In the first annual Paul Storer Memorial Lecture on Canada–US relations, given at Western Washington University, Governor Poloz said that the evolution of international trade practices, such as building global value chains and establishing foreign affiliates, suggests that economies are becoming more integrated.
The decline in the global economy’s potential to grow, and the lower interest rates that come with it, pose risks for financial stability, Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins said today. Those risks can be mitigated through deliberate efforts from the private sector and policy-makers.
During the month of April, the Bank of Canada and 51 other central banks and monetary authorities conducted the latest survey of turnover activity in the foreign exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets in their respective countries. This worldwide effort was coordinated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and is undertaken every three years.