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Major Canadian FI’s Give In and Lower their Prime Lending Rates

Alas, today the big Canadian banks are finally seeing fit to lowering their prime lending rates by 0.15% to 2.85% from 3%. This move made after initially indicating, last week, that they would not change their Prime rates when the Bank of Canada (BoC) lowered it’s Key rate by 0.25% on January 21st. The last …

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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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