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Feds could be catalyst for Canada’s green bond market: C.D. Howe

Federal green bonds could help meet climate goals and set standards for fledgling market

Second wave is milder economically, Fitch says

Sectors have adapted to pandemic-related restrictions

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More stimulus? Maybe, but keep it targeted and temporary: C.D. Howe

Any additional support should focus on boosting productivity, the think tank says

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Amid pandemic, mortgage market surges: StatsCan

Borrowing hit new highs in 2020, and credit conditions held steady

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Annual inflation rate climbs to 1% in January

The consumer price index hasn't been above 1% in about a year

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U.S. retail sales jump 5.3%, thanks to $600 stimulus cheques

The January result followed three months of declines

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Stranded assets a downgrade risk in a low-carbon economy

Sovereign ratings may come under pressure as demand for dirty energy drops

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Households were financially fragile before the pandemic: report

FINRA research finds 40% lacked the capacity to handle a crisis before Covid-19

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Immigration likely to miss targets again in 2021: RBC

Lingering effects of the pandemic will weigh on a key driver of economic growth

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Canadian investors went on a U.S.-equities buying spree in December

Despite heavy outflows in December, cross-border investment was positive for 2020, StatsCan reports

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Overheated stock market at risk of bubble in a disconnect from economy, experts say

The S&P/TSX composite is up 65% from March 2020 lows

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U.S. regulators seen following the EU, U.K. on climate risks

New administration making global warming fight a priority

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Canadians’ financial well-being drops amid pandemic

Women, parents and young Canadians have suffered most, suggests a new well-being index

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 12, 2021
  • 13:07
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Wholesale sales down annually for first time since 2009: StatsCan

Sales down in December, but not as sharply as feared, a Scotia report said

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Insurers see interest in life and health products despite a ‘tough year’

Both Manulife and Sun Life's Q4 earnings beat analyst expectations

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Small stocks roar after years of getting trampled

The Russell 2000 Index has more than tripled the gains of S&P 500 in the last three months

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Time for a goal refresh?

Pandemic uncertainty weighs on clients, recent polls suggest

  • By: IE Staff
  • February 10, 2021 February 10, 2021
  • 14:35
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U.S. consumer prices up 0.3% in January, led by energy spike

Despite the monthly increase, inflation remains tame

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DB pension funding rebounds in Q4: FSRA

The market recovery helped restore the median solvency ratio to pre-pandemic levels

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Debt downgrade threat diminished: Fitch

Stronger balance sheets and commodity prices limit the risk of companies dropping to junk

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Investors need better disclosure of banks’ CRE lending: DBRS

A lack of detail and standards makes assessing banks' exposure to commercial real estate difficult

Second wave sees surge in mortality, shift in those affected: StatsCan

Excess deaths resumed in the fall but younger, western Canadians were more affected, the agency said

Scotia makes portfolio advisor changes

Scotiabank renews lease in Toronto, but vacating top floors of Scotia Plaza tower

The move comes as the pandemic forces companies to rethink their office spaces with many employees working from home


Average Toronto home price to top $1 million for first time in 2021

The real estate board says the supply of listings is not keeping up with growth in transactions

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Pandemic joins cyber, climate risk on list of key economic concerns

GRI survey of financial institutions finds confidence in financial system, despite risks