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La confiance des consommateurs québécois augmente en septembre

La confiance des consommateurs québécois augmente en septembre

Selon le Conference Board du Canada, la proportion de Québécois estimant que le moment est propice à la réalisation d’un achat important, tel qu’une propriété, était de 46 % en septembre, soit trois points de pourcentage de plus que la...
Canadian Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

Canadian Home Sales Fall Slightly in August

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), monthly home sales were down 3.8 per cent in August 2018 compared to the same month of last year. “The new stress-test on mortgage applicants implemented earlier this year continues to weigh on national home...
Decrease in Housing Starts in Québec in August 2018

Decrease in Housing Starts in Québec in August 2018

According to preliminary data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), there were 1,819 housing starts in Québec centres with 10,000 or more inhabitants in August 2018. This represents a drop of 31 per cent compared to August of last year. The...

Record Month of August for Québec’s Real Estate Market

Québec’s real estate market set a new sales record in August. Statistics from the real estate brokers’ Centris provincial database show that 6,351 sales were concluded across the province, which represents a 7 per cent increase compared to August of last...

The unemployment rate in Québec remains stable

According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, 4,253,300 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were held in Québec in August 2018, which represents 2,300 fewer jobs than the previous month. Compared to August of last year, this number represents an increase of 19,900...

Bank of Canada Maintains Overnight Rate Target at 1.5 Per Cent

Following an increase in July from 1.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent, the Bank of Canada today announced it was maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1.5 per cent. However, recent data reinforce the Governing Council’s assessment that higher interest rates will...