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Fed officials: Bond purchases could end by middle of 2022

The taper could begin in the middle of November or December

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Jobless rate in August edged lower for OECD

Labour markets have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels

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U.S. inflation rises 5.4% from year ago, matching 13-year high

Tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc

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Americans quit their jobs at a record pace in August

The data helps fill in a puzzle looming over the job market

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Global recovery slowing as inflation, supply chain disruptions bite

An IMF report also warned about the disparity in vaccination rates between rich and poor countries

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Canada added 157,000 jobs in September

The gain brings employment back to pre-pandemic levels for the first time

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U.S. employers added a weak 194,000 jobs as delta maintains hold

This marks a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip on the economy

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Cash-rich companies have uncommon opportunity for capital investment

Conditions are optimal for businesses to "break the chain of serial disappointments," a CIBC report says

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Home ownership costs soared in Q2, RBC reports

The share of income required to own a home jumped by the largest margin seen in 30 years

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Higher oil prices in the cards: Moody’s

With oil production constrained, rising demand may boost prices

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Balance required to meet economic challenges, Macklem says

The greatest risk remains the pandemic, the Bank of Canada governor said

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The lending environment is returning to normal, Fitch says

Pandemic policy support is fading

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That ’70s show: stagflation risks rise, report says

National Bank Financial warned about the growing list of challenges facing the recovery

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Inflation may have peaked, but other risks remain

Currency expert weighs in on growth and inflation

Conference Board cuts growth forecast for 2021 after weak Q2

The board's prediction for economic growth in 2022 held steady

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Little room for feds to issue long-term debt unless central bank steps in: documents

Finance Department, Bank of Canada were told to avoid issuing new long bonds

Small biz positioned for “once-in-a-lifetime” growth opportunity

The possibility to rebound and innovate will emerge over the next couple of years, Scotiabank says

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Bitcoin “an option on digital gold,” Niall Ferguson says

Speaking to the CFA Society Toronto, the historian was bullish on Bitcoin, cautious on inflation and worried about China

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Food and energy boost inflation in August: OECD

Headline inflation rises, as core inflation holds steady

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Outlooks of entrepreneurs dip “steeply,” finds CFIB barometer

CFIB is asking the federal government to extend wage and rent supplements set to expire

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IMF trimming global growth forecast due to rising risks

The managing director warned of higher inflation and lack of access to vaccines in many countries

Office space still a compelling investment — with risks

PM says Class A office space in major markets will remain essential to businesses

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Go East, young family

Young talent moving east for an improved quality of life could be a new trend, RBC said

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Ontario focused on recovery, determined to avoid future lockdowns, throne speech says

A major promise from the 2018 election that has not been fulfilled is a pledge to cut income taxes by 20% for the second income-tax…

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Insolvencies rose in August

Bankruptcy numbers increased and consumer proposals went higher too

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2021 October 1, 2021
  • 14:07