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U.S. retail sales rose 0.8% in October

But, going forward, consumer spending may fall

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Canadian home sales and prices dropped last month

The housing story across regions is mixed, however


U.S. inflation rose 0.3% in October

Consumers paid more for gas, autos and housing

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U.S. reports jump in deficit to $100.5B in October

Deficit shot up 59% from the same month a year ago

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Britain, EU reach draft Brexit agreement

Theresa May will try to win approval for the deal from her divided Cabinet

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EU, U.K. inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

A deal must be sealed soon to leave enough time for U.K. and European Parliaments to sign off

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Canada hopes to secure free trade deal with China

Wide-ranging trade agreement remains a possibility

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Economic news to watch this week

Ontario's economic update, U.S. inflation and more

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2018 November 9, 2018
  • 16:57
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Fed maintains target rate, indicates more hikes ahead

Next hike expected in December

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Fed likely to keep rates on hold this week and sketch a bright outlook

Most economists expect next interest rate hike in December

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GTA home prices rise 3.5% in October year over year

Plus, insight on when a variable rate beats a fixed rate for your client's mortgage

  • By: Staff
  • November 5, 2018 November 5, 2018
  • 12:30
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Global economy indicates stimulus can be ‘steadily withdrawn’: Poloz

Projections for economic growth and inflation mean interest rates will continue to move higher

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U.S. creates 250K jobs as unemployment stays at 3.7%

Average pay rose by the most in nearly a decade

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New BoC database boosts central bank’s transparency

It includes more than 30 years' worth of economic projections from central bank staff

  • By: Staff
  • November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
  • 14:43
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BoE offers Brexit warnings, after standing pat on rates

A fall in the pound and more could be in the cards for Britain

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U.S. productivity slowed in third quarter

American manufacturers and homebuilders are also facing challenges, separate data show

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Finance and insurance sector boosts GDP in August: StatsCan

Monthly GDP edges up 0.1%

  • By: Staff
  • October 31, 2018 October 31, 2018
  • 12:53
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Eurozone inflation near 6-year high as oil price spikes

The European Central bank isn't expected to pick up the pace of rate hikes

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Why Canada’s comprehensive wealth matters

A new report focuses on five measures of sustainable financial well-being

  • By: Staff
  • October 30, 2018 October 30, 2018
  • 13:29
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EU quarterly growth slows to weakest level in 4 years

Eurozone economy expanded by 0.2% in Q3

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Boons and barriers for emerging markets

Main growth drivers remain intact, but geopolitical issues are cropping up

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018
  • 16:00
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U.S. consumer spending solid in September

Monthly consumption rose, but the boost from fiscal stimulus is ending

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The story behind Canadian business confidence

Canadian Federation of Independent Business barometer dipped in October

  • By: Staff
  • October 29, 2018 October 29, 2018
  • 13:05
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China’s yuan sinks to 10-year low against dollar

Yuan's weakness is fuelling U.S. trade complaints