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Despite pandemic responses, insurers will struggle

Updated GlobalData forecasts point to widespread growth contractions in Canada

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Tougher conditions to likely drive higher mortgage defaults: DBRS

Mortgage credit quality is highly correlated to jobs and house prices

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Economic risks tilted to the downside: Fitch

Unexpected return to weakness more likely than a robust recovery

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Corporate defaults on record pace: Fitch

Global defaults surpassed 2019 levels in the first five months of 2020

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Great-West acquisition gets thumbs up from Moody’s

Stronger digital capability an asset post-pandemic, rating agency says

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Advisors optimistic about future growth: survey

Financial professionals expect business to grow over the next three years despite global pandemic

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 2, 2020 July 2, 2020
  • 15:35
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Insolvencies down, but pain is coming

Bankruptcies and consumer proposals drop in May, but are seen rising as supports end

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Markets rise on U.S. jobs data

The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June — but a resurgence of Covid-19 cases could slow progress

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Global equity markets see first-half surge

Strong secondary offering activity outpaced a weak IPO market

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Global debt markets see record action in 2020

Debt issuance surges as the economy crumbles

Alberta downgraded to AA- by Fitch

Pandemic pressure on provincial finances drives the shift

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Don’t give up on dividend strategies just yet: report

Dividend-paying companies have lagged the broader market recovery, but Richardson GMP encourages investors to keep the faith

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Statistics Canada says economy posted record 11.6% plunge in April

The output of motor vehicles plunged 97.7%

Covid-19 may accelerate workplace automation: StatsCan

Pandemic threat may push more businesses to automate jobs

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Signs of life in the global IPO market: EY

Deal activity dropped in April and May, but started to rebound in June

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Seeds of a long, slow global recovery take root: Fitch

Forecast sees rebuild through 2022, assuming strict lockdowns aren't needed again

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Canadians steer clear of new debt: survey

People are cutting spending and borrowing amid the pandemic

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Record gold price forecasts boost prospects for junior mining companies

The economic disruption and uncertainty from Covid-19 has helped gold

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LIBOR transition deadline remains a challenge: Fitch

Replacing the financial benchmark by the end of 2021 is still possible despite the pandemic

Covid-19 takes a bite out of retirement savings

A survey from Fidelity Investments shows how the pandemic has impacted saving habits

  • By: IE Staff
  • June 26, 2020 June 26, 2020
  • 14:03
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Googling virus helps drive stock prices

Research finds connection between search habits and equity prices

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Boomers dominate wealth: StatsCan

Gen X drives spending, but boomers remain financial industry's biggest customers

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U.S. consumer spending rises by a record 8.2% in May

Despite the increase, risks to the economic outlook are tilted to the downside, economist says

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Study shows value of financial advice

People who use an advisor have more savings and contribute more to the economy, according to a report

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Markets shake off Canada’s downgrade

Economists say Fitch's rating was driven by forces affecting most economies, not just Canada