Central bank holds key interest rate at 0.25%
Bank of Canada
Outlook is less rosy than those the Trudeau Liberals relied on in their economic update released a week ago.
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
The Bank of Canada is cutting its overnight rate target by half a percentage point to 0.75 per cent in response to COVID-19
Earlier in the day, the U.S. Federal Reserve pumped vastly more money, US$1.5T, into American financial markets, which did little to stop the bleeding on North American stock markets
Canada's top central banker says concerns about the immediate impact of the novel coronavirus spurred the Bank of Canada to cut its trend-setting interest rate this week
The Bank of Canada is cutting its key interest rate target by half of a percentage point, dropping it to 1.25 per cent in response to the economic shock from the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Breaking down inter-provincial trade barriers and reforming tax and regulatory systems will keep the country's economy humming into the future, the Bank of Canada's second-in-command says
Central bank predicts Canadian economy will grow by 1.6% this year, slightly lower than its projection in October.
Business confidence in Canada has edged higher as global trade tensions have eased, but the Prairies, hard hit by a drop in energy prices, continue to remain a weak spot