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Stephen Poloz on taming the housing market and the dangers of a trade war

The Bank of Canada governor talks to Paul Wells about the state of the economy and how central bankers work in the age of Trump

This is how Canada’s housing correction begins

Canadians are finally getting a taste of what a world with rising interest rates will look like, and one thing is painfully clear: we’re not ready for what happens next

The most important charts to watch in 2019

Our fifth annual bonanza of more than 70 charts to help you make sense of the economy in the year ahead
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Stephen Poloz’s job is about to get harder

How an interest rate gap could bite consumers, housing and the loonie
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For Canada, 2018 brings an ’unbelievable’, ’ridiculously strong’ job market

As Canada’s unemployment rate reaches historic lows, will wage growth finally reawaken inflation?
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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are why you can go on a borrowing binge

Interest rates will likely increase in 2018, but a cautious central bank won’t act boldly—even if the Canadian economy booms
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Higher rates could spell comeback for five-year mortgages

Rates are rising with a flood of mortgage renewals coming up. Does that mean it’s time to lock in?
Bank of Canada Governor Poloz speaks during a news conference in Ottawa

Canada’s economy enters a ’Goldilocks’ phase

Econ-o-metric: GDP growth slows to a sustainable rate. Not too hot, not too cold. It’s just right.

Canadians rushing to lock down five-year fixed rate mortgages

Economists predict more interest rate hikes are on the way, making this mortgage option attractive—and smart
U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.3 Percent, Lowest Level In 16 Years

Canada’s job market still shows weakness below the surface

Econo-metrics: Wage growth may finally be improving, but the Bank of Canada will need to see a lot more of that before it raises rates again