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Wholesale and manufacturing sales climbed in March

Manufacturing sales hit their highest level since June 2019

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U.S. retail sales were flat in April

The question is whether consumers will continue to spend without stimulus checks

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Sustainable bond issuance set record in Q1: Moody’s

Interest in environmental and gender issues are driving growth in sustainable finance markets

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Consumer insolvencies in March spike to highest level in a year

The increase reflected a return to pre-pandemic levels after a year of record lows

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021
  • 11:38
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BoC governor calls for inclusive economic recovery

The uneven impact of the pandemic on certain sectors, workers must be addressed, he said in a speech

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OTC derivatives markets rise: BIS

An increase in FX and equity derivatives drove market value higher

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U.S. consumer prices increase 0.8% in April as worries escalate

The acceleration in prices has unsettled financial markets

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Look to the financial sector to boost productivity: CD Howe

Fostering competition and innovation can boost financials and the economy, a report says

The IPO market is booming

Global new-issue business, led by the tech sector, is seeing record activity

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Research finds that diversity in asset management pays off

Progressive firms are favoured by institutional investors and consultants, Greenwich reports

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Most Canadians aren’t planning for long-term care costs: survey

Research from Edward Jones finds the cost of care is rising by 4% per year

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
  • 10:37
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Tangerine, RBC highest rated banks as overall satisfaction with banks drops: report

J.D. Power says the drop in satisfaction was most apparent with Canada's Big 5 banks

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How have low-vol ETFs fared during the pandemic?

Breaking down the strategies of Canadian funds shows a variety of approaches to generating lower-risk returns

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Shadow banks remain risky, DBRS says

Liquidity injections helped these banks survive the pandemic, but underlying perils persist

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As the world shakes off Covid-19, a bigger economic threat looms

The global economy is facing population trends that will hamper growth for years to come

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Financial fallout from Covid-19 hard to judge with government supports in place

Canadian companies appear mostly unscathed, but debt worries persist

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U.S. job growth slowed sharply in April

The recovery of America's job market hit a pause last month

Green disclosures likely to shift banks’ lending and investing: Fitch

Banks may face funding pressure due to new green asset disclosure documents

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Lessons from 2009 helped BoC avoid liquidity stress in 2020

Quantitative easing and collateral flexibility helped avert payments system stress last year

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Unemployment is on the rise

Canada's unemployment rate jumped to 8.1% as the country posted 207,000 job losses in April, according to StatsCan

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Fed warns U.S. financial system remains vulnerable

Rising global interest rates pose a threat to the U.S. financial system, the Fed said in a recent report


Covid-19 immunity will moderate pace of home prices by 2023: CMHC

Home prices could increase by 14% by the end of the year, said the federal agency

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Canadian firms risk missing out on young investors: study

J.D. Power ranked wealth management firms based on investor satisfaction

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 6, 2021 May 6, 2021
  • 13:15
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BoE predicts best economic year for the U.K. since 1941

The bank is projecting economic growth of 7.25% for the U.K. in 2021


GTA home sales up 362% since last April, but market is starting to slow

The average selling price was up 33% year over year