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Banking / Economics /  • September 21, 2017
Interest rate hike affects variable rate mortgages

The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate to 0.75 percent, up one-quarter of a percentage point from 0.50 percent — the first increase in seven years — initially affecting variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit. In re...

Community Development / Economics /  • May 19, 2016
Italy’s social co-ops support asylum seekers
Italian social cooperatives support asylum seekers entering Europe

In early March, Federsolidarietà, Italy’s largest federation of social cooperatives, launched a national charter in support of asylum seekers entering Europe from high conflict regions such as Africa and the Middle East. Rather than close the Sche...

Economics /  • January 20, 2016
Time Machine: Enterprise, February 1969

Not much has changed in the Vancouver real estate market.

Economics /  • Sep 2014
Canada’s challenges to sustained economic growth

Skills shortages, healthcare costs and the widening economic gap pose threats, especially at the provincial level.

Economics / Finance /  • May 2014
Average RRSP contribution down $26

The average RRSP contribution was $3,518 this year, down $26 from last year, according to a recent survey conducted by Pollara.

Economics /  • Mar 2014
Canada in top 10 for economic freedom

We live in one of the most economically free countries in the world, a new study says.

Economics /  • Jul 2013
No spring in the housing market

Federal government restrictions on mortgage borrowing will slow new home building.