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Fitch downgrades outlook on U.S. bank sector

Covid-19 effects dragging down revenues, raising credit loss expectations

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ESG bonds pause, but long-term prospects rosy: Moody’s

Covid-19 to deter issuance in short-term, but outlook is promising

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Net earnings fall in Q4 for Power Financial

The corporation earned $401 million during the quarter, down from $478 million a year earlier

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Home prices were gaining momentum before Covid-19

Prices rose by more than double their usual rate in February

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Canadian banks facing stiffer headwinds: Fitch

Outbreak effects that were absent in Q1 will dictate banks' performance in 2020

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Annual pace of inflation cools to 2.2% in February

The decrease followed a year-over-year increase of 2.4% in January

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Canada now facing recession, TD economists say

Outlook highly uncertain amid unprecedented efforts to contain Covid-19 outbreak

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North American stock markets rebound from steep losses on promised stimulus

The TSX closed up 2.6% on Tuesday

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Foreign investors added Canadian bonds, shed stocks to start 2020: StatsCan

Canadian corporate bonds were popular among foreign investors in January

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Small businesses already seeing drop in sales due to COVID 19: CFIB survey

Sectors most negatively affected were hospitality, arts and recreation, retail and personal services

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Sovereign downgrades to follow Covid-19: Fitch

Efforts to combat the economic fallout are likely to weaken government finances

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Intergenerational income mobility declining, StatsCan says

Children born to high- and low-income parents were more likely to earn the same

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North American stock markets sink amid falling crude prices and spreading virus

The TSX closed down 9.9% on Monday

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Central banks are buying time: Fitch

Extraordinary policy actions give banks and markets time to adjust to the pandemic's effects

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ETFs that are doing well during the selloff

Several strategies and asset classes have outperformed

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North American stock markets regain some lost ground

The TSX gained 9.6% on Friday

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Investment complaints surged in 2019

Suitability remains investors’ top complaint, OBSI says

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Household debt issues remain, but pressure may ease with lower rates

The debt service ratio reached a record high in Q4, StatsCan reports

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Fear grips investors as North American stock markets plunge

The TSX plummeted by 12.34% on Thursday

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Don’t sleep on the risks of innovation: C.D. Howe

Report warns regulators to be wary of the stability risks from unchecked innovation

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Confusing tax system is costing Canadians: Report

MEI calls for simplification of tax system and reduction of tax rates

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GDP growth slowing before Covid-19: OECD

G20 growth was weaker in Q4 2019, before the pandemic took hold

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TSX crosses into bear market territory after pandemic declared

The market closed down 20.6% from a recent high on Feb. 20

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Canadian lifecos stable in the face of headwinds: DBRS

Earnings challenges are mounting, but capital positions remain strong, rating agency says

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Pension assets up: StatsCan

Pension funds for the private sector beat public sector plans in Q3