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This area covers policies and regulations, such as prudential or consumer regulations, as well as technology and other competitive pressures affecting the financial services industry, financial markets and the financial system as a whole, and their ability to effectively perform their core economic functions.

Mortgage Insurance Deductibles: An Idea Whose Time Hasn't Come
July 19, 2017 - Thorsten V. Koeppl and James MacGee
Ottawa should reject a “blunt” option it is considering to address the build-up of risky mortgages in the housing sector, according to the latest C.D. Howe report. In Mortgage Insurance Deductibles:...
Spendthrifts and Savers: Are Canadians Acting Like they are “House Poor” or “House Rich”?
June 6, 2017 - Jeremy Kronick
House rich, big-spending Canadians are taking a gamble on the risk of an economic shock in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Spendthrifts and Savers: Are Canadians...
Blockchain Technology – What’s in Store for Canada’s Economy and Financial Markets?
February 2, 2017 - Thorsten V. Koeppl and Jeremy Kronick
Canadian regulators need to start preparing now for the rapidly approaching blockchain revolution, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Blockchain Technology – What’s in Store...
Playing from Strength: Canada’s Trade Deal Priorities for Financial Services
November 29, 2016 - Daniel Schwanen, Jeremy Kronick and Ramya Muthukumaran
Despite trade deals facing opposition, Canada still has key opportunities to expand its global presence, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Playing from Strength: Canada’s...
Takeover Rules: In Support of the Longer Minimum Bid Period
November 10, 2016 - Sharon Geraghty
Securities regulators made the right move this year when they extended the minimum bid period for takeover bids in Canada, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Takeover Rules: In Support of the...
Swimming with Whales: How to Encourage Competition from Small Banks
October 4, 2016 - John Jason
Ottawa should consider new regulatory approaches to bolster the role of smaller financial institutions if it is to achieve its goals of enhancing quality, price and innovation in that sector,...
Jeremy M. Kronick - The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeremy M. Kronick To: Financial Advice Community Date: February 14, 2018 Re: The Importance of Changes to Financial Advice Disruption is coming to the financial services and advice sector, and...
Robson, Kronick, Hui - The Durability of the Current Expansion
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson, Jeremy M. Kronick, and Nikki Hui To: Worried Canadian Stock Market Watchers Date: February 12, 2018 Re: The durability of the current expansion A slumping stock market –...
Kronick and Omran - China and Australia, Lessons for Canada’s Financial Sector
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeremy Kronick and Farah Omran To:  François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade Date: January 17, 2018 Re: China and Australia, Lessons for Canada’s Financial Sector China...

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