Commodities

U.S. economy, not Canada's, has been the disappointment

sbarlow@globeandmail.comWeak crude prices have caused a lot of anxiety about the domestic economic outlook but it's the U.S. economy - carrying more of the weight of global growth expectations than at any time since the financial crisis - that has been far more disappointing.   Saturday, February 28, 2015

Unifor urges Ford to spend in Windsor

Ford Motor Co. needs to invest in an engine factory in Windsor, Ont., now that it has pumped $700-million into its vehicle assembly plant in Oakville, Ont., Unifor president Jerry Dias says.   Friday, February 27, 2015

Brazil looks to austerity as it sinks into an economic quagmire

The gloom is lifting in parts of Latin America as growth slowly picks up in Mexico and Chile, and Peru regains its footing. But the region's largest economy is facing its worst year in a quarter of a century.   Thursday, February 26, 2015

Encana sets sharp cuts to 2015 budget

Encana Corp., the energy firm that spent about $9-billion (U.S.) buying assets last year, has joined the lengthy list of oil and gas companies forced to cut their 2015 budgets and slow expansion plans in hopes of riding out the prolonged slump in commodity prices.   Thursday, February 26, 2015