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1st interest rate hike in 7 years

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Posted by Barrie McKenna

on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:56

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The Bank of Canada is hiking its key interest rate for the first time in seven years, joining the U.S. Federal Reserve in starting the process of undoing nearly a decade of easy money.

The bank raised its overnight lending rate to 0.75 per cent from 0.5 per cent Wednesday, citing “bolstered” confidence that the Canadian economy has finally turned the corner after years of sputtering growth... CLICK HERE for the full article


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