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Republicans aim to make individual tax cuts permanent

House Republicans have launched an effort to expand the massive tax law they muscled through Congress last year, aiming to make permanent the individual tax…

Western provinces lead gain in May wholesale sales

Meanwhile, Ontario posted second consecutive decline

Brussels-London tensions putting Brexit deal at risk

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt comments

U.S. tax reform affecting Canada’s competitiveness, growth: OECD

OECD says Canada must review its tax policies

At 2.5%, inflation in June rises to highest point since 2012

The BoC expects it settle back down in 2019

Finding balance amid worldwide QE slowdown

The global slowing of quantitative easing will impact economies, markets and portfolios

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • July 18, 2018 September 12, 2018
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U.K. rate hike in doubt after weak inflation figures

Inflation across the U.K. was unchanged in the year to June, an unexpectedly low outcome that pushed the pound sharply lower Wednesday as traders wondered…

U.S. housing starts tumble 12% in June

U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3%. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to…

How trade tariffs could affect U.S. inflation, Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the central bank has tools it could use to cushion the adverse effects a trade war might have…

Powell expects more rate hikes in upbeat outlook on economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave lawmakers an upbeat assessment of the economy and expects to keep raising interest rates gradually. He said solid job…

U.S. retail sales in June point to consumer optimism

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism and potential…

What to expect from the Fed in 2019

Semi-annual report to Congress also offers economic analysis

U.S. inflation, at 2.9% in June, may be tamer than it looks

Consumer prices rose in June at the fastest pace in more than six years

Effects for clients as interest rates rise

Plus, tips for clients considering loan consolidation

Why to expect a ‘dovish hike’ from BoC

The central bank could hike or be cautious, but it’s expected to make a move

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • July 11, 2018 September 12, 2018
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BoC raises key rate, says existing tariffs to have modest impact

Household spending will represent a smaller and smaller share of overall growth

Expect rising home prices in second half of 2018: Royal LePage

Home prices in Canada are expected to rise significantly in the second half of 2018 after appreciation slowed at the start of this year, a…

NAFTA flags: USA, Canada, Mexico

What might cause trade tensions to ease

The upcoming mid-term elections loom large for the Trump administration

  • By: Katie Keir
  • July 9, 2018 September 12, 2018
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Shock resignations won’t stall Brexit talks, say Britain, EU

Two resignations dealt yet another blow Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile grip on power

Boris Johnson quits as UK’s May faces mounting Brexit crisis

British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in her heels Monday after the resignation of two top government ministers over Brexit negotiations whipped up a storm…

Unemployment rate rises in Canada and U.S. despite adding jobs

Both countries kept up a healthy hiring pace in June

Expect BoC rate hike next week, followed by a fall pause

Big banks and monetary policy experts all expect a rate hike

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2018 July 6, 2018
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Fed officials discussed yield curve, ‘accommodative’ monetary policy

Federal Reserve officials last month said they expect to keep raising interest rates and suggested that by the next year, they could be high enough…

Gas flaring. Torch against the sky.

Natural gas a natural pick for investors

North American natural gas infrastructure is expected to see earnings growth