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Big Six economists forecast moderate growth for 2019

Economists cautiously optimistic despite many risks on the horizon

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BoC leaves interest rate unchanged at 1.75%

The sharp decline in oil prices has temporarily dimmed its outlook

Annual pace of housing starts in Canada fell in December: CMHC

The seasonally adjusted rate was 213,419 units in December, down from November but higher than economists’ expectations

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TSX rises to near four-week high

Positive signals from trade talks, oil price increase lift markets

CIBC CEO expects flat to low mortgage growth

The potential for mortgage growth to turn negative will hinge on whether the Canadian housing market declines

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TSX rises to start first full week of 2019

The loonie also hit a four-week high on Monday

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Increase to limit on covered bond issuance would benefit all banks: DBRS

OSFI is currently considering whether to increase the limit on covered bonds, which have become an important source of funding for the big banks’ uninsured…

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Markets rebound to end wild first week of 2019

Strong trade, employment and interest rate news calmed investors’ fears

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Home sales dropped in Toronto and Vancouver last year

Higher interest rates and stricter mortgage rules contributed to the moderating market

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U.S. reports strong jobs growth in December

Job growth offers reassurance about U.S. economy

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Unemployment remains at 5.6%

But even in the tightened job market, wage growth remained well below inflation

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Stock markets close lower as Apple signals weakness in China

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down by 134.41 points to 14,212.75

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Governments, corporates at risk as economy weakens: Fitch

Banks are in a better position to weather a crisis than they were in 2008, report says

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Canada’s IPO market topped $2B in 2018

But uncertainty about interest rates, the continuing Brexit saga and global trade tension clouds the outlook for 2019

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 3, 2019 January 3, 2019
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U.S. jobs growth could avert recession

Burst of hiring in December comes as financial markets dread a broader economic slowdown

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Volatility expected in energy sector for 2019

The key factor this year is whether OPEC and Russia will adhere to their promised production curbs

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Stock markets, interest rates take toll on pension plans

Less than 30% of Canadian pension plans were fully funded at the end of the year, down from 60% at the end of September, according…

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TSX starts the trading year higher as oil price rises

U.S. stock indices also nudged upward to start 2019

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TSX up on final day of difficult 2018

The late December rally wasn’t enough to stave off significant losses for the year

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U.S. stocks end dismal, volatile year on bright note

2018 was "a challenging year for investors"

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North American markets end punishing week in the red

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Canada’s economy grew 0.3% in October

Breadth of expansion encouraging, economist says

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Business sentiment down slightly, but remains positive

The Bank of Canada’s business outlook survey results come ahead of the central bank’s next interest rate decision set for Jan. 9

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North American markets plunge for a second day

Dow drops more than 460 points

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Canada boosts bank capital requirements while U.S. eases: Fitch

Rating impacts will depend on how banks respond to their different regulatory environments

  • December 20, 2018 December 26, 2018
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