​Sales and investment optimism fell sharply at the end of last year

​Sales and investment optimism fell sharply at the end of last year

​Sales and investment optimism fell sharply at the end of last year A survey by the Bank of Canada puts the level of optimism in sales growth at the lowest level for more than 2 years. The poll of around 100 executives has seen the proportion of respondents expecting growth in sales over the next 12 months fall from 35 per cent in quarter 3 of 2014 to 8 per cent at the end of the year. Investment intentions were also down, to 8 per cent from 20 per cent in the previous quarter.