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The federal government should consider whether to adopt incremental changes or to embrace more radical options

The online course will be made available to financial regulators worldwide later this year

Canada named along with Australia, Brazil, China and Korea as countries where the debt-service ratio has risen to high levels

RBC predicts healthier growth for Canada this year

However the IMF trimmed its projection for 2017 to 1.9% growth compared with an earlier forecast of 2%

Further measures to mitigate speculative and investment activity should be considered

Distributed ledger technology can lower costs also shorten the time required to settle securities transactions

But growth is expected to accelerate slightly in 2017 as countries that are currently in economic distress see conditions improve

Lower commodity prices and overall weak economic growth place emerging markets at risk

Lower commodity prices weigh on economy

Bank exposure to the energy sector could offset the positive influence of lower prices on economic growth