistic about Canada's economic outlook over the next 12 months, % believe the economy will turn around in the second half of 2010, 2011.

% expect to see an increase in revenue in the coming year, % expect to see an increase in profitability, % plan to invest more money in plants and machinery, % expect accessibility of financing to remain at the same level of accessibility over the next 12 months, % expect it to become more accessible. [access to financing]

% believe employment levels at their respective companies will remain stagnant, % said they would keep selling prices the same, % will not increase investments in new buildings, research & development [R&D], exports.

Includes limited provincial highlights

 
Publication Date:   2/25/2010
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Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/25/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269498
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Description:   Survey of BC business leaders on business confidence. Includes: % expecting a higher overall level of activity in the BC economy in the next 12 months, % expect higher sales and profits in 2010 for their own company, % expect change in employment levels for their company/business.

Top business issues facing B.C. business in 2010. Industries that are considered to be making a solid contribution to the future overall well being of the province’s economy.

 
Publication Date:   2/4/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   B.C.
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/8/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269471
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Description:   % of Canadian small business say they do business internationally

Reasons for doing business internationally - % of small businesses report: sales and revenue opportunities, access to foreign markets, presence of suppliers and partners in other markets, owner costs, competitors, greater availability of talent.

Barriers to doing business internationally - % of small business report: bureaucratic red tape, lack of product demand, lack of knowledge or contacts in overseas markets, low profit margins, high shipping and storage costs, and unstable financial conditions.

% of Canadian SMEs expect local GDP growth to maintain the same pace in the next six months [business confidence], % indicated that their plans for investing in their own businesses through capital expenditures have not changed, % foresee their hiring plans to remain unchanged in the coming six months

 
Publication Date:   2/2/2010
Frequency:   Semi-Annual
Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   2/2/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269456
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Description:   % of Canadian CEOs confident about future prospects, % are pessimistic, % are now "very confident" of their short-term prospects, % expect to increase their staffing this year, % say their industry's recovery is underway, % say the economic recovery was already underway [Financial Crisis 2008]

The top opportunity for growth - % cited better penetration of existing markets, M&A, new geographic markets, % concerned about exchange rate volatility and availability of key skills

% concerned about a longer global recession, fear of over-regulation, % had initiated cost-cutting measures in the past 12 months

% believe public trust has slightly fallen, % believe consumers will now - place greater importance on a company's social and environmental reputation, spend less and save more, be more active in product development

% said their companies are preparing for the impact of climate change initiatives, % of Canadian companies with climate change initiatives saw no effect of the recession on their strategies, % raised such investments last year

Canadian responses are compared to Global responses. [business confidence]

 
Publication Date:   1/27/2010
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Location Type:   Online
Geography:   Canada, World
 
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Posted/Updated:   1/27/2010
 
 
 
ID #:   39269437
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Description:   Survey of Canadian senior finance executives on the economy in 2010. Includes: In what year do you expect the Canadian economy to return to normal growth rates? To what extent has the credit market changed over the past 6 to 9 months? Significant company risks in 2010 (e.g. declining margins, access to capital, declining sales, shrinking demand)

Will you company be required to refinance any of its capital in 2010? Is your company considering disposals to raise financing?

% planning on increasing spending in 2010 on: IT systems, Debt financing, New R&D/IP, Financial reporting/internal control, Greater number of employees, Property, plant and equipment

Critical factors in corporate strategy in 2010 (e.g. growing revenues, focus on customer service, increases in volumes, technology improvements, reducing costs), Areas of focus for senior finance executives in 2010

Will your company add more risk reporting to mitigate risk in 2010. [Business Confidence]

 
Publication Date:   1/25/2010
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Geography:   Canada
 
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Posted/Updated:   1/25/2010
 
 
 
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