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Retirement reform required, report says

The paper aims to launch debate on the growing retirement challenge

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High cost of living creates potential for retirement funding shortfall

A recent survey found that nearly half of Canadians have delayed saving for their retirement

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Canadian insolvencies at highest level in 10 years

Seniors have the highest share of mortgages in arrears, Scotiabank notes in a report

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North American stock markets move higher on fading concerns about virus impact

S&P/TSX composite index closed up 85.08 points on Monday

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It’s not you, it’s your debt: couples call it quits over finances

A survey found one third of respondents have ended or would end a relationship due to debt

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Global pension assets soaring again

Equity market gains have powered a surge in assets

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Global credits, investing under greater ESG influence: Moody’s

Climate change, sustainability and concerns about an aging population are looming larger

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Rising incomes don’t keep pace with growing expenses for insolvent debtors

A study finds insolvent debtors have fewer funds available to meet their obligations

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OECD sees steady growth

Leading indicators point to growth, but the impact of the coronavirus is unclear

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North American stock markets fall

Coronavirus concerns overshadowed job gains on Friday


Statistics Canada says economy added 34,500 jobs in January, unemployment down

The job growth was powered by the goods-producing sector

  • By: Craig Wong
  • February 7, 2020 February 7, 2020
  • 11:39
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Global M&A cooled in Q4

North America saw sizeable declines in deal value and volume

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North American stock markets set record highs after Chinese cut tariffs in half

The S&P/TSX composite index had a record close of 17,757.49

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Homes became less affordable in Q4

But affordability in Vancouver improved for the fourth straight quarter

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 6, 2020 February 6, 2020
  • 15:40
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More people have RRSPs, says BMO

But the majority of Canadians still struggle to define their retirement goals

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ESG material to most investors: NBF survey

Asset valuation and asset allocation are the top uses for ESG research

Retail bank customers keen to receive advice digitally: study

BMO received the highest customer satisfaction marks in J.D. Power's survey

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After trailing market, factor ETFs may shine in a low-return environment

Experts at Inside ETFs in Florida broke down the strategies and the due diligence required

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Canadian ETFs start the decade strong

Twenty-five ETFs launched last month, with one new provider joining the market

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MSCI launches Climate VaR

The new metric aims to provide insight into climate-driven risks and opportunities

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North American stock markets surge on liquidity injection from central banks

S&P/TSX composite index closed up 132.97 points on Tuesday


Coronavirus weighing on global outlook: DBRS

Early optimism has been dimmed by an array of downside risks

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Tighten rules on shadow banks, C.D. Howe says

Growth in the non-traditional sector heightens financial sector vulnerabilities

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Canadian households vulnerable: DBRS

Insolvencies rising amid higher debt loads, lower savings

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North American stock markets bounce back

Oil moved into a bear market territory on Monday