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Growth in executive pay a concern for investors

New SHARE report reveals that median pay for top executives has grown at a rate that outpaces the modest increases for the average worker

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TSX closes up slightly to end the week

U.S. markets, loonie also climb

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GTA home sales, average prices, climb higher vs Vancouver drop

Residential home sales were up by 18.6% in the GTA while the average selling price rose by 4.8% in July

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Canada’s monthly trade deficit shrinks in June

Exports increased by 4.1% from May to a record $50.7 billion, thanks in most part to energy products and aircraft

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TSX rebounds to close higher on Thursday

Increases in technology and materials offset losses in energy and financials

M&A remained at a healthy level in Q2: PwC

A surge in the energy, real estate and health-care sectors drove deal activity in the first half of the year

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Canadian equities drive pension plan gains

Defined-benefit plans gained a 2.2% total return in Q2, up from just 0.2% in Q1

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Base metal miners drag TSX down

Commodities — including crude, natural gas, gold and copper — all ended lower on Wednesday

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Fed keeps key interest rate unchanged while signalling future hikes

Private economists expect the next interest rate hike to occur at the September meeting

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TSX closes up in broad advance

All sectors outside of energy and information technology rose on Tuesday

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BCI generates 9% annual return for B.C.’s public-sector pensions

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp.’s (BCI) produced an annual combined pension return, net of costs, of 9% for fiscal 2018, ended March 31, vs…

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 31, 2018 July 31, 2018
  • 16:13
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Trump administration considering tax break on U.S. capital gains

The change would involve taxing capital gains after taking inflation into account, which would lower the tax bite for wealthy Americans

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Mortgage debt increases at slower rate: CMHC

But the growth rate of home equity lines of credit debt more than doubled

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Strong May growth reinforces forecasts for interest rate increase

May GDP growth of 0.5% beat expectations as the oil and gas sector led the way with a 2.5% increase

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Stalled progress for women in Canadian C suites

Top-earning women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts while the number of women holding powerful management roles has shrunk

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Pension funds post positive Q2 results

The solvency ratio for an average pension plan has improved to 1.9% since the beginning of the year, Morneau Shepell report suggests

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
  • 17:40
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Tech stocks drag TSX, U.S. markets down

But oil prices and the Canadian dollar rose on Monday

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Higher interest rates to hit younger, middle income households: federal analysis

Rising interest rates will boost debt payments for highly indebted households, which make up 12% of all Canadian households

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Neuberger Berman, University of Waterloo form research partnership

The collaboration will take a machine learning approach to solving problems that arise in portfolio construction, rebalancing and risk management

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
  • 11:00
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Appetite for cryptocurrency investing depends on demographics

Younger Canadians, women and lower-income individuals are more likely to consider investing in the new asset class

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
  • 09:35
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Self-employed need to prioritize dealing with financial challenges

Gig workers need to ensure they set up RRSPs and TFSAs as well as invest in health and medical insurance, BMO report suggests

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
  • 08:36
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TSX, Wall Street markets end lower

Technology sector stumbles

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TSX rises on energy sector strength

U.S markets mixed as Facebook plummets

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Canadian VC funding maintains strong activity in the first half of 2018

Funding to Canadian fintech companies fell for a second straight quarter

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 26, 2018 July 26, 2018
  • 10:30
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European Central Bank says rates will remain low for months

The ECB left its key rates and monetary stimulus settings unchanged at a meeting Thursday