Loading…
Friday, July 11, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 1/2/2014 - Updated: 6 months ago

BUSINESS BRIEF

Canadians’ optimism about economy rising

BLADE NEWS SERVICES

OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian consumers are heading into 2014 with more confidence than a year ago, buoyed by hope that jobs are more secure and real-estate prices will rise, according to the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index.

The weekly sentiment measure rose to 58.4 for the period that ended Friday, up from 57.8 the previous week and higher than the 57.3 average for 2013. The gauge ended 2012 at 52.9.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories




Poll