6/10/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada is cautiously optimistic about the country's economic recovery as vaccines continue to roll out and spending rebounds.

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  6/9/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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Bank of Canada will hold current level of policy rate until inflation objective is sustainably achieved, continues quantitative easing

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  5/21/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada says its concerns are mounting that households are piling on too much debt and posing what the central bank says is a key vulnerability to the economy.

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  5/19/2021 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada may have to adjust its view of its long-term neutral policy rate once a torrent of pent-up household savings is unleashed once pandemic restrictions are ... More

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  5/12/2021 | Posted in Home Buyers by Russell Pearsall
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Canadians are so alarmed by the red-hot housing market that many say they’d like to see the central bank raise the cost of borrowing to dampen demand for real estate and ... More

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  4/22/2021 | Posted in Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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Bank of Canada announced that it will hold its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25%, and that it will be adjusting its weekly net purchases of ... More

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  4/21/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada announced that it will pare back asset purchases by one-quarter and indicated that it’s moving up its expected timeline for interest-rate hikes, citing ... More

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  4/14/2021 | Posted in Commercial Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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The central bank’s latest quarterly survey found that executives have become more optimistic when it comes to their sales and investment projections in the coming year, ... More

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  3/31/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada is seeing “worrying” signs that some Canadians are taking on too much debt to buy into the nation’s hot housing market.

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  3/30/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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BMO Economics isn’t ruling out the possibility of a policy response to cool rapidly overheating Canadian real estate markets.

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  3/11/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada delivered welcome news for variable-rate mortgage holders today when it stood by its expectation of no rate hikes until early 2023.

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  3/10/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada left interest rates and its asset purchase program unchanged, in a decision that may dampen speculation of an imminent paring back of its stimulus ... More

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  2/24/2021 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Canada's top central banker said Tuesday that the economy would continue to need monetary stimulus, likely until 2023, even though there are already signs it could be ... More

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  1/20/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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In its latest policy announcement today, the Bank of Canada held its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of 0.25%, with the bank rate at 0.5% percent and ... More

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  1/13/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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Money markets see an increased chance of the Bank of Canada cutting interest rates closer to zero, as tightening economic restrictions to contain a second wave of COVID-19 ... More

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  1/7/2021 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada will likely leave the overnight lending rate unchanged for the whole of 2021, according to a recent forecast.

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  12/9/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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In today’s policy announcement, the Bank of Canada stood by its pledge to hold its key overnight interest rate at 0.25%.

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  11/25/2020 | Posted in Canadian Housing Market by Russell Pearsall
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Almost all households with expired debt referrals have resumed payments

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  11/24/2020 | Posted in Mortgages and Real Estate by Russell Pearsall
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Mortgage interest costs continued to trend downward in October, according to recent figures from Statistics Canada.

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  10/28/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada held the rate steady at 0.25 per cent and said the country’s economy won’t fully absorb slack in the economy before 2023, suggesting it will ... More

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  10/13/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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However, the central bank's policies might leave the Canadian financial system more vulnerable in the long run.

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  9/9/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada reiterated its pledge to keep interest rates at historic lows for years to come, but dialed back its willingness to take even more aggressive action and said ... More

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  7/15/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent.

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  6/23/2020 | Posted in Mortgage Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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Low interest rates will be the norm for the foreseeable future, Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem said earlier this week.

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  6/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate steady at 0.25 per cent on Wednesday and said it thinks the economic impact of COVID-19 on the world's economy ... More

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  4/30/2020 | Posted in Anouncements by Russell Pearsall
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Tiff Macklem, a former second-in-command at the Bank of Canada, is returning to the central bank to take over the top job at a moment that he says cries out for bold, ... More

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  4/15/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada on Wednesday said the coronavirus outbreak was set to trigger the biggest ever near-term Canadian downturn but suspended its regular economic forecasts, ... More

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  3/27/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada is cutting its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement.

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  3/17/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Big Six banks are slashing their prime lending rates 50 basis points to 2.95 per cent from 3.45 per cent in response to the plunge in the benchmark Bank of Canada interest ... More

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  3/13/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Interest Rates by Russell Pearsall
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The Bank of Canada cut its trend-setting interest rate by half a percentage point to 0.75 per cent from 1.25 per cent in a surprise move on Friday aimed at softening the ... More

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