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Fed raises key rate for 4th time this year, sees fewer hikes ahead

Updated forecast projects two hikes in 2019, down from three

Model figure stands on rate tables and looks skeptically on a graph with stock prices.

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  • By: Staff
  • December 19, 2018 December 19, 2018
  • 11:57
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Weaker pump prices help inflation cool to 1.7%, the lowest reading in a year

Inflation data don't support a January interest rate hike by the central bank

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Alternative mortgage lenders could become a risk

Plus, a 2019 forecast for Canada’s condo market

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Canadian home sales fall for a 3rd month; new listings also down: CREA

Sales could see double-digit decline this year

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Strong U.S. consumer supports Fed rate hikes

Core retail sales exceed expectations in November

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Canadian debt-to-income ratio inches higher in Q3

Debt is easing but income has become a concern

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Eurozone stimulus program to end as growth worries resurface

Stimulus withdrawal could result in more market volatility, among other concerns

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Business investment, other factors to weigh on Canadian economy in 2019

Outlook reports look at which provinces will lead and lag

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U.S. core inflation edges higher in November, supports December rate hike

Flat headline reading reflects oil-price plunge

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Big banks need to set aside more capital to prepare for turmoil: OSFI

The office has raised the domestic stability buffer to 1.75%

  • By: Staff
  • December 12, 2018 December 12, 2018
  • 11:42

StatsCan introduces quarterly debt statistics

The agency looks to improve monitoring of global risks and threats to financial stability

  • By: Staff
  • December 11, 2018 December 11, 2018
  • 15:51
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Modest home price growth forecasted for 2019: Re/Max and Royal LePage

A more stable real estate market is positive for both buyers and sellers

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Big banks weigh in on 2019 rate hikes

None of the banks expect a January hike, but that's where consensus ends

  • By: Staff
  • December 10, 2018 December 10, 2018
  • 15:51
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Annual pace of housing starts picked up in November, tops expectations

However, the new year could bring a pullback

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Ontario’s deficit to reach $12.3B this year, financial watchdog says

Cancelling cap-and-trade and reversing tax increases, combined with a weaker economic forecast, contributed to the change

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Surge in jobs drives unemployment rate to 40-year low of 5.6%

But wage growth disappoints

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How the BoC views the yield curve

In a speech Thursday, governor Poloz addressed market volatility and risks to the financial system

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BoC holds interest rate with an eye on oil slump, business investment

Central bank announcement takes a dovish tone

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How central banks will respond to slower growth

Their actions could weigh on the Canadian dollar

Canada’s two dollar coin is bimetallic, and shows a polar bear, a symbol of concern for the endangered environment.

Why all ears will be attuned to central bank’s tone this week

The path of future rate hikes is particularly uncertain with recent soft GDP data and oil’s price drop

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2018 December 4, 2018
  • 09:23
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Pace of growth slows in third quarter: Statistics Canada

The quarter ended on a weak note as real GDP edged down 0.1% in September

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Fed officials express concerns about tariffs, falling stocks

The meeting minutes echo Fed chairman Powell's comments that hikes aren't on a pre-set course

U.S. consumer spending strong in October

Consumers boosted their spending at the fastest pace in seven months

Businessmen are skeptical looking at stock market charts.

CMHC’s Q3 profit and revenue down from a year ago

The country's largest mortgage insurer earned $387 million in Q3, down from $467 million