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Banks well-armed for uncertain economy: DBRS

Profits likely to remain under pressure in 2021, but capital and liquidity are strong

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Home sales hit record in 2020

December sales were up 47.2% compared with a year earlier

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U.S. retail sales fell in December

They fell for a third straight month amid a surge in virus cases

Sustainable finance set records in 2020: Refinitiv

New all-time highs for sustainable debt, equity issuance

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Forecast remains gloomy for Canadian bank ratings: Fitch

Little room for upside, lots of potential for downside in banks' ratings

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Renewed restrictions take a bite out of spending, growth: TD

Consumer spending at year-end returned to springtime lows

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Global dividends to recover in 2021: IHS Markit

After slumping last year, payouts expected to grow 6.5% in 2021

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U.S. mortgage rates poised to rise as Treasury yields surge

The yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly hit 1.18% earlier this week

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U.S. unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

Jobless claims reach highest levels since August

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U.S. deficit is 61% greater than same period a year ago

The government's shortfall is a record-breaking $572.9B

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Insolvency stats don’t capture small business vulnerability: report

TD Economics explains why the drop in business insolvencies isn't good news

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 13, 2021 January 13, 2021
  • 15:15
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U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in December

The increase was the largest in four months

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OSFI’s attention to climate risk a positive for banks: Moody’s

The regulator's initiative will push banks to address rising ESG risks, says a new report

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Push for herd immunity drives Covid-19 vaccine market: Morningstar

The U.S. is expected to achieve herd immunity by May, but global immunity won't be seen until 2023

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A record year for Canadian securities issuance

RBC leads debt markets, BMO tops equity league tables

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Will consumer confidence bounce back?

The Conference Board of Canada forecasts GDP growth and outlines the challenges ahead

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 12, 2021 January 12, 2021
  • 13:29
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U.S. job openings down in most industries, while layoffs spike

Layoffs soared by 17.6% in November, driven by job cuts at restaurants, bars and hotels

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Monetary policy too tight given Covid-19: CD Howe

Use of unconventional tools will dictate its policy performance in crisis


Exchanges get a boost from derivatives divisions

Record trading volumes to drive earnings for options markets

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M&A deal outlook rosy for 2021: Crosbie & Co.

Rising supply and demand for transactions could boost deal activity

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Finances remain steady for most Canadians: RBC

A poll finds financial resiliency has carried over to housing market

  • By: IE Staff
  • January 11, 2021 January 11, 2021
  • 12:27

Bank CEOs say economic rebound is coming, but dependent on vaccines and lockdowns

Banks are monitoring the economic recovery as they develop strategies for their branches

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Pandemic job concerns could pose problem in long term, Bank of Canada says

Most businesses don't expect the positive impacts of vaccinations to materialize until later this year

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Where are we in the economic cycle?

A report looks at whether this is the end of the current cycle or the start of a new one

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Was the Fed’s 2015 rate hike premature?

Newly released transcripts show that many Federal Reserve officials had concerns at the time