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E-Mail Please enter valid email. Canada and Japan are at the extreme ends of production and consumption of oil. While Canada benefits from higher oil prices, Japan's economy can suffer because it imports nearly all of the oil it consumes. This is another interesting correlation to follow. Its president is Stephen Poloz. Canadian Government headed by Justin Trudeau and its Department of Finance whose minister is Bill Morneau that implement policies that affect the economy of the country.
Canada being a prominent oil and natural gas producer, the trade organization of that industry is very important. In the USA, we have: The Fed controls the monetary policy, through active duties such as managing interest rates, setting the reserve requirement, and acting as a lender of last resort to the banking sector during times of bank insolvency or financial crisis.
In terms of economic data, we should highlight the Trade Account Balance , a balance between exports and imports of total goods and services. A positive value shows trade surplus, while a negative value shows trade deficit.