October 25, 2008 Survey respondents reported widespread tightening in both the pricing and non-pricing dimensions of business-lending conditions. Respondents attributed the tightening of lending conditions mainly to the ongoing turmoil in credit markets and to concerns about the general economic outlook.
October 23, 2008 Three major interrelated global developments are having a profound impact on the Canadian economy and making the outlook more uncertain than it was at the time of the July Monetary Policy Report Update.
October 10, 2008
Responses to the autumn survey indicate that the combination of weak U.S. demand, volatile financial markets, and slowing momentum in the West are weighing more heavily on business activity in Canada.