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China’s economy grew 2.3% in 2020 despite pandemic

Growth in the three months ending in December rose to 6.5% over a year earlier

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CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts down in December

The 2020 pace still surpassed 2019, despite the pandemic

iA Financial launches iA Private Wealth brand

iA Securities and HollisWealth have merged, creating a $40-billion IIROC platform

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Issuers to pay more attention to ESG in 2021: Fitch

Growing role for sustainability among financials will spread to issuers

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PM tells Freeland to spend as needed until crisis ends

Mandate letter tells minister to use “whatever fiscal firepower” is necessary while also avoiding “new permanent spending”

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B.C. court approves class action settlement

Deal includes $2.4 million and cooperation with ongoing litigation

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Fiera dives into mid-market private debt infrastructure

New strategy aims to create a diversified portfolio of private debt investments “below the target size” of large infrastructure debt lenders

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 January 15, 2021
  • 12:51
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Banks well-armed for uncertain economy: DBRS

Profits likely to remain under pressure in 2021, but capital and liquidity are strong

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Equitable Bank offers reverse mortgage to B.C. credit union members

The bank has partnered with Coast Capital

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 January 15, 2021
  • 12:34
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JPMorgan sees higher profit in Q4

U.S. bank's year-over-year profit jumped 42%

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Wells Fargo profit increases in Q4

The bank reported earnings of almost $3 billion for the quarter

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Biden announces $1.9T plan to fight Covid-19

Most Americans will receive $1,400 as part of the recovery plan

Family plays

December home sales hit all-time record

2020 was also a record year

Income gap widening dramatically: CIBC report

Low-paying jobs have disappeared, while high-paying jobs have increased significantly

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 13:47

Many Covid-19 business casualties were in financial trouble before the virus hit: StatsCan

Current crisis unusual as insolvencies dropped despite severe economic shock

Consumer confidence sags thanks to lingering pandemic

MNP's Consumer Debt Index recorded its lowest score since it started measuring in 2017

Most capital gains tax isn’t paid by the wealthy, report argues

Excluding capital gains from income gives "a truer picture" of who pays the tax, according to a Fraser Institute report

New software aims to enhance TCFD disclosure

Mantle314's platform is currently being tested by 15 public companies

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 13:52

CLHIA sees shortage of sustainable investment options

Insurers stand ready to finance the low-carbon transition

ETFs outpace mutual funds for third straight year

ETF sales reached a “whopping” $41 billion, National Bank said

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2021 January 6, 2021
  • 12:32

Horizons closing ETFs in March

Four funds to be delisted

  • By: Staff
  • January 4, 2021 January 4, 2021
  • 14:55

Tangerine launches three ETF portfolios

Funds are managed by 1832 Asset Management

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2020 December 14, 2020
  • 12:10