Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 0.5% At June 2010 Meeting

This morning at its June 1, 2010 meeting, the Bank of Canada raised its key overnight lending rate (the rate at which it lends funds to chartered banks) one-quarter per cent (25 basis points) to 0.5%, its first rate hike in almost three years. What can we expect? Banks will be increasing their prime lendingContinue reading “Bank Of Canada Raises Interest Rate to 0.5% At June 2010 Meeting”

Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.25% At April 2009 Meeting

To the surprise of many analysts, this morning at its April 21, 2009 meeting, the Bank of Canada cut its key overnight lending rate (the rate at which it lends funds to chartered banks) another half-percent to 0.25%, continuing the trend of historic low rates in an effort to stimulate the economy. Since December 2007,Continue reading “Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.25% At April 2009 Meeting”

Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.5% At March 2009 Meeting

UPDATE: CLICK FOR THE APRIL 21st, 2009 INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENT This morning at its March 3, 2009 meeting, the Bank of Canada cut its key overnight lending rate (the rate at which it lends funds to chartered banks) another half-percent to 0.5%, continuing the trend of historic low rates in an effort to stimulate theContinue reading “Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate to 0.5% At March 2009 Meeting”

Bank of Canada Slashes Interest Rates In December 2008 Meeting

UPDATE JAN 20, 2009: Click Here In an effort to provide economic stimulus, the Bank of Canada has lowered its key overnight interest rate by 3/4 of a percent to 1.5% in its meeting today. Since the Canadian economy has been effectively hung out to dry by the political three-ring circus in Ottawa, I’m notContinue reading “Bank of Canada Slashes Interest Rates In December 2008 Meeting”

Bank Of Canada Slashes Key Interest Rate by 0.5%

UPDATE: JUNE 10 INTEREST RATE ANNOUNCEMENT POSTED HERE April 22nd, 2008 In keeping with its mandate to keep inflation in Canada at the 2% target, the Bank of Canada today announced that it was lowering its overnight lending rate by 50 basis points (one-half per cent) to 3%. Citing deepening economic woes in the U.S.,Continue reading “Bank Of Canada Slashes Key Interest Rate by 0.5%”

Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate – Mar 4, 2008

UPDATE: APR 22, 2008 RATE ANNOUNCEMENT Key rate cut by 1/2 per cent Citing deepening woes in the U.S. economy that could further affect the Canadian and world economies, the Bank of Canada has slashed its key overnight lending rate by one-half per cent to 3 1/2 per cent. The Bank says that further economicContinue reading “Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate – Mar 4, 2008”

Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate – Jan 22, 2008

As expected, Bank of Canada cuts the key lending rate by 1/4 per cent. The Bank of Canada this morning announced its expected 1/4% cut in Canada’s mortgage-rate setting overnight lending rate. The anticipated move is made to ensure that the Canadian economy continues to grow, despite continuing struggles in the world economy dealing withContinue reading “Bank Of Canada Cuts Interest Rate – Jan 22, 2008”