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Bank of Canada says low rates will 'mitigate' shock of battered oil prices
Patrick Doyle/BloombergThe bank is leaving its overnight rate - which guides lending levels between financial institutions - on hold at 0.75%, saying 'we judge that the current degree of monetary stimulus is still appropriate.
Bank of Canada holds firm on low rates, but gives little guidance for the path ahead  
Loonie closes almost half a cent higher in wake of rate decision  
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Top stories

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Encana Corp (ECA.TO), Canada's largest natural gas producer, said on Wednesday it plans to raise up to C$1.44 billion ($1.16 billion) through a secondary share issue as the company looks to bolster a balance sheet ...
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. wants the power to refuse to haul dangerous goods, a signal it has grown weary of the risks and regulations that accompany the business of hauling oil.
Fewer Manitoba/Saskatchewan residents contributed to their RRSPs this year, but the average amount contributed was higher, according to a new Bank of Montreal survey.
At the beginning of the year, the Conference Board of Canada predicted Alberta will go into recession. Members of the Board met in Calgary at the Palliser Hotel and Chief Economist, Greg Hodgson says that prediction may have been optimistic.
Gnashing of teeth and rending of garments followed the news that the average price of a detached home in Toronto has jumped above $1-million for the first time.

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Bank of Canada daily digest

Money markets Change
Overnight rate 0.776% -0.0070
Corporate paper, 1 month 0.860% 0.00
Treasury bill, 1 month 0.570% +0.0100
Inflation
Total consumer price index 1.00% -0.5000
Interest rates
10 year bond 1.86% +0.0500
Prime business rate 2.85% 0.00
Conventional mortgage, 5 yrs 4.74% -0.0500