3/27/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada is cutting its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement.

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  3/17/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Big Six banks are slashing their prime lending rates 50 basis points to 2.95 per cent from 3.45 per cent in response to the plunge in the benchmark Bank of Canada interest ... More

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  3/13/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada cut its trend-setting interest rate by half a percentage point to 0.75 per cent from 1.25 per cent in a surprise move on Friday aimed at softening the ... More

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  3/6/2020 | Posted in Toronto Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Toronto House Prices Jump By $130,000 In A Year As Industry Calls For 'Shovels In The Ground'. And now the Bank of Canada is putting "kerosene on the fire" ... More

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  3/4/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada today lowered its target for the overnight rate by 50 basis points to 1 ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 ½ percent and the deposit ... More

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  3/2/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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Just a few days before the Bank of Canada’s March 4 meeting, the Monetary Policy Council of the C.D. Howe Institute called on the institution to lower its benchmark ... More

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  1/22/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady but expressed heightened concern about a slowing economy.

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  1/8/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Royal Bank of Canada chief executive Dave McKay told a banking conference on Tuesday that the mortgage stress test has “generally been good ... More

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  12/5/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada kept its key interest rate on hold as expected at 1.75 per cent where it has been for more than a year as it said Wednesday that ongoing trade conflicts and ... More

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  10/30/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced today that it would keep the overnight rate at 1.75%.

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  9/4/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada resisted pressure from investors by declining to signal it will soon follow global peers in easing monetary policy.

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  8/20/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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A slowing economy and growing trade tensions suggest a cut will happen more quickly than currently accounted for, Macquarie economist says.

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  8/2/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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Here’s a look at how lower rates south of the border could ripple through our country, according to five experts.

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  7/21/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada's rate used by mortgage stress tests to determine whether would-be homeowners can qualify has dropped for the first time in three years.

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  7/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada is keeping its trend-setting interest rate steady at 1.75 per cent in a decision widely expected by economists.

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  7/3/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada will start cutting its key lending rate in October as annual economic growth slows to one per cent in 2020, according to Capital Economics.

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  6/20/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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Canadian inflation quickened in May on increases across all eight major components, giving the Bank of Canada plenty of scope to hold ... More

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  5/29/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate.

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  5/27/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada will make its May interest rate decision Wednesday but it’s unlikely there will be a change according to a panel of experts.

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  5/21/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said he sees the slowdown in Canada’s economy as temporary and that interest rates will likely go up – he just doesn’t ... More

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  5/9/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz suggested that lenders should encourage mortgage products with longer terms as a means of distributing risk more evenly and insulating the ... More

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  4/29/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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Canadians now owe an average of $1.79 for every dollar of disposable income.

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  4/3/2019 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada is likely to stand pat on interest rates for the remainder of this year and well into 2020, according to the chief economist of BMO Financial Group.

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  3/15/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada will likely hold off raising interest rates through all of 2020, and could even cut rates later this year, according to TD Securities’ senior rates ... More

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  3/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Paul Solomons
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Residential investment is falling, and that's a clear sign of hard times in Canada's economy, the Bank of Montreal says.

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  3/6/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada (BoC) is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 1.75 per cent on Wednesday, citing concerns about the global economy and Canada’s own recent ... More

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  2/28/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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Capital Economics predicts that The Bank of Canada will cut its key lending rate in December as a weakening housing market and oil sector headwinds drag GDP growth back below ... More

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  2/25/2019 | Posted in Interest Rates by Paul Solomons
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The Bank of Canada began raising its key overnight lending rate in July 2017 and it’s now at the highest level in a decade. Accustomed to historically low and even ... More

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