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Strong employment numbers mask concerns over job quality, report says

New jobs aren't adding much to Canada's productive capacity

  • By: Staff
  • July 4, 2019 July 4, 2019
  • 11:40
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U.S. should manipulate its dollar, Trump says

President alleges China and Europe are manipulating their currencies

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Metro Vancouver’s benchmark home price falls below $1M in June

Composite benchmark price down 9.6% year over year

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Trump tweets about filling Fed vacancies

The president announced his plan to tap two economists on Tuesday evening

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Business sentiment in Canada improves: BoC

Survey finds most firms plan to increase hiring and investment spending

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Real GDP up 0.3% in April

Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector gained 4.5%

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Home ownership becoming more affordable in Canada—with exceptions

An RBC report breaks down the share of income required to cover ownership across the country

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019
  • 10:46
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U.S. economy grew 3.1% in Q1

But gains are expected to be smaller the rest of the year

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Global IPOs were down in the first half of the year

But EY expects the pace to pick up in the second half

  • By: Staff
  • June 26, 2019 June 27, 2019
  • 17:35
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Vancouver and Toronto ranked more affordable in 2019: report

Mercer’s latest Cost of Living survey ranks 209 cities around the world

  • By: Staff
  • June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019
  • 15:54
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What the debt-to-asset ratio reveals about financial distress

New StatsCan study finds debt-to-asset reveals more than debt-to-income

  • By: Staff
  • June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019
  • 10:55
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What a shift in the Fed’s monetary policy framework could mean

A Manulife report discusses a possible "dovish pivot" on inflation

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2019 June 25, 2019
  • 16:25
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Powell says data raise ‘renewed concerns’ about global economy

The Fed chair did not commit to a rate cut but said the central bank will closely monitor incoming data

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Canada must focus on financial stability: IMF

Report calls for Canada to bolster its systemic risk oversight

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2019 June 25, 2019
  • 11:36
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Retail sales edged up 0.1% in April: StatsCan

Wetter-than-normal weather could be the reason for the tepid result

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Why stocks are soaring while bonds tumble

Experts answer questions about recent market developments

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Fed holds key rate — for now

Trade tensions and other uncertainties could lead to a cut in the future


Canadian home prices increase for first time in 7 months

The housing market is stabilizing, says the Teranet–National Bank House Price Index

  • By: Staff
  • June 19, 2019 June 19, 2019
  • 12:08
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Pace of inflation hit 2.4% in May

The prices of food and transportation increased by more than 3% year over year

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ECB ready to use more stimulus if needed

Comments today from the European Central Bank sent the euro lower against the dollar

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BoC credits flexible exchange rate with keeping economy stable

Deputy governor Lawrence Schembri made the comments in Edmonton

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Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal readiness to cut

A dovish tone is expected when the Federal Reserve makes its rate announcement on Wednesday


Liberals’ mortgage help for first-time buyers lands Sept. 2, weeks before vote

The government will help with 5% or 10% of a mortgage for an existing or new home, respectively

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Canadian home sales to rise 1.2% this year: CREA

The real estate association previously forecasted a 1.6% decline this year

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Could the U.S. cut interest rates this year?

Experts weigh the evidence