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  • Mar. 16, 2012, 9:21 AM
    Canadian January manufacturing sales fell 0.9% vs consensus of +0.2%. The aerospace industry led the decline, off 34%, but motor vehicle sales rose 2.6%. The inventory-sales ratio climbed to 1.32 from 1.29. The loonie remains marginally stronger vs. the dollar, buying $1.0091.
    | Mar. 16, 2012, 9:21 AM
  • Mar. 9, 2012, 7:23 AM
    Canada's February employment unchanged vs. expectations for a gain of 13.8K (+2.3K previous). The unemployment rate falls to 7.4% from 7.6% as the number of people looking for work declines.
    | Mar. 9, 2012, 7:23 AM
  • Mar. 8, 2012, 9:12 AM

    The Bank of Canada leaves policy unchanged, its benchmark rate remaining at 1%. "The profile for core and total CPI is somewhat firmer than previously anticipated." The loonie (FXC) flies higher on the hawkish remark, +0.6% and buying $1.0083.

    | Mar. 8, 2012, 9:12 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 7, 2012, 8:54 AM

    Canada's January building permits fall 12.3% vs. expectations of -4% (+10.5% prior). The residential sector -6.6%, non-residential -23.1%. Multi-family dwellings -12.4% (+30.8% prior).

    | Mar. 7, 2012, 8:54 AM
  • Mar. 6, 2012, 10:13 AM
    Canada's February Ivey PMI 66.5 vs. expectations for 62.0 (64.1 previous). The loonie gains a bit on the news, but "risk off" rules the day and it remains down 0.6% vs. the greenback, just a hair below parity.
    | Mar. 6, 2012, 10:13 AM
  • Mar. 2, 2012, 8:52 AM
    Canadian real GDP rose 0.4% in Q4 (1% previous). An on annualized basis, the gain was 1.8% (4.2% previous). Both numbers are roughly inline with estimates. The loonie marginally cuts earlier losses against the greenback, now buying $1.0127.
    | Mar. 2, 2012, 8:52 AM
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 12:36 PM

    Sounding like a sub-freezing replay of the desert 20 miles outside Phoenix in 2005, dozens of Canadians recently spent the night lined up to pay $700K for as yet unbuilt houses on tiny lots in a distant suburb of Toronto, relates Garth Turner. "This is what people do. They chase prices up."

    | Feb. 27, 2012, 12:36 PM
  • Feb. 24, 2012, 10:23 AM

    The BoC's policy of flexible inflation targets provides "a robust framework for all seasons," says bank Governor Mark Carney. "Inflation targeting is disciplined, but flexible. It allows central banks to deliver what is expected while dealing with the unexpected."

    | Feb. 24, 2012, 10:23 AM
  • Feb. 17, 2012, 7:17 AM
    Canada's January CPI rises 2.5% Y/Y vs. 2.3% in December. Core CPI up 2.1% against consensus 1.9%. The loonie adds a few pips to its morning gains, +0.2% to $1.005.
    | Feb. 17, 2012, 7:17 AM
  • Feb. 8, 2012, 9:14 AM

    Canadian January housing starts decline to a seasonally adjusted rate of 197.9K units from December's 199.9K, beating expectations for 194K. A steep fall in the eastern half of the country was balanced by a sharp increase in British Columbia (Vancouver). (PR)

    | Feb. 8, 2012, 9:14 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 7, 2012, 10:30 AM
    "The simple fact is that consumers are consuming more than they're earning," says BoC Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem, explaining the bank's concerns over rising indebtedness. His comments came in Q&A following a speech on an unrelated subject in Toronto.
    | Feb. 7, 2012, 10:30 AM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 7, 2012, 9:22 AM

    The value of Canadian building permits rose 11.1% in December to $6.8B, confounding expectations for a 0.5% fall. It's the highest level since June 2007. A sharp increase (28.9%) in apartment and condo projects in Ontario (Toronto) was behind the big print.

    | Feb. 7, 2012, 9:22 AM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 6, 2012, 2:45 PM

    One of the world's perkier real estate markets regains a bit of momentum with house prices in Canada moving higher by 0.27% in January, reversing a 3-month slide. Prices rose 5.2% Y/Y according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.

    | Feb. 6, 2012, 2:45 PM
  • Feb. 3, 2012, 7:37 AM
    Canada January employment adds 2.3K jobs vs. expectations of 24.5K and 17.5K prior. The jobless rate rises to 7.6% from 7.5%. The loonie continues lower vs. the greenback, off 0.2% to $0.9982.
    | Feb. 3, 2012, 7:37 AM
  • Feb. 1, 2012, 9:44 AM
    Canada January PMI dives to 50.6 from 54.0 in December. It's the lowest reading in the short (16-month) history of the series, with employment falling below 50 for the first time. The loonie remains higher vs. the greenback, buying $1.0018.
    | Feb. 1, 2012, 9:44 AM
  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:48 AM
    Canada's November GDP declines 0.1% against expectations for a 0.2% increase and a flat read for October. The bulk of the decline was due to a 2.5% drop in oil and gas extraction. The loonie takes a quick dive, but at parity, remains slightly higher for the day against the greenback.
    | Jan. 31, 2012, 8:48 AM
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The iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Canadian market, as measured by the MSCI Canada Index.
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