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Pension assets slide in first quarter: StatsCan

Turmoil in global equity markets, weakness in bonds, drives asset drop

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Markets shudder on dashed inflation hopes, Dow down 1,000 points

Traders are bracing for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates even higher than expected

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Global recession unavoidable: Scotia

China and Europe are leading the downturn, while Canada and the U.S. may still skirt the worst

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U.S. inflation still stubbornly high despite August slowdown

Stock prices tumbled and bond yields rose as many investors feared a more aggressive Federal Reserve

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Growth in G20 turns negative in Q2

The slowdown was primarily driven by a sharp contraction in China, the OECD reports

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Retirement in Canada is becoming less secure: report

Canada dropped in Natixis' annual ranking as inflation, interest rates and income inequality took a toll

  • By: Mark Burgess
  • September 13, 2022 September 13, 2022
  • 12:20
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Statistics Canada says household debt ratio up in second quarter

There was about $1.82 in credit market debt for every dollar of household disposable income

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Leading indicators signal slowdown: OECD

Most major economies face signs of slowing

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Weaker earnings a portent of recession: Fitch

Corporate profits tend to forecast economic downturns

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Investment in Canadian fintech firms down more than 50% in first half of 2022: KPMG

Investors are becoming more selective about where they deploy capital

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Not technically a recession yet, but painful all the same

BMO lowers 2023 GDP forecasts for Canada, U.S.

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Outlook for insurers poised to decline: Fitch

Inflation is less of a concern in the life insurance sector, report says

Fed offers bleak forecast for corporate profits and returns

A "reasonable forecast" for longer-run equity returns is 3% to 3.5%, research says

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Inflation ticks down for a change in OECD countries

Cooling in energy markets takes the edge off price pressure

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Total consumer debt hit $2.32 trillion in Q2, up 8.2% from year ago: Equifax

Consumer insolvency rose to the highest level since the start of the pandemic

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Will the Bank of Canada keep it 100?

A full-point rate hike isn't out of the question next week, NBF says

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Record overvaluation in U.S. housing market

Prices have yet to respond to rising mortgage rates, Moody's reports

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Productivity ticked up in Q2: StatsCan

Output growth outpaced hours worked for a change, but productivity lags pre-pandemic level

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Metals prices to soften as growth slows: Moody’s

Rating agency lowers price calls of base and precious metals on gloomier forecast

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Wanted: Productivity investment

GDP and job markets bounced back from the pandemic, but R&D and business investment still lag

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Recession now likely for Europe amid gas shutdown

Russian gas shock to have damaging supply and demand impacts, Fitch says

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Global growth outlook dims: Moody’s

Forecasts for 2022, 2023 reduced amid rising rates, commodity price shock

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The failed promise of crypto diversification

Crypto is as tied to growth conditions as traditional financial assets, TD says

Big Six earnings slide amid headwinds: Fitch

Rising credit provisions and weak markets weighed on Q3 profits

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Robo advice shines for borrowers: study

Automated advice optimizes debt management, FCA finds — if consumers let it