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TD cuts forecast for Canada, global GDP

Virus variants and supply shortages weigh on short-term outlook

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ECB climate report: Early action is better

A stress test focused on banks and the risk that climate change might increase credit defaults

  • By: David McHugh
  • September 22, 2021 September 22, 2021
  • 11:04
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Despite 2019 election redux, political landscape has changed

Column: Justin Trudeau is this election’s only actual winner

Sustainable funds release more data, details as investors seek transparency

There's been growing calls for more disclosure to help investors make decisions

  • By: Ian Bickis
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 15:59
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OECD urges rich nations to share vaccines to even up growth

The organization modestly downgraded its growth forecast for this year

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Plans for disruptive digital currencies proliferating among central banks

CBDCs risk cutting banks out of their traditional middleman role

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Status-quo election won’t change outlook for bonds, monetary policy: reports

The risk of tax increases may be higher in this government than the previous one

  • By: Mark Burgess
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
  • 13:02
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Labour shortage surged in Q2: StatsCan

Job vacancies, vacancy rate at record levels last quarter

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Amid strong markets, mutual fund assets top $2 trillion

Fund sales rise in August while ETF sales surge, IFIC says

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Fed likely to signal a coming pullback in economic support

This week’s policy meeting could lay the groundwork for an announcement

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Low loan provisions fuel Canadian bank earnings: Fitch

Untapped loan-loss provisions provide support alongside stable revenues

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Banks, insurers face toughest climate challenge

The transition to a low-carbon economy poses a competitive threat and opportunity, Moody's says

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Biden faces limits of $1.9-trillion Covid-19 aid as some states resist

White House officials harbour frustrations over the slow pace of distributing money for some of its programs

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Canadian investors pared back foreign holdings: StatsCan

Meanwhile, foreign investors continued adding Canadian securities in July

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Insurers, regulators must prepare for possible future pandemics

Insurers and regulators alike should review existing capital rules, along with other risk measures

Fitch downgrades GDP forecasts amid supply woes

Shortages crimp global growth, cloud Canada's outlook

Financial protection for the future, nest egg, retirement savings

More than half of pension assets in foreign holdings: StatsCan

Agency unveils results of revamped pension survey for Q1

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Fitch slashes default forecast for U.S. high yield

The pandemic has produced much less credit stress than the 2008 financial crisis

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Economic growth across G20 slowed in second quarter, OECD says

Large differences were observed between countries

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Inflation rate rises to 4.1% in August, highest since 2003

Supply-chain disruptions helped drive the price growth

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CREA lowers home sales forecast, but nudges average price higher

Tight supply is driving the increase in housing costs

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Banks face growing digital threat: Moody’s

Fintech, big tech and crypto may diminish traditional bank role

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U.S. consumer prices rise 0.3% in August, lowest in 7 months

The lower-than-expected reading should ensure the Fed leaves its interest rate unchanged at next week's meeting

Financials crack TSX top 30

The exchange's top performers were miners and small caps

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Life insurance payouts related to Covid-19 totalled $154M in 2020

A similar amount was paid in disability benefits to support recovering workers