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Fed likely to leave rates alone but signal more hikes coming

May 1, 2017 Martin Crutsinger - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – With the U.S. economy on solid footing and unemployment at a near-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains in the midst of a campaign to gradually raise interest rates from ultra-lows. But this week, it’s all but sure to

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Global economy to post best performance in three years, Canadian growth to accelerate over next two years: Scotiabank

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global economy is projected to post its best performance this year since 2014, while growth in Canada in expected to accelerate over the next two years, according to Scotiabank’s Global Outlook, published on Tuesday. While geopolitical risks abound, recent

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Fed minutes: Conditions could ‘soon warrant’ a rate hike

August 17, 2016 Martin Crutsinger - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials believed last month that near-term risks to the U.S. economy had subsided and that an interest rate increase could soon be warranted. But they did not indicate when they would likely raise rates. The minutes

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Fed leaves rates unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

June 15, 2016 Martin Crutsinger - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates unchanged in light of an uncertain job market and offering no hints of when its next rate hike might occur. The Fed noted in a statement Wednesday after its latest policy