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Outlook grim for unincorporated self-employed individuals

Unless they have another job, the pandemic may deal a devastating blow

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 18, 2020 September 18, 2020
  • 16:03
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Retail sales rose 0.6% in July

Core retail sales, however, fell 1.2%

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How markets might react to a Biden win

Biden would be less intrusive with the Federal Reserve, but corporate taxes would increase

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 17, 2020 September 17, 2020
  • 16:41
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Pandemic has millennials dreaming of home ownership

Among age groups, millennials are most optimistic about buying a home, Scotiabank finds

  • September 17, 2020 September 17, 2020
  • 12:55
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Putting pricey U.S. stocks in context

Being comfortable with high valuations may require a nuanced assessment

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Wealth management remains a strength for banks: Moody’s

Stable income, rising wealth a bright spot for big global investment firms

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Federal Reserve sees rates near zero at least through 2023

Fed also announced plan to push inflation above 2% annually

Forests a growing issue for financials: Fitch

Banks, institutional investors facing deforestation pressures

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Time to adjust your fixed-income portfolio

Liquidity has created a "Frankenstein" high-yield market that requires scrutiny

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Biden’s plan to hike U.S. corporate rates a boon for Canada, economist says

Competitive advantage would lie north of the border

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OECD report finds global economic outlook not as bad as expected

Global GDP is projected to decline by 4.5% this year

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Consumer price index in August hits 0.1 per cent: StatsCan

The annual inflation rate was unchanged from the year-over-year increase in July

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Shopify leads this year’s TSX30

Last year's top performer, a cannabis firm, slipped to 18th

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 15, 2020 September 15, 2020
  • 15:05
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Federal Reserve to meet after sharp changes to its outlook

Projections may underscore how long the central bank expects to keep rates low

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Canadian home sales climb again, set record for August: CREA

Toronto and Vancouver fuelled the gains, with regional disparity showing again

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Subsidizing childcare, promoting business spending will aid in recovery: report

Scotia report proposes fiscal policy strategy to rebuilding economy

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Regulatory differences on ESG rules widen: Fitch

Europe adopting ESG factors even as U.S. pushing back

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The road ahead for sustainability reporting

Five global standard-setting organizations have joined forces to enhance data for investors

  • By: Katie Keir
  • September 11, 2020 September 11, 2020
  • 13:20
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Low yields spell big challenges for investors

Retirees will need more savings, higher returns to fund their needs

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Key household debt-to-income ratio fell in Q2

Lower-income households tend to have a higher debt levels

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U.S. consumer prices up 0.4% in August

Used car prices surged by the largest amount in 51 years

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About $1B of mortgage payments deferred each month during pandemic: CMHC

As deferral programs end, delinquent mortgages could increase

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Could a second wave mean a second shutdown?

Bank economists offer their base-case scenarios

Banking on climate change

Climate risks will start impacting capital requirements in Europe, Fitch says

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Market rebound, record borrowing drove Q2 trends: StatsCan

Global market recovery boosted Canada's net international investment position