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BoC Holds Interest Rate at 4.5%

CBC News | Pete Evans | April 12, 2023

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The Bank of Canada decided to hold its interest rate steady at 4.5 per cent on Wednesday while the impact of its previous rate hikes filters down through the economy.

  • The Bank of Canada's decision to hold interest rates was expected as they had previously signaled a pause in rate hikes. After reducing rates during the pandemic, the bank had aggressively raised them eight times between March 2022 and February 2023 due to high inflation.
  • Inflation peaked at over eight percent in June 2022 but has since cooled to around five percent.
  • The bank's decision to hold rates will likely have a stabilizing effect on the economy by keeping borrowing costs low and supporting consumer spending and business investment.

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