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July 26, 2017
US MONETARY POLICY

Today, July 26, 2017, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) maintained the target range for the federal funds rate to 1.0 to 1.25 per cent. The Committee is continuing with its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from agency debt and mortgage-backed securities and anticipates it will begin a balance sheet normalization program relatively soon, provided the economy evolves as expected. It was also noted that economic conditions are expected to evolve in a manner to o...

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July 26, 2017
UK GDP Q2 2017 (PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE)

In the Office for National Statistics'  preliminary estimate of the UK Gross Domestic Product for Quarter 2 2017, real GDP is estimated to have increased by 0.3 per cent for the second quarter of 2017, up from the growth of 0.2 per cent in Quarter 1. 

Growth was mainly due to services which grew by 0.5 per cent compared to 0.1 per cent in Quarter 1, and ...

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July 25, 2017
US S&P CORELOGIC CASE-SHILLER HOME PRICE INDICES,MAY 2017

S&P Dow Jones Indices reports that US national house prices, as measured by the S&P CoreLogic Case - Shiller Indices rose by 0.2 per cent nationally in May (seasonally adjusted) from the previous month. Prices increased 0.1 per cent for the 20 largest metropolitan areas whiles prices in the 10  largest metropolitan areas were unchanged. All cities saw price increases in May, with the exception of San Francisco - California, Atlanta- Georgia,  Chicago - Illinois , N...

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July 24, 2017
WHOLESALE TRADE, MAY 2017

In Nova Scotia May 2017, on a seasonally adjusted basis month-over-month wholesale sales increased 7.5 per cent to $900.3 million.   On a year-over-year basis, wholesale sales were 16.1 per cent higher over May 2016.  On a year-to-date basis wholesale sales were 9.0% higher than the same period last year.

In Canada May 2017, on a seasonally adjusted basis mont...

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July 24, 2017
FOOD SERVICES AND DRINKING PLACES, MAY 2017

Statistics Canada reports that during May 2017, receipts of food services and drinking places in Nova Scotia fell by 1.8 per cent (seasonally adjusted) to $130.3 million.  National food service and drinking place receipts were down 0.5 per cent in monthly results.  Statistics Canada noted in its release: "Sales in provinces east of Manitoba declined, with the largest decreases in Ontario (-1.3%) and Quebec (-0.6%). Central ...

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