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Feds post $1.2 billion deficit between April and July: Finance Department

That compares to a surplus of $6.3 billion during the same period last year

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Inflation drops to a two-year low in Europe

Annual rate pegged at 4.3% this month, a drop from 5.2% in August

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Higher gas prices lift inflation gauge but underlying price pressures remain mild

Latest report raises speculation that the Fed will leave interest rates unchanged at its next meeting

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Statistics Canada reports real GDP essentially unchanged in July

Services-producing industries gained 0.1% in the month, goods-producing industries contracted 0.3%

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Canadian economy to get back on its feet next year: Deloitte Canada

Recovery will pick up steam in the second half of 2024, the company forecast

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U.S. economy grew at 2.1% rate last quarter

Surprising resilience continues amid tighter monetary policy

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Labour slack grows, but wage inflation persists

Payroll employment flat, vacancies rise, StatsCan reports

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Climate funds growing alongside global temps

Assets growing but portfolio companies not on track to avert disaster

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Record population growth persists: StatsCan

At current rates, population would double in 25 years

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U.S. consumer spending to cool sharply: Fitch

Households to curtail spending amid softer labour markets, easing wage growth

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Despite HISA hype, fund sales weaken in August

Mutual fund redemptions climbed while ETF sales slowed, IFIC reported

Markets gird for higher-for-longer rates: Moody’s

Central banks' next moves likely to be cautious, data-driven

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Why the U.S. job market has defied rising rates and expectations of high unemployment

The unemployment rate has scarcely budged since the Fed began a series of 11 rate hikes

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White House preparing for government shutdown

The standoff could wreak havoc with the U.S. economy

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Retail sales up 0.3% in July

Data reinforces the BoC's decision to hold rates, economist says

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Fund manager fortunes a mixed bag: Fitch

In challenging markets, mass retail firms face greater pressure on fund flows

  • September 21, 2023 September 21, 2023
  • 16:39
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Many U.S. CEOs get money for nothing

Top execs' payout targets may be too easy to hit, research suggests

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Employment insurance ranks rise: StatsCan

Number of workers collecting jobless benefits jumped 6% in July

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U.S. applications for jobless benefits fall to lowest level in nearly 8 months

Labour market continues to show strength in the face of elevated interest rates

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BoE joins Fed in keeping interest rates unchanged after inflation declines

The U.K. central bank kept its interest rate unchanged at a 15-year high of 5.25%

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Fed keeps rates unchanged but signals likelihood of another hike this year to fight inflation

Policymakers made clear Wednesday that they aren't close to declaring victory over the worst bout of inflation in 40 years


Bank of Canada watching its words to avoid rate cut speculation, summary reveals

Governing council said holding rates steady was the right decision for now, but worried about misinterpretation

Walking against the wind

Fitch sees alt managers weathering the storm

Locked-in capital, robust fees and dry powder should help firms ride out market stress

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Canadians report financial security concerns as inflation hammers savings

RBC 2023 Financial Flexibility Poll finds that 77% of survey respondents say they would like to save more but can't

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 20, 2023 September 20, 2023
  • 11:48
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Chinese officials express faith in economy, keep interest rates steady

Upbeat tone contrasts with fears that China’s economic concerns could dent global and regional growth