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Canadian home sales up 11.3% from March to April

The year-over-year sales decline was markedly smaller than the drops reported in recent months

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Europe’s economic outlook brightens a little after avoiding recession

Inflation and U.S. bank turmoil still pose challenges

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Household financial pressures growing: Fitch

Credit card performance deteriorating, insolvencies rising, as higher rates and inflation bite

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Breaking the doom loop for U.S. banks

To calm fears, DBRS calls for the return of a crisis-era guarantee

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Commercial projects drive surge in building permits

StatsCan reports record non-residential permit activity in March

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Household income suffered record drop in 2022: OECD

Inflation, end to pandemic assistance drove decline in real incomes

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U.S. prices stay high, showing inflation pressures persist

Consumer prices rose by 0.4% from March to April, up by 4.9% from April 2022.

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U.S. bank profits pressured by tighter financial conditions

Regulatory change likely on the way following bank sector turmoil, Fitch says

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Investors flock to loudest, least skilled voices on social media, finds research

A new paper on finfluencers examines the "wisdom of the anti-skilled crowd"

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Central banks to dominate a digital financial world, Moody’s says

Crypto is too volatile to replace the basic function of money, according to a report

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Banks report tougher credit standards in wake of failures

Tighter credit standards are expected to be followed by a reduction in lending

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Fed pause may not materialize: BMO

Committee needs data confirmation before rate cycle shifts

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Labour shortages easing, but not for long: Moody’s

Once demand revives, aging populations will pressure labour market again

Collection of Euro bills

Inflation expectations down, GDP forecasts up: ECB

Latest economists' survey points to friendlier conditions this year

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TD’s axed U.S. acquisition not a good look: DBRS

Termination of First Horizon deal raises questions about banks and regulators alike

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Publicly funded LTC insurance could address eldercare costs: NIA

A study of programs in other countries provides insights for Canada, the National Institute on Ageing says

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  • May 5, 2023 May 5, 2023
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Moody’s reports brighter outlook for Ontario

Rating agency upgrades view on province's finances

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Consumer spending slowed in March: TD report

Customer card data signal monthly slowdown in spending

Worldwide trade

Merchandise trade surplus $972M in March, StatsCan says

A large drop in imports was led by reductions in pharmaceuticals

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Fed raises key rate but hints it may pause amid bank turmoil

The Fed describes the banking system as 'sound and resilient' but notes the impact of a pullback in bank lending remains uncertain

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GTA housing market showing signs of tightening

April's average price tumbled 7.8% from a year ago, but was still roughly 4% higher than the March average.

Board room deal making

Mergers and acquisitions cool alongside economy

Deal activity settling at lower level, post-pandemic, Crosbie & Co. reports

Money flowing

ETF investors played defence with fixed income in April

Cash alternatives and Canadian government bonds benefited from market uncertainty

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First Republic deal a small win for JPM: Fitch

Fleeing financial advisors and clients could reduce bailout's benefit to the bank

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Poverty rate to climb as inflation bites, income lags

More households falling behind as cost of living rises, StatsCan says