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Amid Q2 surprises, world economy following forecast: Fitch

With China shining but Europe stumbling, global economic forecast seems on target

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Bond funds vulnerable to second wave: Bank of Canada

Funds navigated initial market stress fairly well, but are left exposed to future turmoil, research finds

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GTA home sales jumped in July

Average home prices are also up 16.9% from a year ago, at $943,710

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Corporate boards significantly lack Black and racialized Canadians: study

Getting data on other marginalized groups is difficult

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Smart beta managers to add more ESG analysis

EMEA asset owners lead the way, but North American investors are catching up, report finds

  • By: Katie Keir
  • August 6, 2020 August 6, 2020
  • 10:40
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Insolvencies remain low in June

Year-over-year insolvencies have dropped sharply

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Fixed income ETFs dominate flows in July

ETFs had their second strongest month of the year

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 5, 2020 August 5, 2020
  • 11:19
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Spending trends positive, but risks remain: TD

Short-term trends appear rosy, but end of CERB looms

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Coming weeks critical for economic recovery: BMO

Path of the pandemic key to economy in Canada, U.S.

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Canadian plan sponsors see positive results in Q2

Most asset classes had positive returns, but trailed market indexes

  • By: IE Staff
  • August 4, 2020 August 4, 2020
  • 11:51
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Almost 60% of Canadian ESG funds outperformed in Q2

In the same quarter, global ESG fund assets hit US$1 trillion, with positive Canadian flows, finds Morningstar

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Small biz feeling a little more optimistic

CFIB sentiment survey saw an uptick in confidence in July

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U.S. consumer spending rose 5.6% in June

Americans who have applied for unemployment has topped 1 million for 19 straight weeks

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Economy grew 4.5% in May, finds StatsCan

The increase in GDP beat economists' expectations

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Easing of Covid-19 restrictions not yet reflected in May payroll: StatsCan

Labour Force Survey employment increased by 1.8% in May

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2020 July 30, 2020
  • 13:55
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Low rates affecting insurers’ products, portfolios: DBRS

The rating agency outlines the ongoing interest-rate challenge for the insurance industry

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 30, 2020 July 30, 2020
  • 13:24
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U.S. economy shrank at record-breaking 33% rate last quarter

The decline in GDP in Q2 marked the sharpest such drop on record

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Fed outlook dim as virus squeezes economy

Since the Fed's previous meeting in June, the pandemic's threat to the economy has appeared to worsen

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Outlook looks stormy for rest of 2020

Waning fiscal measures and battered consumer confidence could lead to economic stall-out as early as August

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Rough times ahead for air travel, oilsands

Air travel expected to take an additional year to recover, but 10-year oilsands forecast relatively unaffected by pandemic

Contributing to post-secondary tuition builds confidence: poll

Youth unemployment could have long-term consequences: StatsCan

This year's graduating class could experience significant earnings losses

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Some provinces saw sluggish business investment in recent years: study

Attracting greater investment will be key to post-pandemic economic recovery

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 28, 2020 July 28, 2020
  • 13:27
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Pandemic leaves advisors worried about client retention: survey

Digital marketing tools may be the answer

  • By: IE Staff
  • July 28, 2020 July 28, 2020
  • 12:37
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Gold’s lustre grows as investors hedge in uncertain times

The pandemic, low interest rates and U.S.-China trade tensions are all contributing to gold's rise

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U.S. consumer confidence dropped in July

Reading fell from June but remains above the April low