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European economy grows 2%, ending double-dip recession

The second-quarter growth figure was stronger than the 1.5% foreseen by market analysts

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Most RI funds outperformed in Q2, RIA says

Some asset classes performed better than others

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2021 July 30, 2021
  • 10:57
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Economy appears to have grown in Q2, StatsCan says

The early estimate outpaces the Bank of Canada's most recent expectations

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Governments ‘rolling the dice’ on Canada’s fiscal future: report

The C.D. Howe Institute says budget forecasts downplay the risk of rising government debt

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Canadian DB plans rose in Q2, but risks loom: RBC report

Looming headwinds could include high equity valuations, inflation and geopolitical uncertainty

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 11:40
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U.S. economy surpasses pre-pandemic size with 6.5% Q2 growth

The economy is expected to expand as much as 7% this year, though a resurgent virus could interfere

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Risks lie in wait for investors

Covid-19 is far from over, but prepared investors can withstand its effects

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Annual rate of inflation hits 3.1% in June

The result was down slightly from May's high

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IMF forecasts 6% global growth this year as economies reopen

A gap between the vaccine haves and have-nots is expected to widen

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Youth unemployment has risen during Covid-19: StatsCan

The agency projects young people entering the job market now could see lower earnings

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B.C. public-sector pension fund reports 16.5% annual return

The fund reported $199.6 billion in assets under management, a $28.3-billion increase

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 26, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 13:40
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Business travel stirs, but many road warriors stay grounded

Business travellers are a key source of revenue and profit, subsidizing other passengers

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Fed to discuss a pullback in economic aid with inflation up

The main concern is that the Fed will end up responding too late and too aggressively to high inflation

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End of housing boom a potential risk to GDP

Residential investment has far outpaced business investment

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Retail sales dropped 2.1% in May

Sales declined in eight of 11 subsectors, representing 65.6% of retail trade

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Women accounted for most new EI claims in May: StatsCan

There was a 10.5% jump in the number of women getting EI benefits

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A digital euro could step on banks’ toes: Moody’s

An CBDC from the ECB could hurt banks' funding, fee income and earnings

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Global banks shaking off Covid-19

Pre-existing conditions continue to dog certain "weak tail" banks, however, BIS finds

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Financial sector’s credit conditions continue to improve: Fitch

Ratings outlooks are returning to pre-pandemic levels as economic recovery strengthens

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ECB says low rates to stay until the job is done

Ultra-low interest rates will stay in place until inflation “durably” reaches its 2% target

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Strong first half for fund sales, assets

Mutual fund sales rise in June, outpace ETFs, IFIC reports

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Housing prices coming off the boil: StatsCan

Combination of fewer listings and easing sales activity slows price increases

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Tolerating inflation aids hardest-hit households

Research suggests that temporarily overshooting inflation has economic benefits

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Low-income Canadians more likely to die of Covid-19: StatsCan

New data finds higher death rates among low-income households

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Household debt continues to pile up: StatsCan

Strong mortgage borrowing drives liabilities to over $2.5 trillion in May