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Bank of Canada Announcement

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/4 per cent. The Bank Rate is unchanged at 1/2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent. Information received since the Bank’s April Monetary Policy Report (MPR) is broadly consistent with the Bank’s …

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Bank of Canada Lowers Overnight Rate Target by 1/4 Percentage Point

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada today announced that it is lowering its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of a percentage point to 1/4 per cent, which the Bank judges to be the effective lower bound for that rate. The Bank Rate is correspondingly lowered to 1/2 per cent. The deposit rate – …

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Bank of Canada lowers overnight rate target by 1/2 percentage point

3 March 2009, OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada today announced that it is lowering its target for the overnight rate by one-half of a percentage point to 1/2 per cent. The operating band for the overnight rate is correspondingly lowered, and the Bank Rate is now 3/4 per cent. The outlook for the global …

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Canada is entering a recession, decides Bank of Canada

The Canadian economy is going down hard and so are interest rates, and to what are their lowest levels in half a century, and for one key rate for consumers and businesses, the lowest level ever. The Bank of Canada, finally conceding that the Canadian economy is “entering a recession” slashed its trend-setting rate by …

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