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Venture capital investment hits global record in 2018: KPMG

Despite the record funding amount, the number of deals dropped to a six-year low

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Home prices in major cities down in December: report

Another report shows reasons for optimism in 2019

  • By: Staff
  • January 14, 2019 January 14, 2019
  • 12:26
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Economic data to watch in the week ahead

Data include Canadian consumer prices and U.S. retail sales

  • By: Staff
  • January 11, 2019 January 11, 2019
  • 12:21
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Cheaper gas sends U.S. consumer prices down 0.1% in December

Lack of inflationary pressure means Federal Reserve can be patient with rate hikes

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Path of rate hikes ‘less clear,’ Fed minutes say

With inflation still muted, officials said in December that the central bank could afford to be "patient''

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What the latest insolvency statistics reveal

Consumer insolvencies rose more than 5% year over year in November

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Despite risks, economists cautiously optimistic for 2019

Chief economists from the big banks lay out their expectations for the year ahead

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Luxury home sales fall in 2018

Headwinds include tight supply, foreign buyers tax and falling oil prices

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BoC holds interest rate, views oil slump as temporary soft patch

Central bank says more rate hikes will be necessary 'over time'

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What to watch from the central bank next week

Plus, an outlook for household debt in 2019

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2019 January 4, 2019
  • 14:21
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Unemployment rate sticks at 43-year low of 5.6%

Yet, weak wage growth persists

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U.S. employers added a stellar 312K jobs in December

Job growth offers reassurance about U.S. economy

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Home sales drop in Toronto and Vancouver last year

Higher interest rates and stricter mortgage rules contribute to moderating market

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Strong U.S. jobs data support ongoing economic expansion

In December, businesses add 271K jobs

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B.C. housing market shows signs of moderation: agency

Assessed values drop for single-family homes

Why slowing economies could prod U.S. and China to reach deal

And what challenges remain

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Canada’s GDP exceeds expectations in October

Economy grows 0.3%, but challenges expected for fourth quarter and beyond

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Business sentiment drops slightly: BoC survey

The overall outlook remains positive and includes widespread hiring plans

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U.S. economy grew at 3.4% rate in Q3

Slower growth expected ahead

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BoE holds rate amid ‘intensified’ Brexit uncertainties

Automotive group issues dire warning about no-deal exit from the EU

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Federal programs could be enhanced to include guaranteed income, Liberals say

The PBO estimates federal spending would need to increase by $43.1 billion annually

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Fed raises key rate for 4th time this year, sees fewer hikes ahead

Updated forecast projects two hikes in 2019, down from three

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Tips from investment experts in 2018: part two

Popular articles on tax rules, stocks and the economy

  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2018 December 19, 2018
  • 11:57
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Weaker pump prices help inflation cool to 1.7%, the lowest reading in a year

Inflation data don't support a January interest rate hike by the central bank

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Alternative mortgage lenders could become a risk

Plus, a 2019 forecast for Canada’s condo market