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Foreign investors acquired $28.4 billion of Canadian securities in January, following a significant divestment in December. Meanwhile, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities...
Canada Feb net change in employment: +55.9K vs +1.2Ke Unemployment rate: +5.8% vs. +5.8%e Full time employment change: +67.4K vs +0.8Ke Part time employment change: -11.6K vs -5.7Ke Participation...
The European Central Bank surprised everyone by announcing a new series of refinancing operations and delaying when it expects to raise interest rates. European policy-makers now say interest rates...
Global stocks have started the week on the front foot on signs of progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations. News of trade progress is also boosting oil prices, which snapped a two-week winning streak...
Prices for products sold by Canadian manufacturers, as measured by the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI), declined 0.3% in January, driven primarily by lower prices for energy and petroleum...
Rising geopolitical tensions dominates trading this morning, sending global equities and futures lower as India clashes with Pakistan. Note: Tensions escalated after Pakistan shot down an Indian...
Oil has fallen by more than 2% so far today, reversing earlier gains after U.S. President Donald Trump told OPEC producers to “relax” as prices were too high. Brent crude oil futures are...
Retail sales edged down 0.1% to $50.4 billion in December. Lower sales at gasoline stations (-3.6%) were partly offset by higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers (+1.0%). Excluding gasoline...
The March 1 deadline is “not a magical date News on the trade front and the Federal Reserve minutes, due this afternoon (2 p.m. ET), will help decide whether equities can extend their 2019...
Asian equities reached a four-month high overnight, supported by optimism that the world’s two largest economies would be capable of reaching a deal to resolve their nearly year-long trade...