Following the Bank of Canada’s (BOC) decision to hike the policy rate by 100 basis points to 2.5% in July, Governor Tiff Macklem is delivering his remarks on the policy outlook and responding to questions from the press.
“Front-loading interest rate response will help cool domestic inflationary pressures.”
“100-bp hike reflects concern that the risk that high inflation could become entrenched has gone up.”
“Our aim is to get rates to the top-end or slightly above neutral range quickly.”
“Economic slowdown is needed, there’s lots of room to reduce job vacancies without materially reducing employment.”
USD/CAD trades deep in negative territory following these comments and was last seen losing 0.5% on the day at 1.2955.
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