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EU and Australia begin free trade negotiations

Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports

Why aren’t Americans benefiting from robust U.S. economy?

The numbers that collectively sketch a picture of a vibrant economy don't reflect reality for a range of Americans

U.S. homebuilder confidence fading on trade war threat

The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll

U.S. industrial production dipped 0.1% in May

A drop in manufacturing caused by a major fire at a parts supplier for trucks

China responds swiftly to U.S. tariffs on $50B in imports

China's response will be immediate, says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman

Why CREA cut its 2018 home sales forecast

Weaker sales in B.C., Ontario are behind expected 11% fall for the year

How shaky manufacturing affects economy, BoC

Canadian manufacturing sales unexpectedly fell in April as sales in the petroleum and coal products and transportation equipment industries dropped. Statistics Canada said Friday factory…

StatsCan survey will examine digital economy

The federal agency wants to fill gaps in its information

ECB to begin phase out of stimulus program

The European Central Bank has decided to phase out the bond-buying stimulus program credited with helping the 19 countries that use the euro recover from…

Equities contribute to decline in Canadians’ wealth in Q1

The amount Canadians owe relative to their income crept lower

How inflation data weigh on central banks

What to expect from the Fed, BoE and ECB

Home prices stabilize in May, says National Bank

Canadian home prices stabilized in the month of May, as the Teranet–National Bank Composite National House Price Index rose 1.0%. The increase “confirmed the stabilization…

  • By: Staff
  • June 13, 2018 June 13, 2018
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Implications south of the border as deputy governor departs from BoC

Change is afoot at the Bank of Canada (BoC), with potential implications for monetary policy south of the border. Deputy Governor Sylvain Leduc will leave…

  • By: Staff
  • June 13, 2018 June 13, 2018
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Fed raises key rate, signals 4 rate hikes this year

Forecast increases from 3 rate hikes previously. Find out why

CPPIB approached to be involved in Trans Mountain: CEO

The federal government’s financial adviser has raised the possibility of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board becoming involved in the Trans Mountain pipeline project, but…

U.S. consumer prices up 0.2% in May, 2.8% annually

U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2% in May, with surging gasoline costs driving much of the increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price…

Cities poised to lead in time of geopolitical uncertainty: study

Cities are poised to become trade and investment leaders by focusing on stakeholder networks, human capital and connective infrastructure, says a study by the World…

  • By: Staff
  • June 12, 2018 June 12, 2018
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What’s in store for Canada’s condo market

Understanding where housing is headed requires a look at the condo market

Why a bad NAFTA deal is better than no deal at all

How a drag in negotiations could chip away at Canada's competitiveness

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2018 June 11, 2018
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Canada-U.S. trade battle intensified during G7 summit

A play-by-play of the tense communication between Trump and Trudeau

Federal Reserve Building

Outlook for Fed rate hikes and U.S. dollar

Probability for a Fed rate hike on Wednesday is high

  • By: Staff
  • June 11, 2018 September 10, 2018
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After Ontario election, ‘significant’ uncertainty remains: Scotiabank report

Following his populist ride to power, Doug Ford has both provincial and national issues to deal with

Why economy lost 7,500 jobs in May

Still, unemployment rate held steady at 5.8%

Canada’s rate of housing starts dipped last month: CMHC

May's decline pushed down the six-month average

China’s trade gap with U.S. widens, as global gap narrows

Imports rose 26% from a year ago to $187.9 billion, up from April's 21.5% growth