November 16, 2017 An Initial Assessment of Changes to the Bank of Canada’s Framework for Market OperationsThe Bank of Canada made changes to several of the tools that make up its framework for operations and liquidity provision. These changes came about after a comprehensive re-view of the framework and are designed to help the Bank better achieve its objectives of reinforcing the target for the overnight rate and supporting the well-functioning of Cana-dian financial markets under normal market conditions.
November 16, 2017 Bank of Canada Review - Autumn 2017Is shale oil production in the United States a factor in the 2014 oil price decline? Which methods of payment are commonly accepted by merchants in Canada? Bank researchers share their insights on these topics. They also provide an update on the neutral rate of interest as well as on changes to the Bank’s operational framework for market operations.
October 25, 2017 Monetary Policy Report – October 2017Projections for Canadian economic growth have been increased to 3.1 per cent this year and 2.1 per cent in 2018, with growth of 1.5 per cent forecast for 2019.
October 16, 2017 Business Outlook Survey - Autumn 2017Results from the autumn Business Outlook Survey point to continued positive business sentiment across the country, with business activity becoming entrenched. Firms’ prospects remain healthy, although several survey indicators have moderated from the strong summer results.
October 16, 2017 Senior Loan Officer Survey - Third Quarter of 2017Survey results point to nearly unchanged overall business-lending conditions in the third quarter. This is the fifth consecutive quarter of unchanged overall conditions.
August 28, 2017 Quarterly Financial Report - Second Quarter 2017
Quarterly Financial Report - Second Quarter 2017 - For the period ended 30 June 2017
July 12, 2017 Monetary Policy Report - July 2017Growth in the Canadian economy is projected to reach 2.8 per cent this year before slowing to 2.0 per cent next year and 1.6 per cent in 2019.
June 30, 2017 Business Outlook Survey - Summer 2017Responses to the summer Business Outlook Survey suggest that business activity is continuing to gain momentum, buoyed by indications that domestic demand will improve further. Positive business prospects are increasingly widespread across regions and sectors.
June 30, 2017 Senior Loan Officer Survey - Second Quarter of 2017Survey results for 2017Q2 suggest that overall business-lending conditions were essentially unchanged for the fourth consecutive quarter.
While greater global financial integration is beneficial, the authors discuss how foreign capital inflows can also facilitate the buildup of domestic vulnerabilities and potentially lead to destabilizing reversals. Canada’s current international investment position is typical of advanced economies and will likely continue to act as an economic stabilizer. However, the growth and composition of Canada’s international investment position warrant continued monitoring.