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Savings stockpile proves resilient: RBC

Pandemic-era deposits intact, likely to persist amid diminished confidence

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Bank of Canada raises interest rates, says it will take a “conditional” pause

Wage-price spiral risk down, inflation forecast to fall to 2% by 2024

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Fiscal room tightening as economy teeters, associate finance minister says

Pressures include provinces’ healthcare funding requests

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Global dividends face a flat 2023: S&P

Payouts to stay flat as companies face rising recession risk

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2023 January 24, 2023
  • 15:00
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Federal Reserve and the markets in standoff on rate hikes

Sooner or later, someone has to blink

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A quarter of Canadians think prices will eventually fall. Here’s why that’s unlikely

For now, the central bank's worries are far removed from fears of deflation

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BoC expected to deliver eighth consecutive rate hike, but it’s probably the last one

“If things get out of hand” BoC “might have to raise rates again,” says TD’s Orlando

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EI benefit recipients dwindle in November

Falling numbers of fired workers likely drove record low EI numbers, find StatsCan

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2023 January 20, 2023
  • 14:27
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Canadian retail sales fell 0.1% to $61.8 billion in November

Better than expected, new auto sales still increasing

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Credit card debt hits record high

Mortgage debt growth remains sluggish alongside weaker housing markets, finds StatsCan

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Pandemic wealth gains wiped out: StatsCan

A "perfect storm" drove a drop in household net worth in Q3

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Federal Reserve vice-chair backs smaller hikes, saying inflation easing

However, interest rates must remain elevated "for some time," Brainard said

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Big Six banks face challenging 2023: DBRS Morningstar

Indebted consumers, slower economic growth, potential for recession are key factors in play

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2023 January 19, 2023
  • 13:30
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Outlook for life insurers remains stable: DBRS Morningstar

Rising interest rates should boost life insurers’ portfolios in the longer term

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Rate hikes have begun to quell U.S. inflation: Fed’s Mester

Mester's comments are notable because she is among the more consistently hawkish members

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Corporate credit conditions deteriorating in Europe

Growing macroeconomic headwinds weighing on credit outlooks, Fitch says

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U.K. inflation eases for a 2nd month, falling to 10.5%

Deutsche Bank forecasts Bank of England’s 2% target reachable in 2024

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Canadian consumers defy gloom in holiday season: TD

Data from the bank's customers suggest strong Q4 retail sales


December retail sales fall 1.1% as inflation takes a toll

Auto, gas, department store sales down

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Raw material prices pull back in December: StatsCan

Energy prices lead decline, while lumber and metals drop too

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Despite inflation slowing in December, BoC still expected to hike rates

The annual inflation rate slowed last month to 6.3%

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Bank of Canada appoints Nicolas Vincent as new deputy governor

Vincent will be a member of the governing council but will not hold other responsibilities

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Oil price outlook volatile, uncertain: Moody’s

Economic risks and supply constraints underpin a cloudy forecast

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First inventory decline in two years: StatsCan

Manufacturing sales flat, new and unfilled order activity softens in November

  • By: Staff
  • January 16, 2023 January 16, 2023
  • 13:58
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Bank of Canada’s business and consumer surveys show signs of a weakening economy

Businesses and consumers expect inflation to remain elevated in the short term and ease within five years