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Falling interest rates—an often-overlooked contributor to rising home prices

From 2000 to 2014, the maximum mortgage for the average family grew by 126 per cent.

Inflation ‘improves’ by going up?

In countries whose currencies have risen against the U.S. dollar, there’s “flow-through deflation” as imports get cheaper.

Don't overlook how government policies hinder economic growth

The Liberal government remains committed to a misguided fiscal policy approach that spends borrowed money in the hopes of increasing prosperity.

Artificially lowered interest rates major cause of increased housing prices

The Bank of Canada and other central banks around the world have artificially lowered interest rates, making investment and risk-taking much cheaper.

Two per cent inflation remains the right target in Canada

A higher target rate will raise uncertainty about future inflation and be costly for the economy.

Interest rates are low because of demographics; an aging population of savers creates a borrower's market

The Bank of Canada apparently surprised the chattering classes and everybody else this week by dropping its benchmark interest rate.
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