All posts tagged "Bank of Canada"

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    More Central Bank Trouble in Canada

    Yesterday, the Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz surprised many by not lowering the target...

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    Stephen Poloz Considers Negative Interest Rates

    Price controls on interest rates are the latest fad. A 100-year-trend that’s picked up steam in the...

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    QE is “Not on the Table,” says Joe Oliver

    In a world where central banks are given free rein over the supply of money and credit,...

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    Don't Call it a Recession!

    “But pretty soon the word “recession” also became too harsh for the delicate sensibilities of the American...

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    Stephen Poloz's Zen Moment

    To cut or not to cut, that is the question. And fortunately for Bank of Canada Governor...

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    Side-Effects Include: Household Debt

    Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz fancies himself a surgeon. He compares cutting interest rates to life-saving...

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    Canada’s Central Bank is Headed by a Comedian

    Reprinted from Acting-man.org Yet Another Delusional Bubble Blower Canada is home to one of the most egregious...

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    Time to Raise Rates?

    Canada emerged relative unscathed from the financial crisis of 2008. Indeed, over the last six years growth...

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    A Sensible Central Banker?

    With all the lunacy coming from the world’s central bankers since, well, ever, it’s refreshing to hear something (anything!) sensible coming from one of them finally. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz’s recent announcement that the BoC would stop using forward guidance included all sorts of encouraging tidbits. Canada’s central bank needs...

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    Poloz is Gonna Leave 'em Low

    As Janet Yellen talked about the possibility of raising interest rates, Poloz’s comments followed with a definite...

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    Bank of Canada Conference on Collateral, Liquidity, and Central Bank Operations Call For Papers

    11-12 September 2014, Ottawa, Canada The Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Canada is organizing a two-day conference on collateral, liquidity, and central bank operations. It will take place at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on September 11 and 12, 2014 (immediately preceding the Northern Finance Association annual meetings). The...

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    Did the Government Pay for WW2 with Interest-Free Loans?

    Did the government of Canada use the Bank of Canada to fund World War 2 with interest-free...

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    What Was "The Coyne Affair" ?

    James Elliott Coyne would have been 104 years old this July, if he had lived past the...

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    What Causes Inflation?

    When the Bank of Canada talks about inflation, what they really mean is price inflation. That is,...

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    Tiff Macklem & Deflation

    Bank of Canada Deputy Governor John Murray isn’t the only BoC official to jump ship. After former...

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    Canada’s Tidal Wave of Credit

    Be mindful of what will happen when interest rates rise, but note that rising debt levels in...

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    Gold for Cash!

    Need to balance the books? Why not sell your gold? This is the route the federal government...

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    Ottawa Is In The Black

    But we’re not out of the blue. Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is predicting a balanced budget...

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    Not too hot, not too cold?

    Being a central banker must be difficult. First they had to cope with the deflation that accompanied the Great Depression. Then the problem became too-much inflation during the 1970s. Now we find out that even the present era of disinflation is troubling! A central banker’s work is never done. As the Globe...

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    Soaring High Without Big Data

    Now that the U.S. government shutdown is behind us it is instructive to review what we went...