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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Bank of Canada warns low inflation to persist into 2016

BARRIE MCKENNA–  OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail The Bank of Canada is warning that unusually low inflation pressures will persist into 2016 – a new forecast that could further delay future interest rate hikes and send the Canadian dollar lower. The currency plunged after the announcement, sinking to 90.3 cents U.S. by late morning. The central […]

Mark Carney repeats that the Bank of Canada may have to raise rates

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney has said again that the bank may have to raise interest rates to keep inflation in check as Canada’s economic recovery advances. “Given the smaller output gap, given the slightly firmer underlying inflation, the possibility of withdrawal of some degree of the considerable monetary stimulus that is […]

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

The Bank of Canada announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. In its decision, the Bank showed caution in the face of an improving Canadian economy. “The recovery in Canada is proceeding slightly faster than expected, and there is more evidence of the anticipated rebalancing of demand,” […]

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