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Small businesses rack up $135 billion in debt to survive pandemic: CFIB

Average small business owner has accrued $170,000 in debt

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Toppling the final obstacle to ESG investing

Strong results in 2020 may kill the fear that sustainability sacrifices returns

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Home sales are moving more upscale in certain markets: CMHC

Prices, sales and housing starts have all soared in major markets despite the pandemic

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Surge in retail investors puts brokerage sector at risk: DBRS

A report says Canada is less at risk than the U.S.

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Tougher U.S. rules raise foreign banks’ financial crime risks: Fitch

Anti–money laundering rules provide greater investigative powers and allow higher penalties

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Black Canadians face greater financial challenges: StatsCan

Compared with non-minorities, Black Canadians suffer higher unemployment and lower wages

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As mortgage deferrals end, risk of arrears remains

CMHC warned of the risk, despite most of last year's deferrals ending on time

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Women may neglect financial well-being amid household juggling act: poll

A CIBC poll finds women lag men when it comes to investing and planning

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 12:40
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Insurers loaded up on debt in 2020: DBRS

Companies issued record quantities of debt in 2020, and issuance remains strong

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Shorter settlement cycle would reduce risk: Moody’s

Moving to T+1 would benefit industry, investors

Canadian banks, bellwethers of pandemic recovery, to reveal key statistics this week

Analysts expect solid results when the banks report quarterly earnings

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Big banks will embrace blockchain, not Bitcoin: DBRS

Even with low interest rates, Bitcoin's risks outweigh the benefits, a report says

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U.S. lead in vaccines may translate into head start for recovery: BMO

Faster vaccine rollout in the U.S. likely to give the country a jump on reopening

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Home-buying binge boosts mortgage debt: StatsCan

Other forms of borrowing declined as mortgages swelled

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Retail sales fell 3.4% in December

December's dip marked the largest decline since the low of April

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Most firms now use model portfolios: survey

Advisory firms are also looking to increase their alternative offerings, according to Natixis

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 19, 2021 February 19, 2021
  • 11:53

Update: Evolve launches Bitcoin ETF

The fund will be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 19, 2021 February 19, 2021
  • 09:15
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Pandemic savings could “turbocharge” recovery: TD

Releasing pent-up demand could boost growth and lead to tightened monetary policy

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M&A shakes off pandemic in Q4: Crosbie & Co.

Deal volume hit a quarterly record in Q4, value exceeded rest of 2020 combined

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Pandemic has Canadians rethinking retirement plans

More Canadians are thinking about aging at home and living closer to family

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 11:11

Stocks as a safe haven?

High duration risk in bonds is just one reason investors are buying up equities

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Feds could be catalyst for Canada’s green bond market: C.D. Howe

Federal green bonds could help meet climate goals and set standards for fledgling market

Second wave is milder economically, Fitch says

Sectors have adapted to pandemic-related restrictions

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More stimulus? Maybe, but keep it targeted and temporary: C.D. Howe

Any additional support should focus on boosting productivity, the think tank says

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Amid pandemic, mortgage market surges: StatsCan

Borrowing hit new highs in 2020, and credit conditions held steady