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Canada’s trade deficit grew to $2.7 billion in February

Canada ran a merchandise trade deficit of $2.7 billion in February compared with a deficit of $1.9 billion in January, reported Statistics Canada on Thursday.…

Where to look in Q2 amid ‘choppier’ markets: BlackRock

What bouts of volatility mean for investors

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  • April 4, 2018 April 4, 2018
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Midlife ‘wealth shock’ may lead to death: study

Effect of large losses has experts considering how to protect savings

Canadians reveal highest home purchase intent in 8 years: poll

Canadians are feeling confident about the economy and employment

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  • April 3, 2018 April 3, 2018
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Finding value in have and have-not stocks

How this manager finds meaningful differences in valuation

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • April 3, 2018 September 12, 2018
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‘The China Hustle’ reveals shell company scandal

New documentary shines spotlight on reverse mergers

  • By: Allan Tong
  • April 2, 2018 September 5, 2018
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Economy dipped 0.1% in January: Statistics Canada

The Canadian economy contracted 0.1% in January, hurt by unscheduled maintenance shutdowns in the oilpatch and weakness in the real estate sector following mortgage rule…

Aging population has reduced monetary policy’s effectiveness: C.D. Howe

Seniors, who tend to borrow less, have changed how lower interest rates impact inflation.

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  • March 27, 2018 March 27, 2018
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Quebec spends on health, education in pre-election budget

The final Quebec budget before the provincial election sets aside big money for health and education as well as more help for families—areas expected to…

Inflation surpasses BoC’s target. Now what?

The main driver was the higher price of gasoline

Trump exempts close U.S. allies from tariffs

But tensions are rising between the U.S. and China

Breaking down the latest provincial budget releases

Following Alberta and Nova Scotia this week, Quebec and Ontario are next

U.S. indexes on track for worst week in two years amid trade fears

Stocks are slumping again Friday afternoon

Economic news to watch this week

Items from Canada, the U.S., Japan and China will make headlines

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  • March 23, 2018 March 23, 2018
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Why oil’s pain could be renewables’ gain

A look at declining demand for fossil fuels

How banks differ on future BoC rate hikes

Following 3% GDP growth in 2017, Canada’s economy is expected to moderate going forward. In a long-term forecast report, TD Bank forecasts Canadian GDP to…

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  • March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018
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Could the TSX rebound in 2018?

Despite poor near-term performance, the outlook for the index is positive

Canadian wholesale sales up slightly: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.1% to $63.3 billion in January, helped by the food, beverage and tobacco sub-sector, and the machinery, equipment and…

Manufacturing sales fell more than expected in January

Manufacturing sales fell 1% in January

How new TPP deal could benefit Canada: report

Signed on March 8, the deal connects Canada with more regions

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  • March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018
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Canadian debt-to-income ratio declines in Q4

In Q4, there was $1.70 in credit market debt for every dollar of household disposable income

Near-term outlook for loonie and U.S. dollar

With U.S. growth revised upward due to government spending and tax cuts, markets have priced in three Fed rate hikes for 2018. That’s allowed the…

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  • March 14, 2018 September 12, 2018
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What’s behind falling U.S. retail sales

U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and department stores in February, causing overall retail sales to slip 0.1%. It was the third…

How low inflation in eurozone could impact currency

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the expanding eurozone economy still faces “risks and uncertainties”— including a looming trade dispute with the United States—and…

U.S. inflationary pressures are muted, for now

The consumer price index increased 0.2% last month, after a sharp 0.5% gain in January, the U.S. Labor Department said.