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The Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rates by 25 Basis Points, Possibly for the Final Time

Canadian Economics    January 25, 2033

No reason for interest rates to rise further, given the outlook on inflation and economic growth. Today’s 25 basis point increase makes it the eighth consecutive time the Bank of Canada has raised the policy rate over the past year. On the one hand, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has declined from its peak of 8.1 per cent in June 2022 to 6.3 per cent (y/y) last month..

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Sasan Fouladirad

Inflation Eased in December—But the Path Back to 2 Per Cent Will Be Long

Canadian Economics    January 17, 2023

The final inflation report of 2022 has landed—and year-over-year price growth remains aloft. Last year, consumer prices in Canada rose by 6.8 per cent—the highest rate of price growth in Canada since 1982. In December, high rent and rising mortgage interest costs kept shelter price growth elevated.

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Kiefer Van Mulligen

Trade Balance Slips Lower

Canadian Economics    January 5, 2023

According to the Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI), pressures in the supply chain decreased in November. This compounds the easing observed over the past four months showing positive results for the future of trade. Furthermore, freight rates fell 21 per cent in November, its lowest level since December 2020, as demand continued to slow and congestion levels decreased.

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Momanyi Mokaya

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