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Private economists expect the next interest rate hike to occur at the September meeting

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Rising interest rates will boost debt payments for highly indebted households, which make up 12% of all Canadian households

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Half of respondents in debt said they are stressed about their level of indebtedness

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The ECB left its key rates and monetary stimulus settings unchanged at a meeting Thursday

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The increase will raise the cost of borrowing for clients with variable rate mortgages and lines of credit

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Central bank predicts economic resilience despite trade risks

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Hiking the rate now would give the central bank more flexibility to lower it down the road if trade developments worsen

  • July 9, 2018 July 9, 2018
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Low interest rates and a sudden snapback could impact the health of banks, insurers and pension funds, and threaten financial stability

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Unexpectedly weak data on inflation, retail sales cloud central bank’s next step

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The U.S. central bank now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had previously forecast