Canada 2003 capital spending seen up 4 pct vs 2002


OTTAWA, July 23 (Reuters) - Canada's public and private sector plans to increase capital spending to C$212.5 billion this year, up 4 percent from last year and up 2.2 percent from a February forecast, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. Spending on plant, equipment and housing was C$204.3 billion ($144.9 billion) last year and February's preliminary forecast was for total spending of C$207.9 billion. Statscan said the public sector and housing would make up more than half this year's ...

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