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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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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Signs of reacceleration in Canadian inflation in August

Signs of reacceleration in Canadian inflation in August

September 20, 2023 |Claire Fan and Abbey Xu
Higher prices at the pump pushed Canadian headline inflation rate up. Food costs are still high but growing at a slower pace. Mortgage interest costs continue to drive a disproportionate share of headline price growth. But the Bank of Canada’s preferred...
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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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