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Business outlook worsened in Q3 amid higher interest rates: StatCan – National |


Statistics Canada says enterprise financial outlook worsened within the third quarter as rates of interest started to have a cooling impact on the financial system.

In its quarterly report on financials statistics for enterprises launched Wednesday, the company says the continuing labour scarcity, downward pattern in power and metallic costs, and depreciation of the Canadian greenback in opposition to the U.S. greenback all contributed to elevated uncertainty and worries over an financial slowdown.

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It says Canadian companies noticed seasonally adjusted web earnings earlier than taxes lower by 8.1 per cent within the third quarter in comparison with the earlier quarter, although it elevated 12 months over 12 months.

Internet earnings earlier than taxes for oil and fuel extraction was down 3.4 per cent as fuel costs have been decrease through the quarter.

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Statistics Canada says the development trade was much less worthwhile within the third quarter, seeing its web earnings earlier than taxes decline 11.1 per cent attributable to increased prices, particularly wages and supplies.

Monetary companies additionally noticed web earnings earlier than taxes go down by 11.6 per cent.

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