Benjamin Tal

Benjamin Tal is the Deputy Chief Economist at CIBC. He is responsible for analyzing economic developments and their implications for North American fixed income, equity, foreign exchange and commodities markets. Mr. Tal is a member of the Economic Committee of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Toronto Association for Business and Economics (TABE).

Canada Facing Affordability Crisis in Housing

CIBC’s deputy chief economist says we need to change how we think about renting.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | May 19, 2023

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Canada’s Housing Market is Correcting, Not Crashing

Fundamentals remain strong.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | November 23, 2022

4 min 50 sec | Related Article

Peak Rates in Sight But Don’t Expect Cuts Soon

Faced with choice of inflation or recession, BoC will choose recession.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | November 14, 2022

4 min 59 sec | Related Article

Spending Shift, Business Investment to Help Inflation Fight

But risk of recession remains, CIBC's Tal says.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | May 16, 2022

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BoC Overreach Poses Threat to Housing Market

CIBC's Tal thinks the market can adjust without a correction.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | May 9, 2022

5 min 11 sec | Related Article

Why is Real Estate Soaring in the Pandemic?

Low rates, secure income and generous parents have all played a role.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | December 1, 2021

6 min 51 sec | Related Article

Economic Forecasts Still Muddied by Virus, Inflation

A decrease in government assistance could help labour market, economist says.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | November 22, 2021

5 min 35 sec | Related Article

Cue the Recovery, but Watch for Inflation

As with everything in the pandemic economy, inflation is hard to predict.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | May 19, 2021

5 min 07 sec | Related Article

Explaining Canada’s Housing Market ‘Madness’

Canadians may need to adjust their attitudes about home ownership.

Featuring Benjamin Tal | May 12, 2021

4 min 19 sec | Related Article