November 19, 1998 Mr. Chairman, my colleagues and I always welcome our appearances before your committee. We released our latest Monetary Policy Report this past Monday. It covers a broad range of economic and monetary issues and provides an account of our policy actions and their results. The ultimate objective of Canadian monetary policy is to help create […]
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November 18, 1998 The Bank of Canada today lowered its Bank Rate by ¼ of one percentage point to 5¼ per cent.
November 17, 1998 Mr. Chairman, my colleagues and I welcome these appearances before your committee following each edition of the Bank of Canada’s Monetary Policy Report. As you know, we published our latest report yesterday. It touches on a wide range of economic and monetary issues and provides an opportunity for us to account for our policy actions […]
November 16, 1998 This morning we released our eighth Monetary Policy Report. The period since our last report has certainly been an eventful one from a monetary policy perspective. During the past six months, global economic uncertainties intensified, particularly following Russia's decision in August to declare a debt moratorium. Many emerging market countries were faced with large capital […]
November 16, 1998 Bank of Canada Governor Gordon Thiessen today commented on the release of the Monetary Policy Report for November 1998.
November 5, 1998 On behalf of the Minister of Finance, the Bank of Canada announced today the operational framework for the previously announced pilot bond buyback program.
October 27, 1998 Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to appear before you today as part of your study of the Task Force Report on the Future of the Canadian Financial Services Sector. Perhaps it might be helpful if I were to start by clarifying the Bank of Canada’s role in this area. The Bank has no formal responsibility […]
October 16, 1998 The Bank of Canada today lowered its Bank Rate by ¼ of one percentage point to 5½ per cent.
October 15, 1998 As an economist who worked as a banker for most of his career, Douglas Gibson brought an interesting perspective to public policy issues, to the relationship between government and business, and to the contribution of outside economists to government policies.
September 29, 1998 Summary results of a survey of Canadian foreign exchange and derivatives markets are now available. The survey was conducted by the Bank of Canada in April 1998 and covered activity in the foreign exchange and derivatives markets. Similar surveys were undertaken by about 40 other countries during the same month, and the central banks of many of those countries are also releasing their results today.