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Pricing carbon to combat climate change

Higher prices are needed to drive emission cuts in Canada and Australia, Moody's says

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Conservative victory looking more realistic

Column: Liberals finally get their wedge issues, but they may not be enough to save Trudeau

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Outlook for reinsurers improves post-pandemic

Rising prices, economic recovery support sector's earnings

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Outcome of tight election won’t change much for Canada’s economic policy: DBRS

From a credit perspective, the "broad contours" of each party's economic policies are similar, a report says

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August home sales in Montreal down 30% year over year: Quebec board

New listings for the month totalled 4,487

Q2 wage growth uneven across Canada

A National Bank of Canada analyst assesses North American wage and salary trends

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 3, 2021 September 3, 2021
  • 13:17
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August home sales down as supply fell 43%: TRREB

There was a 19.9% drop in the number of Toronto homes sold compared with the same time a year ago

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U.S. hiring slowed in August after 2 strong months

America's employers added just 235,000 jobs last month

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Business insolvencies hit 35-year low in July

Businesses filed 160 insolvencies in July — a 28.3% decline compared to June

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U.S. jobless claims reach a pandemic low as hiring strengthens

The weekly jobs count has mostly fallen steadily since early January

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Frenzied pace of home sales slows in Vancouver, Calgary in August

Prices continue to rise in both cities as demand outstrips supply

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Unequal wealth in the U.S. undermines retirement, research suggests

Financial assets are concentrated among the few

  • By: IE Staff
  • September 1, 2021 September 1, 2021
  • 13:19
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Small businesses’ Covid debt climbs to $139B: CFIB

Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing businesses were least likely to have taken on debt

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Increased HELOC use could lead to higher insolvencies: Equifax

Overall consumer debt now stands at $2.15 trillion

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
  • 14:20

Statistics Canada says economy contracted in second quarter, estimates drop in July

Driving the drop were declines in home resale activity and exports

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Canadian housing market faces lower risk of overheating: RBC

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

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Uncertainty rises after summer of market highs

The S&P 500 has registered more than 50 all-time highs this year

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Canada’s current account surplus widens in Q2 after long run of deficits

The latest reading could be supportive for the Canadian dollar

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Companies brace for supply-chain and labour challenges

Companies' short-term economic concerns are compounded by the Delta variant

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Growing private equity giants are eyeing untapped retail market: Moody’s

Large U.S. alt firms see huge growth potential in retail investors

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July U.S. consumer spending ekes up 0.3%

Meanwhile, inflation over the past 12 months hit its fastest pace in three decades

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Robust recovery leads to Korean rate hike

Since the pandemic began, this is the first such move for a major central bank in Asia

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Economic reopening sparks job gains, but staff shortages seen too

Service sector employment rose in June, but job vacancies abound, StatsCan says

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Canada’s hot housing market isn’t alone

Global housing prices surged in Q1 led by advanced economies, BIS reports

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Consumer credit metrics improve in Q2: Fitch

Credit card performance continues to outpace pre-pandemic levels