interest rates

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Bank of Canada rate hike may be too little too late

Ramping up interest rates at this juncture places more of the burden of fighting inflation on consumers.


10:58AM
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Canada faces perfect inflation storm

The move by governments worldwide to substantially reduce the use of carbon fuels will likely produce even slower productivity growth.


9:37AM
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Bank of Canada could muddy price signals with aggressive monetary policy

If the inflation rate remains relatively stable over time, suppliers should know when higher prices signal increased scarcity.


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Governments and central bankers may have paved way for severe pain in near future
Governments around the world—including Canada—have injected an enormous amount of liquidity into the financial system.

9:11AM
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Trudeau government can’t bank on low interest rates forever

A one percentage point increase in the effective interest rate would increase Ottawa's annual debt interest costs by $13.8 billion.


11:55AM
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Governments betting on low interest rates may experience rude awakening

The Trudeau government will run a record budget deficit approaching $400 billion.


4:43PM
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Trudeau government eyeing massive new social programs

The federal budget deficit in 2020-21 is an esitmated $343.2 billion.