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The Canadian economy suffered its worst three-month stretch on record in the second quarter as the economy came to a near halt in April before starting to recover in May and June. Statistics Canada said Friday real gross domestic product contracted at an annualized rate of 38.7 per cent for the quarter, the worst posting […]

Since 2004, Canada has held a AAA rating from all major ratings agencies, but on June 24, it suffered a blow when Fitch Ratings Inc. downgraded the country to AA+. “The rating downgrade reflects the deterioration of Canada’s public finances in 2020 resulting from the coronavirus pandemic,” said the Fitch in a rating action commentary […]


Fitch Ratings Inc. is launching a new scoring system to show how environmental, social and governance factors affect individual credit rating decisions. Fitch is rolling the ESG relevance scores out across all asset classes, starting with non-financial corporate ratings, followed by banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance, sovereigns, public finance, global infrastructure and structured finance. According to […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 9, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 11:10