The Canada-bears will be coming out of hibernation now

Drastic drop in retail sales is a concern Here’s the 10,000 view of Canada – The first half of the year was super-strong – One set of house-price cooling measures came in April and activity/prices are down substantially in Toronto If you think the first half was skewed, then much of that strength will be…

China expects to meet 2017 GDP target of 6.5%

So says China’s NDRC head at the Communist Party Congress 21 Oct – striving for GDP over 6.5% this year – will stick to steel capacity cut mission this year Optimistic tones out of China given recent upbeat data. Economists believe China’s actual growth should easily beat the target. The economy grew 6.8% Q3 and 6.9% in…