U.S. inflation picked up in August on surging energy prices

U.S. inflation picked up in August on surging energy prices

September 18, 2023 |Claire Fan and Abbey Xu

RBC Economics provides a monthly analysis of the key indicators on price trends in the United States.

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The Meh-conomy & Matterhorn-sized risks: 12 themes for a fragmented world

January 23, 2023 |John Stackhouse

The skies above Davos were unusually cloudy during the World Economic Forum. The annual winter gathering, on the other hand, had unusual bursts of sun.

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Proof Point: Is Canada becoming a nation of renters?

December 07, 2022 |Robert Hogue and Rachel Battaglia

Burgeoning rentership will put tremendous pressure on our rental stock—already stretched and inadequate in many parts of the country.

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Proof Point: The housing-charged boom in Canadian net wealth is over

October 26, 2022 |Nathan Janzen and Carrie Freestone

The decline in household wealth comes at a time when Canadians are already feeling the squeeze of higher inflation and rising interest rates.

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The price of power: How to cut Canada's net zero electricity bill

September 20, 2022 |Colin Guldimann

Is Canada ready to meet a 50% surge in electricity consumption over the next decade? It's a tall order, even unlikely at our current pace of decision-making.

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Forceful BoC surprises with 100 bp hike

July 14, 2022 |Josh Nye
100 bp hike topped widespread expectations for a 75 bp increase BoC front-loading the path to higher rates amid excess demand, high inflation and rising inflation expectations “Interest rates will need to rise further”; we see 3.25% policy rate by October...
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Immigration Nation: New Canadians are vital to an aging society

June 29, 2022 |Nathan Janzen, Claire Fan and Carrie Freestone

A wave of new Canadians is coming—and just in time.

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Canada's housing markets rebalancing fast

June 09, 2022 |Robert Hogue
The wind is definitely shifting—and becoming a lot chillier—for Canada’s housing market. Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Hamilton were among the areas experiencing significant pullbacks in home resale activity in May. For many of them this represented...
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Bank of Canada hikes interest rates another 50 bps and isn’t done yet

June 01, 2022 |Josh Nye, Senior Economist, RBC Economics

Rate hike is the second in a row from the Bank of Canada.

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Canadian inflation elevated but may be close to peak

May 18, 2022 |Claire Fan

We expect higher interest rates, both in Canada and abroad, will ultimately begin to cool demand and price pressures as the year progresses.

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