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BoC holds, describes ‘increased uncertainty’ around timing of future hikes

The interest rate is staying at 1.75% for a third-straight policy announcement

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Toronto-area home sales drop, prices rise in February

However, weakness in Canada's major housing markets might not last, RBC says

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Consumer delinquencies climbed higher in the fourth quarter: Equifax

Average non-mortgage debt rose to $23,520—a 3% increase from a year earlier

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Vancouver home sales sluggish in February as prices continue to fall

Plus, does Canada have a housing affordability issue?

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BoC decision, jobs numbers and other news to watch

Cooling growth and lower inflation will likely keep interest rates unchanged

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U.S. consumer spending tumbles in December

But consumers will likely continue to drive economic expansion later this year

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Canada’s economic growth slows to 1.8% in 2018: StatsCan

Fourth quarter had weak results to cap off the year

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U.S. economic growth slows to 2.6% rate in Q4

GDP growth of 2.9% for 2018 was the best showing in three years

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Lower gas prices help Canada’s inflation rate slow to 1.4% in January

The rate aligned with consensus, and the Bank of Canada's core inflation measures held steady

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Fed chair predicts slower growth in 2019, cites key global risks

Some analysts forecast that the Fed's next move could be a rate cut

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Why corporate debt is a risk to the global economy

Corporate debt is now double what it was before the global financial crisis in 2008

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2019 February 25, 2019
  • 13:30
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Economic data to watch in the coming week

Plus, insights on the central bank and markets

  • By: Staff
  • February 22, 2019 February 22, 2019
  • 15:18
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Feds post $300M surplus in first 9 months of fiscal year

Taxes and EI premiums help boost revenue 8.7% for the period

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Retail sales edge down 0.1% in December

The drop isn't as big as expected but doesn't lend support for a rate hike from the central bank

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Upward path for interest rates ‘highly uncertain’: Bank of Canada governor

For now, the central bank's key rate is low enough to deliver stimulative effects to the economy, he says

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Federal Liberal government to introduce pre-election budget on March 19

Morneau made the announcement today in the House of Commons

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Fed minutes note rising threats to economy

As a result, Fed officials invoke a 'patient approach'

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January home sales weakest since 2015: CREA

Transactions fall 4% year over year

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U.S. industrial output tumbles in January

Output falls 0.6% as auto manufacturing takes a hit

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Manufacturing sales drop 1.3% in December

Today's economic data offer support for a pause in rate hikes from the central bank

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Canadian CEOs expect global growth to decline or stagnate

Most will look inward for growth opportunities

  • By: Staff
  • February 13, 2019 February 13, 2019
  • 14:18
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U.S. consumer prices flat in January

Inflation remains on the Fed's target, showing few signs of shifting

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Eurozone recession talk mounts as industry slumps

Year-over-year industrial output drops 4.2%—the worst decline since 2009

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Canada saw record M&A activity in 2018

Aggregate deal value was down slightly from 2017

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2019 February 11, 2019
  • 12:33
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How the Bank of Canada views cryptoassets

The central bank outlines the implications for monetary policy as popularity of digital assets increases

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2019 February 8, 2019
  • 14:22