Saskatoon Mortgage Broker shares article on BoC rate announcement

All eyes on Poloz ahead of BoC rate announcement

David Parkinson, The Globe and Mail, July 12, 2015

In a year when the Bank of Canada has already stunned markets with an out-of-left-field interest-rate cut, it’s hard to imagine another rate-setting decision by the central bank could match that sort of drama. But this Wednesday’s scheduled rate announcement from the bank could come a close second.

After a string a disappointing economic indicators that strongly suggested the Canadian economy had contracted for a second straight quarter, financial markets and central-bank watchers are abuzz with will-he-or-won’t-he anticipation: Will Stephen Poloz, the central bank’s governor, decide to follow up January’s surprise rate cut with another quarter-percentage-point reduction, to throw a life preserver to an economy that may (or may not, depending on whom you ask) have already sunk into a small recession?

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