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Statistics Canada reports dip in retail sales

February result weighed down by slumping fuel sales

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Interest in cryptoassets increasing among firms and institutional investors: survey

Half of financial services respondents said they offered cryptoasset services in 2023, up from 41% in 2021

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 24, 2024 April 24, 2024
  • 10:43

Financial planning projections generally brighter in 2024

Canadian equities are projected to return 6.4% over the next decade, up slightly from last year

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U.S. election outcome looms large for Canada

Risk of a trade war, inflation, higher interest rates accompanies U.S. vote

Equifax testing use of rent data for credit scores

Policy could be a double-edged sword for renters, advocates warn

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Fund sales slip in March, but assets rise: IFIC

ETFs outperform mutual funds in both net sales, asset gains

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Wall Street banks see brighter capital markets

A rebound in investment banking represents a ray of hope for sector

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Wealth gap widens to highest since 2015: TD

Middle- and low-income households saw stagnated income growth or declines

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Raw materials prices rise in March: StatsCan

Surging crude energy prices drive higher raw material costs

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Macklem says different countries will cut rates at own pace

Economists expect Canada to begin cutting interest rates before the U.S.

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Global credit risks abound, even as growth surprises

Short-term strength overshadowed by rising rate uncertainty

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Household debt climbs higher: StatsCan

Mortgage borrowing accelerates, while other sources of debt growth slow

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New one-month T-bill launches in May

New instrument aims to fill a void created as CDOR is retired

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Yellen says Iran’s actions could cause global economic spillovers

Treasury secretary tells meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank of the importance of using economic tools to counter malignant activity

U.K. compass points to inflation

U.K. inflation falls to lowest level since late 2021

Easing prices, including for food, pave the way for a welcome cut in interest rates soon

  • By: Pan Pylas
  • April 17, 2024 April 17, 2024
  • 14:42
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Investors flock to foreign bonds: StatsCan

Foreign investors dump Canadian government debt

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Employment, labour participation at record highs

Labour market metrics remained elevated in fourth quarter, OECD says

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Fed’s Powell: Elevated inflation will likely delay rate cuts this year

U.S. consumer inflation was most recently reported at 3.5%

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China’s GDP delivers upside surprise for Q1

Risks remain to the downside for economy, Desjardins says

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Corporate credit quality weakening: Fitch

Downgrades outnumber upgrades, led by weakness in corporate junk

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Housing starts down 7% in March: CMHC

Despite month-over-month decline in March, housing starts trending 'at a solid pace': economist

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IMF: Outlook for world economy is brighter

Global expansion being powered by unexpectedly strong growth in the U.S.

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Annual inflation rate increased to 2.9% in March

Gasoline prices rose 4.5% compared with a year earlier

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Feds propose loan program for secondary suites

Homeowners could soon access up to $40,000 in low-interest loans

  • By: IE Staff
  • April 15, 2024 April 15, 2024
  • 15:22
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U.S. inflation surprise clouds rate cut picture

Unlikely that Fed will see enough support for a June cut, Moody's says