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MX launches advisory committee on market structure issues

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Households face tougher months ahead: Fitch

Insolvencies, credit risks set to rise as supports, deferrals wane

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U.S. retail sales rose 1.2% in July

However, growing evidence suggests that sales could be slowing

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Record gain for manufacturing sales in June: StatsCan

Sales climbed a record 20.7% in June, though they're still below their pre-pandemic level

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Budget watchdog says Covid-19 wage subsidy might cost less than predicted

Subsidizing wages for companies during the pandemic will cost $67.9 billion through the end of December

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Assets invested in ETFs, ETPs hit new record

July saw the total assets invested in ETFs and ETPs reach US$6.66 trillion

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 12, 2020 August 12, 2020
  • 14:03
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Boston Fed chief: States’ rush to reopen slowed U.S. recovery

Visits to shops and recreation outlets have picked up more quickly in Europe

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U.K. economy in recession after 20.4% second quarter slump

Monthly data indicated the economy began to bounce back in June

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U.S. consumer prices rose 0.6% in July, matching June uptick

The increase was about double what economists were expecting

CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts climbed nearly 16% in July

Alberta and Atlantic Canada led the surge

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Investors expecting big returns despite Covid-19 uncertainty

Globally, investors are expecting an average return of 10.9% over the next five years

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 11, 2020 August 11, 2020
  • 11:38
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As markets steady, Bank of Canada rolls back emergency measures

Bank plans gradual return to pre-pandemic collateral limits

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U.S. employers post more jobs in June, pull back on hiring

Hiring slowed sharply in manufacturing, construction and health care services

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Consumers storm back in July: RBC

It was the first monthly spending increase since the pandemic hit

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Pandemic slams U.S. household formation: Fed

Impact on household numbers matches financial crisis

Bank ratings under Covid-19 cloud: Fitch

Global rating outlooks have plunged since pandemic hit

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Statistics Canada says country gained 419,000 jobs in July

National unemployment rate was 10.9% in July

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Global firms riding robust markets, but rising credit costs loom

Market-driven businesses held up in first half

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Amid Q2 surprises, world economy following forecast: Fitch

With China shining but Europe stumbling, global economic forecast seems on target

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Bond funds vulnerable to second wave: Bank of Canada

Funds navigated initial market stress fairly well, but are left exposed to future turmoil, research finds

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GTA home sales jumped in July

Average home prices are also up 16.9% from a year ago, at $943,710

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Corporate boards significantly lack Black and racialized Canadians: study

Getting data on other marginalized groups is difficult

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Smart beta managers to add more ESG analysis

EMEA asset owners lead the way, but North American investors are catching up, report finds

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Insolvencies remain low in June

Year-over-year insolvencies have dropped sharply


Fixed income ETFs dominate flows in July

ETFs had their second strongest month of the year

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 5, 2020 August 5, 2020
  • 11:19