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Global tightening to challenge bond markets: Fitch

Central banks' pivot could test markets' resilience

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Canadians make guesswork of retirement planning

Knowledge about saving and investing is lacking, polls show

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 23, 2023 February 23, 2023
  • 15:05
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Fund sales in January provide poor start to RRSP season

Both mutual funds, ETFs had net redemptions in January, IFIC reports

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Global trade flows dropped in Q4: OECD

The decline reflected weak demand and decreasing energy prices

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Small business outlook remains tepid as cost concerns rise: CFIB

With interest rates increasing, borrowing costs add to ongoing economic challenges

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 23, 2023 February 23, 2023
  • 11:46
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China’s rebound a modest boost to global growth

Unlike past episodes, strong recovery not likely to reignite world economy, Fitch says

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Housing prices continue to ease: StatsCan

Higher rates weigh on demand, lower lumber prices cut construction costs

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Canadian retail sales rose 0.5% to $62.1 billion in December

Preliminary estimates for January suggest consumers continued spending in the new year

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Investors flocking to energy transition, TSX Venture 50 list shows

Lithium, hydrogen and solar power companies were among last year's top performers

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GDP growth slowed in Q4, OECD says

Canada among the strongest in the G7 for growth in 2022

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Move to T+1 a plus for securities industry: Moody’s

Complex undertaking will reduce counterparty risk, as well as margin and liquidity demands

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Minority representation in U.S. boardrooms hits 20%

Rise in black directors drives increase in board diversity, ISS reports

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Canada’s annual inflation rate slowed in January, signalling good news for the BoC

Inflation slowed to 5.9%, down from 6.3% in December

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Excess household savings may help economy avoid harsher downturn: BMO

Top 40% of households put more into their savings

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Sure insolvencies are up, but they started super low

Increases in bankruptcy and debt restructurings reflect rising pressures, alongside normalizing numbers, TD reports

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Households piling up credit card debt: StatsCan

Mortgage debt growth slowed in 2022, credit card debt accelerated

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Cross-border securities inflows rise in 2022

Canadian investors trim foreign holdings for first time since financial crisis

Fintechs fall to financial pressures

Tighter funding conditions are squeezing upstarts, benefiting traditional firms

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Fitch adding climate scores to credit ratings

Transition risk, rather than physical risk, will be the focus

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As markets cool, fintech faces deep freeze

Investment activity expected to remain subdued in 2023, KPMG reports

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U.S. retail sales jump as Americans defy inflation and rate hikes

January's solid spending will likely raise pressure on the Federal Reserve to hike rates further

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January home sales in Canada hit lowest level since 2009

Compared to a year ago, sales were down 37%

Prices up, volume down in carbon markets

Trading activity fell in 2022, but the cost of emissions kept rising, Refinitiv reports

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Defaults rising in U.S. high-yield market: Fitch

Already up, defaults are expected to reach historic norms in 2023

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What’s going on in the labour market right now?

Huge job gains defy forecasts that higher rates would slow the economy