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Companies have modest hiring plans, low wage-growth expectations, Bank of Canada says

Workforce numbers and wages are expected to remain lower The Bank of Canada says companies are hedging hiring plans and wage growth expectations in the…

Coronavirus could help “push world to the brink”

Analysts weigh in on the potential economic impact of the viral outbreak Could the coronavirus cause a global recession? That question is worth examining, considering…

Key household debt ratio held steady in Q1

Statistics Canada reports key household debt ratio held steady in Q1 Debt and income grew at similar rates Statistics Canada says the amount Canadians owe…

April jobs report surprises with biggest one-month gain since 1976

Unemployment rate drops to 5.7% last month Canada’s labour market delivered a surprise Friday with its biggest one-month employment gain since the government started collecting…

Out of chaos, a strategy

With trade deals revised, the U.S. looks determined to remake the world’s trading system to isolate China Strategy is not something we associate with Donald Trump….

Budget 2019 could mean more tax payable for fundholders

Department of Finance expects to gain $350 million by 2024 from proposals Mutual funds and ETFs will no longer be able to use a methodology to…

Canada added 13K Jobs in March: ADP

The professional services sector gained jobs, while the finance/real estate sector lost jobs A new report from payroll processor ADP Canada says the country added…

A Quick Glance at Unemployment Rates For March

A breakdown in unemployment by city and province The national unemployment rate was 5.8% in March. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average…

C.D. Howe Offers Four Reasons To Worry

Despite recent stock rebound, long-term problems persist “The American economy is adrift, like a huge sailing ship,” C.D Howe Institute senior fellow Glen Hodgson wrote…