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Canada's crime rate climbs 2% in 2018 on #MeToo boost, higher fraud

22 Jul 2019

OTTAWA Canada's crime rate climbed 2% in 2018, the fourth consecutive annual rise, because of higher police-reported instances of fraud and sexual assault, data showed on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Canadian wholesale trade falls 1.8% in May on lower auto sales

22 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 22 Canadian wholesale trade fell 1.8% in May after five months of gains, Statistics Canada said on Monday, as sales in the motor vehicle and auto parts industries dropped.

WRAPUP 1-Canadian inflation dips to 2.0% in June, hitting central bank target

17 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 17 Lower energy prices helped push down Canada's annual inflation rate in June to 2.0% from 2.4% in May, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday, a week after the Bank of Canada predicted the indicator would start falling.

UPDATE 3-Bank of Canada content to leave rates unchanged, frets about trade war damage

10 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 10 The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady as expected on Wednesday and made clear it had no intention of easing monetary policy, while highlighting the risks trade wars posed to the global economy.

Bank of Canada may diverge from dovish peers as economy rebounds

10 Jul 2019

OTTAWA/TORONTO, July 10 The Bank of Canada on Wednesday looks set to raise its second-quarter economic growth forecast and stand pat on interest rates, taking a different tack from some major peers, which are signaling plans for additional stimulus.

UPDATE 2-Canada economy sheds 2,200 jobs in June but wage growth jumps

05 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 5 Canada's economy shed a net 2,200 jobs in June after two months of gains, but wages jumped by the most in more than a year - a sign of strength analysts said ruled out the chances of the Bank of Canada cutting interest rates next week.

UPDATE 3-Canada posts surprise trade surplus in sign of economic recovery

03 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 3 Canada reported a surprise trade surplus in May, its first in almost a year, official data showed on Wednesday, in another sign the nation's economy is recovering following a recent slowdown.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Canada posts C$762 mln trade surplus in May

03 Jul 2019

OTTAWA, July 3 Rising exports of motor vehicles, aircraft and energy products helped Canada post a surprise C$762 million ($582 million) trade surplus in goods in May, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday - only the second surplus seen since December 2016.

UPDATE 2-Canadian firms expect increase in sales growth -Bank of Canada survey

28 Jun 2019

OTTAWA, June 28 Canadian firms expect an increase in sales growth over the coming year, a Bank of Canada survey said on Friday, adding to optimism that the economy is recovering from a recent downturn.

Canada says bogus certificates are being used to smuggle meat into China

26 Jun 2019

OTTAWA Unknown actors are using bogus certificates to smuggle Canadian meat into China, Trade Minister Jim Carr said on Wednesday, a day after Beijing halted beef and pork imports citing falsified paperwork.

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