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Manufacturing beating pre-pandemic output, leading Canada out of recession: report

Canada's housing market accounted for two-thirds of economic growth in the first quarter, but business investment hit a wall

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As pandemic fades, Wall Street cools too

Trading revenues plunge from 2020 highs, but investment banking provides some solace

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Annual pace of housing starts slowed in June

The pace of starts for multiple-unit housing projects rose, however


Foreign investors gobble up Canadian government debt: StatsCan

Portfolio flows turned positive in May as foreign debt purchases outweighed Canadian investors' appetite for U.S. stocks

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U.S. retail sales surprise to the upside

Americans spent more last month on clothing, electronics and dining out

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Class-action settlements up, new filings down: ISS

Shareholder lawsuit settlements rise in the U.S. but stay flat in Canada, in the first half

Advisors, investors turn their backs on Bitcoin

Both groups ranked energy as their most bullish asset class, Q3 surveys suggest

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Fitch downgrades view on Canadian banking sector

RBC's rating was lowered as a result of the sector's weaker assessment

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Inflation heats up, but policymakers stay chill

Price rises will likely prove temporary, a new report from the Bank for International Settlements argues

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As housing markets defy gravity, Fitch hikes forecast

The rating agency revised its housing forecasts on stronger demand factors

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BoC will act to cool inflation if prices run too hot, Macklem says

Higher prices will be temporary, the central bank says

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Home sales down 8.4% month over month in June, CREA says

The frenzied pace of sales is starting to ease across the country

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ESG disclosure standards to boost green issuance: Fitch

U.S. legislation to mandate ESG disclosure would drive corporate green bond offerings

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Surge in U.S. consumer prices over the past year the highest since 2008

The increase has heightened concerns that the Fed might introduce rate hikes earlier than expected

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B.C. capital markets report record-setting 2020

Companies and investment funds tapped investors in private and public markets, the BCSC reported

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Cure worse than the disease for younger Canadians

Drug and alcohol deaths surged last year for those under 65, StatsCan reported

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Is the pandemic over? Great, I quit

RBC warns that labour shortages are set to rise as retirements resume and more people are willing to leave their jobs

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Fan-free Olympics saves insurers billions, but prompts risk rethink

Cancelling the games would have set a world record for losses, but the episode will still reshape insurance, Fitch says

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Bond signals shouldn’t worry investors, reports say

Richardson Wealth and Scotiabank made the case that the reflation trade is not over

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Cooperation needed for cross-border CBDCs

Central bank crypto offers a fresh start on designing efficient payments systems

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Economy added 230K jobs in June, StatsCan says

The number of part-time positions rose, while full-time jobs lagged

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Global AUM growth defied pandemic disruption in 2020: BCG

A combination of market gains and net inflows powered asset growth

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How to invest for reconciliation

There are ample opportunities for investors to act in support of Indigenous communities


Crypto traders are speculators, not ideologues

People trade Bitcoin for the same reason they trade stocks, research suggests

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U.S. job openings rise to record high, layoffs hit record low

The number of available jobs at the end of May rose to 9.21 million