The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate at one per cent on Tuesday, citing slowing global growth and a deepening of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, the Globe and Mail reports. The Bank noted in a statement that Europe was headed toward a downturn that will be “more pronounced” than estimated only a few weeks ago, when governor Mark Carney said the continent was in for a brief recession. The Bank, however, continues to see no need for lowering rates, as recent economic indicators point to a pick-up of activity in the U.S.
Bank of Canada holds rate at one per cent
Carney sees uncertainty, but no need for expansionary policy
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