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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The BoC’s Coté On Risk & Household Debt

The BoC’s Coté On Risk & Household Debt Since the credit crisis, theBank of Canada has stepped up efforts to quantify the risk lurking in our financial system. Deputy Bank GovernorAgathe Côté spoke about this Tuesday. She explained how the BoC models risks and provided the following factoids on Canadians’ debt exposure. She said: “…While record-low interest rates in […]

Simulating Economic Hazards

Rising indebtedness has elevated concerns about the ability of borrowers to cope with economic stress. The Bank of Canada (BoC) weighed in on this topic last week. In its semi-annual Financial System Review, the BoC performed a variety of simulations to estimate how job losses and rate hikes might prevent some people from paying their mortgage. Here are some […]

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