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What keeps economists up at night?
“Allow us to introduce ourselves!” In this episode of the 10 Minute Take, get to know RBC economists Carrie Freestone and Claire Fan. Spend a day in the life of an economist and get our latest hot takes on the macro outlook. What's changed since RBC’s initial recession call last summer? Are signs of weakness emerging? And finally, what do we lie awake thinking about?
Will higher wages arising from labour disputes fire up inflation?
Canada's largest public sector strike in decades just ended—with a deal that includes double-digit wage hikes. Will negotiated wage settlements like these undermine the Bank of Canada’s efforts to cool inflation? RBC economists Carrie Freestone and Claire Fan discuss this and other issues on this episode of the 10 Minute Take.
If Canadian home prices are falling, why are rents going through the roof?
Just as house prices in Canada start to cool off, rent costs are heating up. What's driving the increase? Declining affordability comes to mind as high home prices push more would-be buyers into rentals. But are other factors at play? And just how pricey can the rental market get? On this special episode of the Ten Minute Take, Rachel Battaglia from the RBC Economics team talks us through the ups and downs of Canada's home rental market-and what's next.
How has market turmoil hit the Canadian economy?
The failures of SVB and other U.S. regional banks sent markets roiling. But what does this mean for the broader economy? Is it all temporary noise or could it leave longer-lasting scars on financial markets? In this episode of the 10-Minute Take, RBC economists Claire Fan and Carrie Freestone will take you back to basics, explaining what market volatility is, where they see it and how it will affect economic growth and central bank decisions.
Will Budget 2023 derail the Bank of Canada's inflation-fighting campaign?
The federal budget tabled a buffet of new spending measures. But the price tag was hefty: a $40 billion deficit and no sign of a return to balanced books anytime soon. Is Ottawa spending too much? And how does the budget jive with the current economic and monetary policy backdrop? RBC economists Claire Fan and Carrie Freestone answer these and other burning questions in this episode of the 10-Minute Take.
Macroeconomics for everybody! The (new) 10-Minute Take podcast from RBC Economics will explain (in simple terms) what the latest economic data means and why you should care. It's everything you wanted to know but were too shy to ask -- in less than 10 minutes.