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Pandemic worse for people with existing debt: BDO index

26% of Canadians incurred at least one new kind of debt during the pandemic

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 19, 2021 October 19, 2021
  • 12:22
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Inflation to persist over near term, Mintz says

University of Calgary economist says we're in a period of stagflation

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Stablecoins could become big player in global securities markets: Fitch

The securities holdings of stablecoins are "already relatively large," the rating agency says

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Offshore havens may be stung by global tax deal: Moody’s

Global minimum tax could hurt low-tax emerging markets

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Foreign investors snap up Canadian debt: StatsCan

A report questioned investors' timing as debt returns faltered and stocks outperformed

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GDP forecast dims on softer wholesale activity in August

Scotiabank's quarterly GDP forecasting model edged lower for the third quarter

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Strong recovery buoying U.S. banks’ results: Fitch

Earnings at America's largest banks have been boosted by reserve releases as credit losses stay modest

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Canada’s remarkable job market recovery

Labour market gains could lead to the Bank of Canada reigning in monetary policy, an NBF report suggests

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Home sales post first month-over-month increase since March: CREA

Fifteen of the 26 markets CREA tracks saw a rise in sales in September

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Resilient shoppers push U.S. retail sales up 0.7%

Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing some sticker shock

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Real estate sentiment optimistic amid disruptive trends

Warehousing and fulfillment is the best best for investment, an annual report says

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
  • 15:40
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When inflation strikes, TSX abides

NBF says Canadian stocks outperform U.S. equities in inflationary periods

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Hackers a growing risk for insurers: Fitch

Ransomware and other cyber threats may lead to credit downgrades for insurers in the future

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Vaccine inequality is driving up inflation: report

Lockdowns in emerging markets are constraining manufacturing and supply chains

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
  • 15:15
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Address clients’ emotional biases to improve investment decisions

Investors admitted to being biased toward information that's recent and readily available, Cerulli research suggests

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 14, 2021 October 14, 2021
  • 14:03
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U.S. unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

The job market is improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months

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Jobless rate in August edged lower for OECD

Labour markets have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels

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Canadians struggling with financial and mental stress, polls suggest

Over half of survey respondents to a recent consumer debt poll have considered borrowing more

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
  • 14:49
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Pandemic motivates some institutional investors to put greater emphasis on ESG

Investment performance is one reason why, an annual survey finds

  • By: IE Staff
  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
  • 14:29
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Small biz has positive outlook thanks to tech opportunities, survey suggests

Digitization is fuelling companies' growth across Canada

U.S. inflation rises 5.4% from year ago, matching 13-year high

Tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc

As the economy recovers, environmental doomsday draws nearer

The global growth surge is driving a 6.7% increase in emissions from public companies, MSCI warns

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Americans quit their jobs at a record pace in August

The data helps fill in a puzzle looming over the job market

Global recovery slowing as inflation, supply chain disruptions bite

An IMF report also warned about the disparity in vaccination rates between rich and poor countries

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Climate-driven bank regulation is starting to form: Fitch

Banks may face climate-related mandatory disclosure, stress tests and capital demands within the next few years