April 6, 2020 Results from the spring Business Outlook Survey suggest that business sentiment had softened in most regions even before concerns around COVID‑19 intensified in Canada. Confidence deteriorated the most among firms in energy-producing regions.
April 6, 2020 The Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations (CSCE) focuses on respondents’ views on inflation, the labour market and household finances. The survey for the first quarter of 2020 was conducted between January 29 and February 19, 2020. Results were therefore obtained before COVID‑19 became a major concern for Canadians and affected their outlook. This is the second quarterly publication of the results of the CSCE. Data collection began in the fourth quarter of 2014.
March 31, 2020 The Bank of Canada today welcomed the move by a number of Canadian banks, including the six largest, to draw on its new Standing Term Liquidity Facility (STLF).
March 30, 2020 The Bank of Canada announced today that it successfully launched its new Standing Term Liquidity Facility (STLF).
March 27, 2020 This unscheduled rate decision brings the policy rate to its effective lower bound, to provide support to the Canadian financial system and to the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.