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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Crafting your perfect retirement

Crafting your perfect retirement

October 17, 2023 |Emma Crystal, RBC Wealth Management

Finding the “artist” in you can bring joy and health benefits during your golden years. Here’s why it’s important and how it can help.

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How to Protect Your Family from Cyber Scams

October 16, 2023 |Diane Amato
Fraudsters are not picky — they will target any individual of any age if they feel they can steal financial and/or personal information from them. From your elderly relatives to your younger children, these tips can help you protect all family members...
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A U.S. government shutdown looms large, and it may not end quickly

October 13, 2023 |Atul Bhatia, CFA

It’s back to basics for the U.S. House of Representatives. Averting a shutdown may be hard and we highlight the ripple effects to financial markets.

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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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Will higher oil prices hinder central banks’ inflation progress?

October 05, 2023 |Frédérique Carrier

We explore the reasons for the price surge and how to position portfolios.

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De-dollarization: The dollar in doubt?

October 04, 2023 |Alan Robinson

As the world realigns under deglobalization, we examine the challenges to dollar dominance and whether the greenback is facing any true currency rivals.

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Has the era of zero and negative interest rates ended?

October 03, 2023 |Thomas Garretson, CFA

As global interest rates reach levels not seen in more than a decade, we explore what may be in store for the future of monetary policy.

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