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April 16, 2019

The George Davis Report: April 2019 Edition

A monthly video series on the trajectory of the Canadian dollar

April 11, 2019

Climate Change is Reshaping the Investment Landscape

Climate change—by which we mean the increasing occurrence of extreme weather events such as freak storms, all-engulfing floods, or debilitating droughts—has been affecting the lives of a growing number of people.

April 9, 2019

Saudis Driving Oil Prices Higher

How will Saudi production cuts influence the global energy market? Helima Croft, our Global Head of Commodity Strategy, joined CNBC to discuss the drivers behind rising oil prices.

April 4, 2019

Hey Alexa, What’s Next for Voice Tech? Five Insights into a Voice-First World

The most common question people ask their voice tech assistant isn't “How's the weather?" Not anymore. Today, it's “Alexa, will you marry me?"

April 2, 2019

6 Priorities in Developing an IBOR Transition Program

How to transition the financial markets from interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative (nearly) risk-free rates (RFRs) across virtually all asset classes, including derivatives, futures, corporate bonds, loans, mortgages and other financial products?

March 27, 2019

The Future of Tech Talent

Shopify's COO Harley Finkelstein discusses the future of tech talent with RBC’s John Stackhouse in our ongoing innovation series.

March 21, 2019

Embracing Disruption at FI19 – 7 Key Takeaways

A record number of companies and investors joined us at this year’s RBCFI19 conference for two days of high-level networking, presentations and insights into the issues that matter most to our industry.

March 21, 2019

The Global Economic Outlook Amid Crosscurrents and Conflicting Signals

What is on the radar for the global economy and can a growth slowdown be averted? RBC Wealth Management’s Laura Cooper, Director and Head of FX Strategy and Solutions, discusses the rising geopolitical tensions, soft economic data in Europe and China, and global trade uncertainties that are underpinning the anxiety. This article was originally published by RBC Wealth Management.

March 14, 2019

What is Causing Australia’s Sudden Ultra-low Economic Growth?

Su-Lin Ong, Chief Economist and Head of Australian Research, discusses the slow growth rates in Australia, uncertainty over the global growth outlook, ongoing concerns around the housing market and the effect this is having on the Australian Dollar.


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