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U.S. growth revised down to 2.2% in Q1

The U.S. economy grew at a weaker 2.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, as consumers and businesses slowed their spending.…

BoC holds key rate at 1.25%, but hints at hikes to come

Recent developments have reinforced the bank's view that higher rates will be warranted to keep inflation near its target.

Liberals’ $4.5B Trans Mountain purchase ‘an investment in Canada’s future’: Morneau

The government purchase comes days before Kinder Morgan's deadline for the project.

U.S. consumer confidence rebounds in May

American consumers were feeling a bit more optimistic in May following a slight decline in confidence in April. The Conference Board, a business research group,…

Corporations cautious on Canadian economy: surveys

Canadian corporate directors have a cautious outlook on the Canadian economy in the near term. In a survey commissioned by the Institute of Corporate Directors…

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  • May 28, 2018 May 28, 2018
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Loonie could drop to nearly US$0.70 if export woes continue: report

Canada is falling further behind in the race to supply world markets, and if it doesn’t get in the game soon, its dollar could drop…

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  • May 28, 2018 May 28, 2018
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U.S. durable goods orders fell in April, but business investment to rise

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell

Typical U.S. CEO pay is 164 times that of employees: Equilar data analysis

Companies reveal how much more bosses make than typical employees

U.K. barely grew in Q1 at only 0.1%

A day after the Bank of England’s governor warned about the damaging consequences of a “disorderly” Brexit, official figures Friday confirmed that the British economy…

Dodd-Frank rollback to change rules on stress tests, mortgage loan data

President Donald Trump is eager to sign a bill dismantling a chunk of the rules framework for banks

Fed on track to gradually hike rates: minutes

Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed a number of risks facing the economy, from rising wage pressures to possible harm from administration trade policies.…

Why financial sector will be strong this year

The outlook for banks and insurance companies is bright

  • By: Sharon Ho
  • May 22, 2018 September 12, 2018
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Wholesale sales in March surprise to the upside

Wholesale sales rose 1.1% to $62.8 billion in March, reports StatsCan. The increase more than offset a decline in February of -0.8%, and was “more…

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  • May 22, 2018 May 22, 2018
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Canadian CEOs bullish on growth prospects in 2018

Canadian CEOs are far more bullish than their global counterparts about their ability to harness technology and grow their businesses, finds KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO…

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  • May 22, 2018 May 22, 2018
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What’s weighing on the loonie

The rise in oil prices hasn’t lifted the loonie, as typically expected. A big part of the reason lies stateside. “The usual positive correlation between…

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  • May 22, 2018 May 22, 2018
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Annual inflation cools, but BoC core measure above 2%

The country's annual inflation rate cooled slightly last month

What monthly increase in manufacturing sales means for GDP

With consumers growing more wary and home sales slumping, could a revived factory sector ride to the rescue of Canada's economy?

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  • May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018
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What aging HNW clients mean for wealth management

Canada’s population of high-net-worth investors is growing and aging, changing what’s required of the financial advisors who serve them, says Strategic Insight’s Keith Sjögren. Between…

Where to find higher real yields

Emerging markets offer higher real yields, supported by the catalyst of synchronized global growth

Strong U.S. retail sales suggest consumers could drive growth

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, a sign that consumers may be rebounding from weak spending in the first three months…

Advisors should discuss guaranteed lifetime income with clients: survey

Discussing the importance of a guaranteed lifetime income products in retirement

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  • May 15, 2018 May 15, 2018
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Housing trends to consider for clients

An update on price increases and other factors affecting homebuyers

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  • May 14, 2018 May 14, 2018
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BoC’s Wilkins touts diversity as way to avoid policy ‘echo chamber’

The Bank of Canada’s senior deputy governor is calling for more diverse perspectives at the policy decision-making table to avoid falling into an “echo chamber”…

How to invest amid Canada’s pipeline problems

The ongoing pipeline situation in Canada is uncertain and complex, and is weighing on the energy sector

  • By: Katie Keir
  • May 10, 2018 September 12, 2018
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Loose fiscal controls lead to blown budgets: C.D. Howe Institute

The report reveals a consistent lack of fiscal accountability by Canada’s senior governments

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  • May 10, 2018 May 10, 2018
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