Retail sales are sluggish, as debt-ridden shoppers hold out for bargains. Retail sales are rebounding smartly, as consumers snap up an increasing volume of domestic goods.
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SYDNEY�The Australian dollar's hefty monthlong decline continued Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hinted the central bank might start winding back economic stimulus in the coming months.
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the loosening of fiscal and monetary policies in some countries may be increasing risks to the global economy.
Almost a year after the federal government's latest tightening of the rules for insured mortgages, the association that represents mortgage brokers has come out with a dire assessment of the effect of those changes.