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Bank of Canada Fears Weak Growth in Economy

Jeremy Torobin, Globe and Mail It’s almost a cliché that neither advanced nations nor emerging markets are doing all they can to fulfill all the commitments they’ve made at Group of 20 summits to close yawning imbalances in the global economy, preventing a smoother, faster recovery. Few economic forecasting shops, though, have anything like the …

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Central Banking Crisis

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney’s options were quickly running out. The economy was still in deep decline, interest rates were already at their lowest ever and he couldn’t take them much lower without bumping up against zero. Like many central bankers these days, he turned to unconventional means. But instead of fully …

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A Rethinking of Monetary Policy

OTTAWA — The Great Consensus is coming undone. By raising and lowering short-term interest rates to keep inflation moving at a targeted pace, many central bankers and academics thought they had finally found a monetary policy solution to conquer the booms and busts of the business cycle. After such failures as the gold standard and …

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Schools Have Failed on the Financial Literacy Front

Globe and Mail Update February 23, 2009 The recent federal budget included the establishment of an independent task force to make recommendations on financial literacy, among other issues. Our organization, the Investor Education Fund, applauds this development and looks forward to working with such a committee. In the past nine years, we have learned that …

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