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OECD urges rich nations to share vaccines to even up growth

The organization modestly downgraded its growth forecast for this year

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Labour shortage surged in Q2: StatsCan

Job vacancies, vacancy rate at record levels last quarter

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 12:54
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What another Liberal minority means for clients

A re-elected Liberal government could go after bank profits and move ahead with taxes on the wealthy

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Fed likely to signal a coming pullback in economic support

This week’s policy meeting could lay the groundwork for an announcement

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Biden faces limits of $1.9-trillion Covid-19 aid as some states resist

White House officials harbour frustrations over the slow pace of distributing money for some of its programs

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Fitch downgrades GDP forecasts amid supply woes

Shortages crimp global growth, cloud Canada's outlook

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Economic growth across G20 slowed in second quarter, OECD says

Large differences were observed between countries

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Inflation rate rises to 4.1% in August, highest since 2003

Supply-chain disruptions helped drive the price growth

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CREA lowers home sales forecast, but nudges average price higher

Tight supply is driving the increase in housing costs

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.3% in August, lowest in 7 months

The lower-than-expected reading should ensure the Fed leaves its interest rate unchanged at next week's meeting


Economic growth still bright, but dimming: OECD

Leading indicators see weakening in still-strong recoveries

  • By: Staff
  • September 14, 2021 September 14, 2021
  • 12:03
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As Delta wanes, risks to global recovery ease: Moody’s

Cases are still rising in Canada, but they're starting to fall elsewhere

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Economic recovery remains a bumpy ride

RBC cuts 2021 provincial forecasts, despite positive momentum in most regions

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Corporate rating upgrades outnumber downgrades this year: Fitch

Last year, public health restrictions resulted in almost 20% of corporate ratings receiving a downgrade

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Households stacked cash, mortgage debt in Q2

Mortgage borrowing jumps amid low rates, tougher rules

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Canada adds jobs for third consecutive month

The economy added 90,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.1% for the month

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Scotia slashes GDP forecast amid supply constraints

Disruptions prove more significant than expected, as demand remains robust

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BoC plans to hike rates before reducing bond holdings

The timing of an interest rate increase depends on the economic recovery

Workers continued to return in July: OECD

However, the jobless rate remains elevated during the pandemic

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Minority households twice as likely to face financial hardship: StatsCan

Overall share of households in Canada reporting financial difficulty has declined during the pandemic

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Clients don’t understand RESPs, poll suggests

About half of Canadian parents use the savings tool, a Canada Life survey finds

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2021 September 9, 2021
  • 11:49
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Are European equities on the rise?

After a sluggish start, the recovery is gathering steam

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Fed survey finds growth ‘downshifted’ in summer due to Covid

The U.S. economic pullback reflects concerns about the delta variant

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Wealth gap narrowed in 2020: StatsCan

Canada's poorest households saw increases in their income, net worth


Outlook for reinsurers improves post-pandemic

Rising prices, economic recovery support sector’s earnings

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 14:44