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Category Archives: Economic Digest

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Economic Digest – December 2016

ACCESS For the first time, Canadians are spending more on Internet access than television subscriptions from the country’s telecom and cable companies with demand soaring...

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Economic Digest – November 2016

CROPS North America’s wettest harvest in about five years hiked farmers’ costs as they dried crops to avoid spoilage. One fifth of US and Canadian...

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Economic Digest – October 2016

CEMENT The cement industry is one of the world’s most polluting: it accounts for 5 per cent of man-made carbon-dioxide emissions. About 4.3-billion tonnes of...

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Economic Digest – September 2016

CUBA More than two million tourists visited Cuba in the first half of this year, putting the country on track for a record number of...

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Economic Digest – August 2016

BREXIT As Britain begins the process of extricating itself from the European Union, the government has discovered it is sadly lacking in a key resource:...

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Economic Digest – July 2016

BIKES The Scandinavian furniture giant IKEA is about to introduce its first bike. The “Sladda” which means to skid sideways in Swedish is the company’s...

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Economic Digest – June 2016

SWEDEN The Swedish Ministry of the Environment and Energy has petitioned the European Union to add the American lobster to a list of foreign species....

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Economic Digest – May 2016

COMMODITIES Canada’s two major railways are seeing a plunge in prices and demand for industrial commodities. The number of carloads hauled by them has fallen...