Trudeau Unveils $10.5 Billion in Tax Cuts to Keep Up With Trump

Canada’s cumulative 5-year budget deficit to rise to $83.5 billion as the Liberal Government unveiled corporate tax breaks to businesses worth $10.5 billion, allowing businesses to write-off capital investments more quickly. This decision is bound to increase government borrowings and debt issuances. Source: Bloomberg Justin Trudeau is offering tax breaks to business instead of cutting…

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Show me the Case for AI in Capital Markets

Capital markets are poised to be transformed by artificial intelligence (AI). Most firms have focused on using technologies to reduce costs, but AI has the potential to create value across organizations in new transformative ways. Source: Accenture Ours is an industry that has shown a willingness and ability to capitalize on emerging ideas, using them to differentiate…

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RBC Prepares to Blaze Trail With New Bail-In Eligible Bonds

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The Royal Bank of Canada will be the first Canadian financial institution to sell bail-in eligible securities. The bail-in eligible securities can be converted into equity should a bank get into trouble and will eventually replace deposit notes for Canadian banks. Source: Bloomberg Royal Bank of Canada is getting ready to sell the country’s first…

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The Best Investments in Case of an Inverted Yield Curve

The yield curve has fallen to its flattest level since the 2007-09 recession which can cause bond-market investors to take notice and start bracing for a possible inversion. Traditionally safe assets like long- and short-term bonds have fared a bit better following yield-curve inversions. Source: Wall Street Journal The yield curve—the difference between the interest…

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Apple, Oracle Dump Bonds and Create $300 Billion Hole in Market

As U.S. tax cuts prompt Apple Inc. and other tech companies to bring home their overseas cash hoards, it’s leaving a void in the market for short-term corporate bonds, where those firms had invested much of the money. That’s now making it more expensive for other companies to borrow. Source: Bloomberg   Once the biggest buyers of short-dated corporate…

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