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Two cities saw housing affordability improve in Q1: RBC

But, on average, housing affordability across Canada fell

  • By: Staff
  • July 3, 2018 July 3, 2018
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Feds unveil final list of retaliatory tariffs

The federal government takes cross-border trade dispute up a notch

At 0.1%, real GDP edges above expectations for April

Economists had expected no change

U.S. inflation speeds up as spending weakens

U.S consumers increased their spending just 0.2% in May

Look beyond optimistic tone of BoC biz survey

Most interviews done before U.S. tariffs announced

Despite weak Q1, sizzling U.S. GDP forecasted for Q2

U.S. economic growth in the first quarter was revised down to a lacklustre 2%

Credit delinquency rates forecasted to rise: Equifax

Credit delinquency rates for Canadians fell in Q1 2018, but slowing credit growth and interest rate hikes are likely to stop that trend, says Equifax…

  • By: Staff
  • June 28, 2018 June 28, 2018
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Orders for U.S. durable goods drop for second straight month

Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods declined for the second straight month in May, as demand for cars, metal products and aircraft fell. The Commerce…

Trump backs off imposing China investment limits

President Donald Trump shifted away from a proposal to impose limits on Chinese investment in American technology companies and high-tech exports to China on Wednesday,…

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Why investors should keep a close eye on the loonie

This week the loonie reached a new 12-month low

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2018 September 10, 2018
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Trade, mortgage lending rules to ‘figure prominently’ in next BoC rate decision

The impacts of the escalating U.S.-Canada trade dispute will “figure prominently” in the Bank of Canada’s decision-making process for its upcoming interest rate decision, governor…

What corporate outlook, inflation say about economy

Growth is slow but steady for the economy

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • June 26, 2018 September 12, 2018
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Morneau to face heat from finance ministers over passive income

Provinces have been lobbied to not follow Ottawa on passive-income changes

Retirement planning cheaper if CPP and QPP deferred longer: C.D. Howe

The deferral period for the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans should be raised to age 75 to make retirement planning cheaper, says a report from…

  • By: Staff
  • June 26, 2018 June 26, 2018
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Growing trade tensions call for investor vigilance

As trade tensions continue to heat up, now is the time for investors to carefully consider whether their portfolios are well-positioned. Read: Are your clients…

Inflation rises for second straight month, but data disappoint

The country's annual inflation rate rose 2.2%

EU enforcing tariffs on $3.4B of U.S. products

American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice are being targeted

U.K. still split by Brexit divide

Even though it's been two years since the EU vote

Bank of England keeps rate at 0.5% amid Brexit uncertainty

The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold amid conflicting signals on the economy and Brexit uncertainty. Policymakers voted 6-3 to keep the…

Wholesale sales rose 0.1% in April: Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales gained 0.1% to $63.1 billion in April. The small increase came as gains in machinery, equipment and supplies and the…

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As tariff retaliations heat up, National Bank reconsiders investing strategy

"It’s getting a lot more complicated on the geopolitical front," the bank says

Fed chair signals gradual rate hikes in tame inflation era

The U.S. Federal Reserve will likely keep raising short-term interest rates at only a gradual pace, Fed chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday, partly because there…

New pipelines to drive oilsands expansion, report says

A pipeline capacity gap that is impeding the movement of Western Canada’s crude to market will close by 2021 and there will be surplus room…

Promise and opportunity in energy and banks

Why banks and energy companies are attractive

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • June 19, 2018 September 12, 2018
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