Stocks Slump As IMF Sounds Alarm On Housing -- Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq

(RTTNews.com) - Canadian stocks nudged lower Wednesday, after the International Monetary Fund warned of a potential bubble in Canadian housing. "Households are highly indebted and housing affordability, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto, has ...

Bubble, bubble, Canada's housing market poses trouble, IMF says - MarketWatch

Imbalances in Canada's housing market have increased to a degree that could pose a “significant” risk to the outlook for the broader economy, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. “Households are highly indebted and housing affordability, ...

IMF warns about housing and household debt, urges more action by government - CTV News

OTTAWA -- The International Monetary Fund is warning about the risks to the Canadian economy due to a possible correction in the housing market and urged governments to do more to protect against them. In the preliminary findings of its annual review ...

IMF Calls for Further Measures to Cool Canada's Housing Market - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

OTTAWA—Canadian authorities should contemplate additional measures to cool real estate activity, and replace a tax on foreign home buyers with other measures that discourage speculation, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. The IMF said ...

Pour money into pensions or risk a poor old age, IMF tells millennials - Telegraph.co.uk

Traditional state pensions are unlikely to exist in their current form in the decades ahead, so young workers need to seize the initiative now and start saving for their old age, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Aging populations mean ...

IMF warns of 'significant' risks from Canada's housing market - The Globe and Mail

The International Monetary Fund is urging Canada to take further action in order to address rising household debt levels and the risks of a sharp correction in the housing market. In a staff statement that followed an annual visit to Canada, the IMF ...

IMF expresses concern over 'hot spots' in Toronto and Vancouver housing markets - CBC.ca

The International Monetary Fund says concerns over Canada's housing market are valid, but that doesn't necessarily mean there are systemic problems that need urgent attention. The agency revealed its annual review of Canada's economy on Wednesday, ...

Canada: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2017 Article IV Mission - International Monetary Fund

A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or 'mission'), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV ...

Housing, US protectionism key risks to Canada outlook - IMF - Reuters Canada

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada should keep interest rates low and Canada's federal government should be ready with more fiscal stimulus in the event of an economic downturn, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday in a report that ...

IMF warns of significant risks to Canada's economic outlook - BNN

The International Monetary Fund is warning Canadian economic growth is at risk due to housing market imbalances, declining productivity and trade uncertainty stemming from the Donald Trump administration. In a report published Wednesday, the IMF said ...