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Central bank No. 2’s comments on gender diversity come after Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz spoke in March about strategies to boost female workforce participation

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Project Jasper demonstrates possibility of executing post-trade settlement on a blockchain platform, which could reduce counterparty risk and free up collateral

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The central bank qualifying rate is separate from the actual mortgage rates offered by banks to borrowers, but is used to assess homebuyers who are seeking loans

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Poloz highlights headwinds facing the Canadian economy as another reason for holding the line on rates.

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The central bank is expecting the economy to rebound in the second quarter with 2.5% growth

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The MoU aims to facilitate oversight of Canada’s domestic systemically-important financial institutions

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Such a strategy would need to cover risks in both cash and derivatives products, BoC deputy governor says

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The central bank estimates the economy may be as much as 50% more sensitive to a given rate of interest than it was about a decade ago

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The prospect of tariffs have added to an already murky context for Canada

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The central bank is keeping a close eye on NAFTA renegotiations, competitiveness related to U.S. tax cuts and impacts on the housing market