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May 14, 2020

Financial System Review Summary—2020

This issue of the Financial System Review focuses on the impact of COVID 19. The pandemic presents an unprecedented shock to the Canadian economy. This report identifies the effects on the Canadian financial system and explains how recent actions by the Bank and other policy-makers are helping to manage them. It further describes how a resilient financial system can help households and businesses smooth the effects of the COVID-19 shock and prepare for a robust recovery.
May 14, 2020

Financial System Review—2020

This issue of the Financial System Review focuses on the impact of COVID 19. The pandemic presents an unprecedented shock to the Canadian economy. This report identifies the effects on the Canadian financial system and explains how recent actions by the Bank and other policy-makers are helping to manage them. It further describes how a resilient financial system can help households and businesses smooth the effects of the COVID-19 shock and prepare for a robust recovery.

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Do Oil Price Increases Cause Higher Food Prices?

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.

Annual Reports and Quarterly Financial Reports

The Bank of Canada’s Annual Report, including audited financial statements, and the Bank of Canada's Quarterly Financial Reports.

The Economy, Plain and Simple

Explaining economic issues that matter to you.

Monetary Policy Report

A quarterly report of the Bank of Canada’s Governing Council, presenting the Bank’s base-case projection for inflation and growth in the Canadian economy, and its assessment of risks.

Business Outlook Survey

A quarterly summary of interviews conducted by the Bank's regional offices with the senior management of about 100 firms.

Financial System Hub

Promoting a stable and efficient financial system. Includes the Financial System Review (FSR).

Canadian Survey of Consumer Expectations

A quarterly survey aimed at measuring household views of inflation, the labour market and household finances as well as topical issues of interest to the Bank of Canada.

Senior Loan Officer Survey

A quarterly survey of business-lending practices of major Canadian financial institutions.

Glossaries

Definitions of terms from various fields, including economics, finance and currency.

Books and Monographs

Diverse publications related to the Bank and its activities.