Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service could be coming to Canada soon, Canada’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.2 % in August, and the loonie closed above 82 cents U.S. These are the stories we’re following this week:
- More jobs were added in August than expected, sending the Canadian unemployment rate to its lowest point since the financial crisis 9 years ago. Via MarketWatch
- Amazon gears up to expand its Prime Now delivery service in Vancouver and Toronto; the move could happen as early as November. Via Retail Dive
- As NAFTA negotiations continue, a new survey finds that 44 % of Canadians want stronger trade relations with Europe, compared to just 41 % who favourS. trade ties. Via Canadian Manufacturing
- The loonie closed above 82 cents U.S. after the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate hike announcement, reaching its highest point in more than two years. Via CBC News
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists he won’t be backing down on small business tax plans, but signals he’s open to exploring better changes. Via Global News
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