13 July 2016 Monetary Policy Report – July 2016Canadian economic growth is projected to accelerate from 1.3 per cent this year to 2.2 per cent in 2017.
4 July 2016 Business Outlook Survey - Summer 2016The summer Business Outlook Survey indicates that overall business sentiment is subdued. The boost from foreign demand remains insufficient to outweigh the continued drag from commodity-related activity combined with modest domestic demand.
4 July 2016 Senior Loan Officer Survey - Second-Quarter 2016Survey results suggest that overall business-lending conditions continued to tighten during the second quarter of 2016 for both price and non-price conditions.
9 June 2016 Securities Financing and Bond Market LiquidityThis report investigates how the markets for repurchase agreements and securities-lending agreements support the liquidity of Canadian bond markets. It also discusses how recent regulatory changes, as well as low interest rates and settlement failures, are potentially affecting securities-financing markets and, as a result, bond market liquidity.
U.S. retail food price increases in recent years may seem large in nominal terms, but after adjusting for inflation have been quite modest even after the change in U.S. biofuel policies in 2006. In contrast, increases in the real prices of corn, soybeans, wheat and rice received by U.S. farmers have been more substantial and can be linked in part to increases in the real price of oil.