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Published: Thursday, 1/2/2014 - Updated: 6 months ago


Canadians’ optimism about economy rising


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.

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