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It’s Canadian retail sales’ turn to disappoint

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, it was Canadian retail sales’ turn to disappoint, and inflation is getting closer to the Bank of Canada’s target.

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United States: Marked slowdown in retail sales

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, U.S. retail sales slow down suddenly at the turn of the year, and inflation seems to be settling in south of the border.

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Year of the great synchronization

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

Another year has come to an end and, once again, it was full of surprises.

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The world’s major economies continue to expand

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, the global economic story remains quite positive and the U.S. economy starts the year with the creation of 200,000 new jobs.

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U.S. GDP growth ends the year on a positive note

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, Canadian retail sales show that the Canadian economy is healthy, and U.S. GDP growth ends the year on a positive note.

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New Bank of Canada interest rate hike

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, the Bank of Canada goes ahead with another hike of its interest rate.

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Questioning the future of NAFTA

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, we look at the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement and U.S. retail sales, which end the year strong.

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Canada consumption growth is slowing down

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, Canadian economic growth is slowing down, but there’s no need to worry.

monthly publications

The Bank of Canada presses pause

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

After two consecutive increases to its leading rate in July and September, the Bank of Canada (BoC) left its rate unchanged in October.

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Canada: a very strong month for the labour market

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, the Canadian labour market is in great shape and the U.S. economy is rebounding from the recent hurricanes.

quarterly publications

The Canadian economy steals the show

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

Despite the fact that events in North Korea dominated headlines over the summer, a very strong economic story was unfolding in the background: the world economy is in surprisingly decent shape.

monthly publications

A second rate hike in Canada!

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

While North Korea is dominating the news, a strong economic story is being shaped internationally.

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Canada: our analysis of the housing market

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, we have an update on the Canadian housing market and are commenting on the ambiguity of U.S. inflation, which is still not gaining traction.

quarterly publications

Economic and Market Overview

Clément Gignac  |  PDF

The world economy has posted synchronized growth since the start of the year, a very positive sign for continuation of the economic cycle. In fact, for the first time in ten years, all OECD countries posted positive growth rates in the second quarter of 2017, led by China and India.

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Canada: Retail sales maintain their momentum

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, Canadian retail sales maintain their momentum and U.S. business investment is progressing nicely.

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Canada: Canadian core inflation seems to be bottoming out

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week: According to the new measures from the Bank of Canada, the Canadian inflation rate, after bottoming out in the last few months, may be due for a hike.

monthly publications

The Canadian economy surprises!

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

In July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a revision of its world growth forecasts.

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Europe at the forefront

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

The second quarter of 2017 is behind us, and stock markets are in a flat calm.

monthly publications

Bank of Canada changes its tune

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

In France, the sustained acceleration in economic activity and the strong political majority enjoyed by the new Macron government represent a unique opportunity to
implement significant reforms within the job market.

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Canada: the loonie is taking off

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, central banks are pushing the loonie and the Euro higher

monthly publications

Markets send contradictory signals

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  PDF

In Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) left its key rate unchanged in April, but indicated that the risks of seeing another slowdown in the economy have diminished in the last few months.

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Canadian job growth is below expectations

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, U.S. job growth is back above 200K in April while Canadian job growth is at its lowest in almost 20 years.

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Equities and bonds: divergent signals

Sébastien Mc Mahon  |  Video and PDF

This week, we take a look at the divergent signals from the bonds and equities markets.
 

Clément Gignac

Clément Gignac is Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at iA Financial Group. He serves as the company’s spokesperson on economic matters.

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Clément Gignac

Clément Gignac
Chief Economist
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Sébastien Mc Mahon

Sébastien Mc Mahon
Senior economist
sebastien.mcmahon@ia.ca
418-684-5000, extension 7971

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