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Income wobbles even as GDP rises: OECD

Canada is weakest among the G7 in the fourth quarter, as pandemic supports shrink

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Crypto not yet useful for skirting sanctions: Moody’s

Limited size and liquidity of crypto market hampers its utility for sanctions evasion

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Social risks bigger than climate for tech sector

Cybersecurity, mental health concerns more important than carbon emissions, Fitch says

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Full-service firms fall short on holistic advice: J.D. Power

Plus, find out how your firm rated on overall investor satisfaction

  • By: IE Staff
  • May 5, 2022 May 5, 2022
  • 13:08
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OPEC+ opens oil taps gradually as Russian war roils markets

The cautious approach will exasperate a global energy crunch

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OECD sees inflation surge continue

Several countries see double digit inflation as energy prices spike

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Canadians trail Americans in desire to use and invest in cryptocurrency, poll finds

Only 17% of Canadians said they're likely to invest in cryptoassets as a short-term investment

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Global M&A perks up in April: Refinitiv

Deal value jumped 23% last month as activity rose in all regions

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Bearish sentiment could present a buying opportunity for the brave

Investors are looking for bright spots after April showers

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China’s growth weakens as lockdowns bite: Fitch

Rating agency cuts GDP growth forecast due to pandemic measures

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Ontario’s budget too cautious, auditor general says

Budget lowballs corporate tax revenue, overdoes contingency funding

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Our more resilient, more expensive future

Reshaping the global economy will make supply chains more secure and more costly, NBF says

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Fund managers face asset, margin pressure: Fitch

While challenges multiply, traditional asset managers look resilient to market turmoil

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Earnings, M&A drive foreign direct investment surge: OECD

Foreign investment soared above pre-pandemic levels last year, with cross-border M&A up

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Canadian DB pensions closed Q1 in the red

Plan sponsors must tread carefully ahead, RBC Investor & Treasury Services says

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 29, 2022 April 29, 2022
  • 13:06
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Canadian GDP rose 1.1% in February

Statistics Canada reported the arts, entertainment and recreation sector added 8.4% to its GDP

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Bank profits under increasing pressure: Fitch

Rising costs and deteriorating credit conditions pose a growing threat to earnings

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U.S. economy shrank by 1.4% in Q1 but consumers kept spending

Most economists expect a rebound this quarter as solid hiring and wage gains sustain growth

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Recession risk low in Canada barring inflation surprise: report

Inflation above 7% in the second half of this year would lead to a monetary policy-induced recession, Scotiabank says

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 10:49
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Record number of workers eyeing retirement: StatsCan

Pandemic disrupted population growth, but didn't derail aging

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Green growth gets a reality check

Pandemic proves GDP activity still closely tied to carbon emissions, Fitch says

BoC’s an inflation fighter, but battle won’t be painless

Higher rates should cool inflation, but low-income households face pain

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Emissions cuts or energy security? You can’t have both

RBC says government may have to accept short-term rise in oil production

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Global stagflation risk alters credit outlook

The range of risk scenarios is expanding with growing threats to the economic outlook, Fitch says

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World Bank forecasts commodity prices to remain high through end of 2024

The war in Ukraine has led to the largest commodity shock since the 1970s