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Crypto money

As crypto hype waned, crypto crime did too

Scams and hacking down, but ransomware is resurgent, Chainalysis reports

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Big bank earnings challenged by expenses: Fitch

Upfront spending weighs on banks' bottom lines, despite revenue growth

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TikToks and tweets pose risks to banks: S&P

Banks should track social media as a liquidity risk factor, rating agency says

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Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge picked up last month

Excluding volatile food and energy costs, prices in U.S. rose 0.4% from December to January

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Canada averts recession with meagre growth in Q4

Statistics Canada reports increase in GDP by an annualized rate of 1%, beating expectations

Research finds connection between financial planning and mental health

Active listening and asking the right questions are key to checking on clients' sense of well-being

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Small business owners are optimistic for growth in 2024

Latest data show U.S. small businesses are hiring staff and implementing new tools to stay proactive and competitive

Hong Kong money

Hong Kong lifts curbs on property market

Finance minister said curbs imposed earlier to cool the property market would be lifted with immediate effect

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U.S. economy grew 3.2% in Q4, slightly lower than government’s initial estimate

Growth has now topped 2% for six straight quarters, defying fears that high interest rates would lead to a recession

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Identity, mortgage fraud on the rise: Equifax survey

Fraudsters take advantage of economic vulnerabilities, credit reporting agency says

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Higher shipping costs complicate inflation fight: Fitch

Central bankers face additional source of price pressure

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Economists’ survey raises expectations for U.S. growth in 2024

Estimate is the latest signal of strength for an economy that's blasted through recession predictions

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Banking sector worries ease ahead of Q1 results

But a turnaround for bank stocks isn't expected anytime soon, analysts say

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Banks seen shifting credit risk to funds

Risk-transfer vehicles to perform better now than in financial crisis

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Busy election year has market implications

Fiscal, monetary policy tends to ease, uncertainty rises in election years

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Racial equity proposals get solid shareholder support

Anti-ESG proposals fall flat with investors, SHARE reports

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December retail sales gain likely won’t last: StatsCan

Early estimates for January point to a drop

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Business investment per worker fell 20% between 2006 and 2021

New data from StatsCan shows the drop was more significant in larger companies and foreign-controlled businesses

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Labour market strength boosts U.S. outlook: S&P

Growth forecast revised up, rate cuts still slated for second half

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Households’ struggle with credit cards grows: Fitch

Delinquencies, charge-offs rose in Q4 as financial stress intensified

Global growth

G20 trade weaker in 2023: OECD

Merchandise trade down for the year, services trade up

Germany slashes growth forecast for 2024

Government says Europe’s largest economy is in 'troubled waters'

Manufacturing

Investments in workplace machines help explain strong U.S. economy

Statistics show that when companies roll out more efficient technology, their workers can become more productive

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Energy transition stocks get lots of love from investors

TSX Venture 50 list shows surge of investor interest in 2023, creating a blockbuster year for the mining sector

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Surge in newcomers slows population aging: StatsCan

For the first time, millennials outnumber baby boomers, thanks to robust immigration