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U.S. economy grew at weak 1.1% rate in Q1

Slowdown reflects impact of Federal Reserve's aggressive drive to tame inflation

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Bank of Canada considered raising interest rates at its last meeting

Held off on a hike, but a cut in policy rate later this year ‘doesn't look like the most likely scenario’

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Evaluating climate scenarios a challenge for investors: report

Results can be hard to comprehend and compare, new report says

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EU commission proposes overhaul of monetary guidelines

EU member countries must thrash out the details of new rules, aimed at meeting ongoing monetary challenges

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Canada defies sustainable fund slowdown

Global sales dropped in the first quarter but Canada was an exception, Morningstar reports

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March goes out like a lion for mutual funds

Mutual funds recorded $3.4 billion in net redemptions for March but ETF sales held up, IFIC reported

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U.S. consumer confidence falls for 3rd time in 4 months

Consumer spending has remained strong despite the Federal Reserve raising interest rates nine straight times

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CORRA takes the lead in derivatives

Adoption of the new financial benchmark well underway

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Federal labour dispute to dent, not derail economy

Tax processing, transfers and trade could be impacted by job action, NBF says

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S&P 500 CEO pay growth slows

Pay raises eased last year and were often disconnected from corporate performance

Shareholder unrest adds uncertainty at HSBC, Fitch says

Demand for strategic review hangs over upcoming AGM

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U.S. banks face mounting challenges: Moody’s

The rating agency downgraded 11 U.S. banks and lowered its rating outlooks on nine others

Fintech advances can intensify investor inequality

Research finds that the benefits of innovation aren't shared equally

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Markets, competition pressure fundcos’ AUM: Fitch

Traditional fund managers will be challenged to attract, retain assets

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The Fed’s QT to weigh on deposits, growth

Declining bank liquidity to translate into tougher credit conditions, Fitch says

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Jobless benefit claims rise in February: StatsCan

Monthly increase in EI recipients comes off historic low in January

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Global bank regulation faces shakeup: Fitch

Policymakers to consider reforms in wake of U.S. bank turmoil

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Household debt creeps higher: StatsCan

Mortgage debt rebounds alongside housing market; credit card debt climbs too

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U.K. inflation remains over 10% as food prices rise

Food prices jumped 19.2% in the 12 months through February, according to the Office for National Statistics

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Corporate profits to weaken as growth slows: Fitch

Revenues and earnings are expected to slump alongside GDP

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Canada’s inflation rate falls to 4.3% in March, lowest level since August 2021

The Bank of Canada's preferred measures of core inflation also trended downward

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Private credit is a known unknown financial risk

Lack of data makes it tough to assess stability risks, Moody's warns

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High-yield bond defaults rising: Fitch

The value of bonds at higher risk is swelling, with the default rate expected to rise in 2024

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Investors dump equities, buy bonds: StatsCan

Foreign investors snapped up Canadian corporate bonds in February

Young Canadians faring well, earning more in today’s economy: Desjardins

Report suggests the return on education is rising