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Annual inflation rate rises to 4.7% in October, Statistics Canada says

November 17, 2021 by Jason Contant

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the annual pace of inflation in October rose to 4.7 per cent as the consumer price index posted its largest year-over-year gain since February 2003. The increase compared with a year-over-year increase in the consumer

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Bank of Canada warns of prolonged inflation

October 27, 2021 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is warning inflation will stay higher for longer than it previously forecast and signalled that an interest rate hike may be coming sooner than expected. The central bank said Wednesday it now forecasts that

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Businesses see higher inflation, wages and job changes, Bank of Canada reports

October 18, 2021 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Consumers and businesses expect increases in the cost of living to stay hot over the next year, the Bank of Canada says as part of surveys results that also show people more willing to search for new jobs,

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Annual rate of inflation hits 3.1% in June, down slightly from May high

July 28, 2021 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The country’s headline inflation barometer registered a year-over-year increase of 3.1 per cent last month as the pace of price growth slowed in June compared with the decade-fast pace one month ago. June’s reading for the consumer price

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RBC CEO sees inflationary pressure building as economy bounces back

March 9, 2021 Anita Balakrishnan - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Royal Bank of Canada chief executive David McKay said Tuesday he foresees inflationary pressure building in the economy as it rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic. With rising input prices for labour and commodities, it could create a challenge

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Canadian inflation perks up for first time since January, hits 1.2% in July

August 18, 2017 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Inflation picked up its pace last month for the first time since January as the annualized rate accelerated to 1.2 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. The latest inflation number increased from its June reading of one per

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Greater risk of negative underwriting results for reinsurers predicted by S&P

August 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

With property catastrophe prices dropping during the 2017 renewals, combined with natural catastrophe losses exceeding US$50 billion last year, global reinsurers are at greater risk of having negative underwriting results and will tend to “shy away” from property catastrophe business,

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Insurance Corporation of B.C. financial condition ‘seriously compromised,’ Basic Autoplan needs redesign: EY

July 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The premiums charged by British Columbia’s government-run monopoly provider of basic auto insurance are “not high enough” to cover claims, the system is not sustainable and the cost of the average minor bodily injury claim has risen well beyond the

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Bank of Canada raises interest rate to 0.75% from 0.5%

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Bank of Canada announced on Wednesday that it has raised its interest rate for the first time in seven years, to 0.75% from 0.5%. “Recent data have bolstered the Bank’s confidence in its outlook for above-potential growth and the

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Bank of Canada expected to raise its key rate for first time in nearly seven years

July 11, 2017 Craig Wong - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is expected to raise its key interest rate target for the first time in nearly seven years on Wednesday following signs the economy is well on the road to recovery after the crash in

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“Nearly all” U.K. drivers paying record amounts for car insurance: Association of British Insurers

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Drivers in nearly all age groups in the United Kingdom are paying record amounts for their car insurance and could face further increases unless the government takes action to reduce claims costs, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) warned recently.

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U.S. earthquakes estimated to cost US$6.1 billion annually in building stock losses

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the United States US$6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published last week by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The new loss estimate represents a 10% increase over the