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Canaccord joins S&P/TSX Composite index

The addition comes as the firm seeks a tie-up with RF Capital

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Canada retains AAA rating from DBRS

Government still has capacity to support recovery and outlook is stable

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Canada’s high-yield firms bested U.S. counterparts in pandemic: Moody’s

Speculative-grade issuance is seen rising in 2021 amid investor appetite for yield

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Retail sales fell for a second consecutive month

Sales dropped 1.1% to $52.5 billion, said Statistics Canada

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Canadian equities managers underperformed in a volatile year

In 2020, equities funds trailed the S&P/TSX by almost 5%

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 18, 2021 March 18, 2021
  • 15:28
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TD economists bump up GDP forecasts

Vaccines, fiscal stimulus and a stronger start to 2021 underpin a rosier outlook

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Ottawa should review employment insurance as economy recovers: IMF

Canada's pandemic response was "timely, decisive and well-co-ordinated," said the global lender

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Pandemic’s economic victims also face mental health challenges

StatsCan reports much higher rates of depression, anxiety among those financially stressed by Covid-19

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Covid-19 cuts population growth to World War I levels: StatsCan

Rising death numbers and sharply reduced immigration slowed growth

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New York heads latest financial centre rankings

Vancouver climbs 13 spots to 11th place in global index

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Global GDP forecast gets big boost from U.S. stimulus: Fitch

U.S. fiscal stimulus, vaccine rollouts and stronger momentum has brightened the rating agency's outlook

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U.S. class action settlements stayed on track in 2020: report

Whether pandemic-related cases will impact settlement trends remains to be seen

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Inflation up slightly in February to 1.1%

The monthly result was the largest percentage gain since February 2020

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Provincial bonds get record attention from foreign investors: StatsCan

Foreign investors added a record $10.3 billion in provincial government bonds in January

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Missing out on debt deferrals cost Canadians billions

Research finds many didn't know about or didn't want to bother signing up for debt relief

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Research finds retirees curb spending to preserve assets

Retirement spending needs are complex and shifting, research finds

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February U.S. retail sales fall 3% after soaring the month before

Credit and debit card spending fell sharply after the storm in Texas

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New challenge for the Powell Fed: A strengthening economy

A robust recovery later this year could accelerate inflation and send long-term rates surging

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Debt, retirement woes weigh on small businesses

The pandemic's challenges have implications for financial planning

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CREA expects record home sales this year as market remains strong

The national average home price in February was a record $678,091

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Moody’s sees a quieter year for credit ratings

Despite slow economic recovery, credit conditions are stable, the agency says

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Pandemic motivates young Canadians to focus on finances

Millennials and gen Z are now more concerned about saving than older generations, according to a Sun Life survey

  • By: IE Staff
  • March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021
  • 11:42
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Spending on services will help stimulate rebound, economists say

The economy added 259,000 jobs in February

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Canadian households added record mortgage debt in Q4

Hot real estate markets in many regions helped propel house prices higher

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Green bonds to bounce back in 2021: Moody’s

Greater awareness of ESG risks will spur growth, according to a report