Canada’s economy enters uncharted waters

March 24, 2020 |RBC Economics
Canada's economy faces hit from COVID-19 and oil price plunge In early March we released a forecast that looked for Canada’s economy to suffer a short, sharp decline in activity. The spread of COVID-19, the imposition of social-distancing measures and...
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COVID-19’s threat to Canada’s vulnerable workers

March 23, 2020 |Andrew Agopsowicz

Measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, while essential to protect the population, have temporarily wiped out demand for services, taking an immediate heavy toll on Canadian labour markets.

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Central bank policies are in a race with the coronavirus

March 20, 2020 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

The Fed and global central banks are moving fast to keep the financial system running as economic activity risks slowing to a walk.

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Fiscal stimulus joins the fight against the coronavirus

March 19, 2020 |Frédérique Carrier

We look at governments’ “antiviral injections” of cash, which are critical to buttress economies against the economic threats posed by the pathogen.

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Six key considerations for new entrepreneurs

March 19, 2020 |Investment, tax and lifestyle perspectives from RBC Wealth Management Services

From assessing competitiveness to reducing risk, giving thought to specific planning aspects can help set the stage for success.

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Bank of Canada Commits to Do What’s Necessary to Keep System Running

Bank of Canada commits to do what’s necessary to keep system running

March 18, 2020 |Dawn Desjardins

The Bank of Canada Governor did not make any new policy announcements today but ran through the long list of policies put in place to support the financial system and ensure that credit is available to households and businesses.

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Phase One COVID-19 Stimulus Mostly Helps Households

Phase one COVID-19 stimulus mostly helps households

March 18, 2020 |Colin Guldimann

Canada's federal government announced a stimulus package of $27 billion (1.2% of GDP) in direct spending, and $55 billion (2.4%) in tax deferrals for individuals and businesses.

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Shedding light on responsible investment strategies

March 18, 2020 |Investment, tax and lifestyle perspectives from RBC Wealth Management Services

Find out how responsible investment has been gaining ground and what it means to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process.

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Market update: Going to extremes

March 17, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova, Patrick McAllister, CFA and Mikhial Pasic, CFA

As more of North America and Europe shuts down in order to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19, a recession in both regions looks more likely.

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A guide to family meetings: Five tips to consider

March 17, 2020 |Investment, tax and lifestyle perspectives from RBC Wealth Management Services

Consider these strategies to help make family meetings an effective tool in wealth transfer planning.

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