The Global Investment Outlook: Summer 2018

RBC Summary: 2018 Federal Budget


RBC Macroeconomic and Financial Outlook

March 2018: The Global Economy Hits a Sweet Spot

December 2017: After a highly unusual 2017, what's in store for 2018?

September 2017: World economy on firm glide path; Canada doing its part

June 2017: Living with uncertainty

March 2017: Can growth trump uncertainty in 2017?

December 2016: After the fireworks: Higher rates in the U.S. and moderate global growth

RBC Provincial Economic Outlook

March 2018: The Laurentian and Rocky Mountain Consensus

December 2017: All provincial economies back on the growth wagon in 2018

September 2017: Alberta back in the saddle

June 2017: Western region holds the card for stronger growth in Canada

March 2017: More provinces to participate in the expansion in 2017

December 2016: Both opportunities and risks for provincial economies in 2017

Current Analysis

May 2018: Lost in Transportation: Putting the discount on Canadian heavy oil in context

March 2018: International Women's Day and Canadian Women: Mind the Gap(s)

February 2018: Yes, Canadian Labour Markets Are Tight

December 2017: Five ways that 2017 left its mark

May 2017: Canada gets a tourism boost

RBC Housing Affordability

March 2018: At last, some affordability relief for Ontario home-buyers

December 2017: Same old, same old: housing affordability deteriorated across Canada in the third quarter of 2017

September 2017: Housing affordability strains intensified in Canada in the second quarter of 2017

June 2017: Spike in Toronto home prices squeezed housing affordability in Canada in the first quarter of 2017

March 2017: Housing affordability worsened in Toronto, eased in Vancouver at the end of 2016

December 2016: No housing affordability relief in Canada in Q3/16

RBC Purchasing Managers’ Index

June 2016: RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI™ Report

Historical Overview

Regional Highlights

U.S. Consumer Outlook Index

Survey Results

All Indices of the RBC Consumer Outlook Survey

Other RBC Research

Econoscope May 2018

Humans Wanted: How Canadian youth can thrive in the age of disruption

RBC 2018 Financial Independence in Retirement Poll: Disconnects between financial priorities and actions


Investment, tax and lifestyle perspectives

Written by the experts at RBC Wealth Management, Perspectives magazine highlights topical issues relevant to high-net-worth investors and addresses their wealth management concerns – from insights on tax strategies to family and lifestyle interests.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2018 

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