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U.S. consumer spending up 8.2% in May

The increase partly erases the record plunge in March and April

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Fed orders banks to suspend buybacks, dividends until Sept. 30

The largest U.S. banks could collectively lose $700 billion in a worst-case pandemic scenario

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Markets taking Canada’s downgrade in stride

Reports from the big banks put Fitch's AA+ rating in context

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U.S. economy shrinks in Q1 by 5%

Worse economic news is likely on the way

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Investors are watching how companies respond to pandemic

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of social risks

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Waiting for the real estate rebound

Investors should expect "a very bumpy road" through 2021

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Fitch downgrades Canada’s AAA rating, says rating outlook is stable

The big banks' credit ratings aren't affected

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Inability to meet financial obligations has secondary effects

For some, the pandemic is resulting in poor mental health and food insecurity

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IMF downgrades outlook for global economy in face of virus

The new forecast calls for the economy to shrink by nearly 5% this year

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CMHC expects lower demand for housing as economy takes Covid-19 hit

Prices in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary will take longer to rebound, forecast predicts

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PBO says CERB extension will cost $17.9 billion

Many will not have jobs to return to as the economy reopens

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Online tool breaks down Covid-19 relief efforts

The new portal from Prosper Canada is updated daily in English and French

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  • June 23, 2020 June 23, 2020
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C.D. Howe calls for innovative post-pandemic financing

Report urges government to find ways to unlock more capital

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Recovery will be ‘prolonged and bumpy,’ Macklem warns

Covid-19 is expected to leave some lasting economic damage

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Restoring corporate balance sheets will take time: Fitch

Companies face years of elevated leverage

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StatsCan uncovers “excess mortality” rates in 3 provinces

There have been elevated death rates in Alberta, B.C. and Quebec since the start of the pandemic

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Retail sales plunged 26.4% in April: StatsCan

Early estimates suggest an increase for May

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Oil demand might not return: Report

Moody's suggests consumption could flag for years post-pandemic

Economic recovery from Covid-19 expected to be ‘slow and gradual’

Some provinces are feeling more pain than others

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  • June 18, 2020 June 18, 2020
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Covid-19 presents demographic challenges: StatsCan

Pandemic's effect on immigration represents a key economic threat


PBO sees federal deficit ballooning to $256 billion

The overall deficit figure is $3.8 billion higher than budget officer Yves Giroux's previous predictions.

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CERB extended by eight weeks

Trudeau government passes confidence test with support from New Democrats

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Pandemic hampers infrastructure projects: Fitch

Tougher government requirements could upend the economics of P3 plans

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Inflation hit negative territory for second straight month in May

Statistics Canada says the annual inflation rate in May sank to negative 0.4%

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The rich may be richer than the PBO thought

The PBO was asked to look into potential revenues from a wealth tax during the federal election