How the U.S. stimulus package blunts the coronavirus shock

Mar 26, 2020 |Kelly Bogdanova

Washington is doing whatever it takes and then some. We look at who gets what from the massive relief, and consider the impact for the economy.

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US jobless claims off the charts

Mar 26, 2020 |Robert Hogue

Today's initial claims figure was at the upper end of the wide range of market expectations.

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Ontario takes out big guns to fight COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020 |Robert Hogue

The Ontario government yesterday was the latest to unveil a hefty $17 billion action plan (1.9% of GDP) to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reflection of reality

Mar 24, 2020 |Global Portfolio Advisory Committee
The serious human toll and adverse economic and financial market consequences of COVID-19 continue to mount as the virus spreads further throughout North America and penetrates deeper in Europe. As a result, the global equity selloff has persisted with...
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Canada’s economy enters uncharted waters

Mar 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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Central bank policies are in a race with the coronavirus

Mar 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

Mar 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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Market update: Going to extremes

Mar 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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Vise of volatility tightens

Mar 10, 2020 |Global Portfolio Advisory Committee

As if the further spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) wasn’t enough for equity and fixed income markets to contend with, the collapse in crude oil prices has exacerbated volatility and heightened economic uncertainties.

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SheEO embraces radical generosity for female entrepreneurs

Mar 09, 2020 |RBC Wealth Management

SheEO is a Toronto-based non-profit with a crowdfunding-style business model that provides backing to female entrepreneurs.

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