Canada : Staff Report for the 2007 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 13, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2007Article IV Consultation highlights that after surging in the first quarter of 2006, real GDP growth in Canada slowed subsequently, in part reflecting a cooling in the United States. Domestic demand remained the main driver of the economy, with private consumption expanding a robust 3¾ percent and business investment growing 8 percent. Financial sector performance remained strong in 2006, largely reflecting continuing benign global market conditions. Long-term interest rates remained low despite monetary tightening, as did spreads on private instruments, reflecting default rates that continue to be low.

Series:

Country Report No. 07/51

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 13, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451807028/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CANEA2007001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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