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The Quick Take

Insights on the latest issues in the Canadian economy.

Bank of Canada Holds Rates for Now

September 5, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Good Employment Growth Hides Weak Details

August 10, 2018 | Cory Renner

Retail Sales Rebound and Inflation Moves Higher

July 20, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Bank of Canada Hikes Rates

July 11, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Exports Stall, Imports Rise in May

July 6, 2018 | Doris Chu

Retail Sales Fall and Inflation Moderates

June 22, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Gasoline Prices Drive Inflation Higher

May 18, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Gasoline Prices Drive Inflation Higher

April 20, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Bank of Canada Holds Rates Steady as Caution Prevails

April 18, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Canada’s GDP Contracts in January

March 29, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

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Alberta Reveals its Six-Year Plan to Balance

March 26, 2018 | Daniel Fields

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Inflation Jumps 0.5 Percentage Points in February

March 23, 2018 | Alicia Macdonald

Data

GDP (%)
June 2018, CANSIM
0.0

Projected GDP Growth (%)
Q2 2018, CBoC
0.5

Employment, Canada
August 2018, CANSIM
52,000

Projected Employment Growth
Q2 2018, CBoC
26,200

Merchandise Exports (%)
July 2018, CANSIM
0.8

Overnight Rate
September 2018, BoC
1.5

CPI (%, YoY)
July 2018, CANSIM
3.0

Building Permits (%, YoY)
July 2018, CANSIM
0.1

Retail Sales (%)
June 2018, CANSIM
0.2

Consumer Confidence
August 2018, CBoC
1.6

Business Confidence
Q2 2018, CBoC
0.2

Leading Index
September 2018, CBoC
0.1

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