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Stick figures

Strikes, union deals may complicate inflation fight

Recent labour activity to work against falling inflation, TD report says

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Family businesses aim to accelerate succession: KPMG

Numerous changes, including tax rules, add pressure to Canadian enterprises

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 23, 2023 November 23, 2023
  • 14:56
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G20 trade weakens in Q3: OECD

Merchandise trade down, services activity flat from previous quarter

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Financials, energy drive Q3 profits: StatsCan

Securities sector leads gains for financials

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IEA report warns oil and gas companies against banking on carbon capture

The strategy is a key part of the sector's decarbonization goals

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2024 to come in like a lion, go out like a lamb

With central banks expected to start cutting rates, outlook should turn rosy next year

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New fiscal guardrails ‘helpful’ for monetary policy: Macklem

Bank of Canada governor weighs in on the federal government's updated fiscal projections and new rules to limit deficits

Consumer concerns

Economic volatility taking a toll on Canadians: survey

Data shine light on affordability, with most Canadians fearing recession

  • By: IE Staff
  • November 22, 2023 November 22, 2023
  • 15:56
Household debt burden

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate falls to 7.29%

Fourth straight weekly drop for the rate, which a year ago averaged 6.58%

  • By: Alex Veiga
  • November 22, 2023 November 22, 2023
  • 13:24
Wrestling inflation

Half-hearted fight against inflation would be `huge mistake,’ Macklem warns

Bank of Canada governor makes remarks day after new inflation numbers show Canada's inflation rate fell to 3.1% in October

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Sign of labour-market resiliency, U.S. unemployment claims drop

Jobless claims -- seen as a proxy for layoffs -- dropped by 24,000 to 209,000

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Household wealth growth to slow, evolve

Households are facing the dual drags of inflation and higher interest rates, report says

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U.S. corporate defaults on the rise: Fitch

Amid growing financial strains, default volume has almost doubled

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Goldman calls for modest gains in U.S. stocks next year

High valuations curb return potential despite strong economic growth

Global growth

Third-quarter GDP growth held up: OECD

Strong U.S. economy single-handedly drives G7 results

Wrestling inflation

Statistics Canada says annual inflation rate slowed to 3.1% in October

Report suggests there is no need for further rate hikes

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Financial sector upgrades outpace downgrades: Fitch

High interest rates boost firms' profits, capital positions

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Economists expect inflation slowed again in October as high interest rates take hold

The CPI report Tuesday morning will be followed by the government's fall economic statement

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Financial sector faces systemic cyber threats: Moody’s

Recent ransomware attack highlights financial sector's vulnerability

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Credit card debt rises as household borrowing slows

HELOC balances declined, mortgage growth slowed in September

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Third quarter sees record securities outflow: StatsCan

Foreign investors reduce Canadian bond holdings, domestic investors add offshore bonds in September

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Industrial, raw materials prices decline

Weaker energy prices drive input costs lower, according to StatsCan

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TD forecasts U.S. recession, weaker growth for Canada in 2024

Rate cuts to start materializing by mid-year

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Annual pace of housing starts edged up in October: CMHC

Single-detached urban starts contributed to the increase

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More seniors choosing to age in home: CMHC report

Seniors living longer may reduce the need for downsizing