No decline in consumer confidence for second week
An index of consumer confidence has held steady for the second week in a row. The poll by Bloomberg and Nanos Research shows that sentiment in the Canadian economy was roughly flat for the week to March 13 and while the sub-index in personal finances and job security declined slightly there was an increase in the general economy and real estate sub-index. House prices are expected to increase over the next six months by 33.92 per cent of respondents while 17.86 per cent expect them to be lower. Read the full story.