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U.S. 10-year yield curve inverts

The inversion is an early warning sign of potential recession

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Canada’s inflation rate ticked higher to 1.5% in February

Broad-based price gains include costs for mortgage interest, vegetables and car insurance

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Conference Board downgrades 2019 growth forecast

The federal budget is unlikely to impact the country’s economic outlook, a report says

  • By: Staff
  • March 21, 2019 March 21, 2019
  • 14:05
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Feds to introduce automatic CPP enrolment, raise GIS ceiling

The moves are among several budget measures aimed at retirees

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 March 20, 2019
  • 14:40
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Fed predicts lower growth, no hikes for 2019

Key interest rate was left unchanged on Wednesday

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Fitch cuts global growth forecasts

The rating agency predicts Canada’s economy will grow by 1.6% in 2019

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 March 20, 2019
  • 12:58

Workforce getting older, more reliant on immigrants: StatsCan

The government agency has published its projections for the Canadian job market in 2036

  • By: Staff
  • March 20, 2019 March 20, 2019
  • 10:27
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Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

Analysts also expect an updated forecast for economic growth

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M&A volume will dip by 0.2% in 2019: survey

Risk of recession, fears of trade protectionism seen as biggest concerns for dealmakers

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • 12:47
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Canada saw a record securities inflow in January: StatsCan

Canadian investors shed foreign holdings, while foreign investors piled into Canadian securities

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • 11:46
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Poll finds Canadians are feeling anxious about the economy

Half of respondents in Alberta and Saskatchewan say their standard of living has decreased

  • By: Staff
  • March 18, 2019 March 18, 2019
  • 10:49
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Federal budget will aim to make housing more affordable for millennials

Housing affordability measures to focus on supply, demand and regulation

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RBC cuts Canadian 2019 growth forecast to 1.5%

The report says the Bank of Canada will likely raise interest rates later this year as price pressures increase

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2019 March 15, 2019
  • 11:52
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Central bank says rising global debt is holding back growth

BoC warns debt loads could be an “amplifying factor” in an economic downturn

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Home sales, average prices down in February: CREA

The association says sales were down 4.4% compared to a year ago

Household debt grew faster than income in Q4

There was roughly $1.79 in credit market debt for every dollar of household disposable income

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Debt service costs continue to rise for Canadian households

Rising rates leave households, banks vulnerable to downturn, Moody's warns

  • By: Staff
  • March 14, 2019 March 14, 2019
  • 11:41
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How the Liberals could apply fiscal room in 2019 budget

Economists expect the government to offer stimulative measures and election goodies

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U.S. consumer prices saw modest February increase

Some economists expect inflation to pick up as the benefits of higher wages flow through the economy

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U.S. retail sales up slightly in January after December drop

Growth could fall below a 1% annual rate in the first three months of this year

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Canadian business news to watch this week

Home sales and household debt numbers, and a BoC speech are on the agenda

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February U.S. job gains smallest in a year and a half

A harsh winter may have contributed to U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs

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Canada added 55,900 jobs in February

The surge last month followed an even bigger gain of 66,800 positions in January

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Canadian housing starts trend lower

New residential construction remains above historical average

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Housing starts jump in U.S.

New residential construction rose 18%, led by single-family houses