Poloz: we will proceed cautiously on rates

27 Sep 2017 07:04 PM

Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, made the following statement:

  • There is no predetermined path of interest rates, here we depend on economic data.
  • Monetary stimulus in 2015 is no longer needed.
  • We will watch developments in financial markets, including long-term interest rate movements and the exchange rate.
  • It is difficult to know the appropriate course of interest rates because of the uncertainty surrounding inflation expectations.
  • The economy has made significant progress, but we can't be sure how long it may continue or remain.
  • Recent economic data clearly indicate that the economy to grow moderately in the second half of the year.
  • The Bank of Canada will monitor economic capacity, the impact of technology on inflation, wage growth, and household debt.
  • Business investments has been strong in all areas during the first half of the year.
  • Confident of economic progress, but we can't be sure how far that will be.
  • The economic progress we have made tells us that the easing policy we adopted in 2015 was the right thing to do.
  • We will continue to deal cautiously with the situation, promote economic growth and maintain the inflation target.

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