Belt and Road: Ten years and counting

October 26, 2023 |Jasmine Duan

As China aims to strengthen development and trade ties with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partners, we take closer look at the BRI and illustrate how the country hopes to gain influence on the world stage.

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Bank of Canada extends pause on rate hikes, expects slower growth

October 25, 2023 |Claire Fan, Economist, Royal Bank of Canada
In line with our and market’s expectations, the Bank of Canada (BoC) opted to hold the overnight rate steady at 5% at today’s meeting, extending a pause after also foregoing a hike in September. The central bank (also as expected) maintained a clear hiking...
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The opening acts of recession

October 20, 2023 |Sean Killin

We examine three unique trends that have historically coincided with the onset of recession and provide constructive context for investors.

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More sellers, fewer buyers take pressure off housing prices in Canada

October 05, 2023 |Robert Hogue
The most striking trend that emerged in recent months has been the return of sellers to the housing market. September was a case in point where new listings increased sequentially in all major markets (for which early reports from local real estate boards...
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