Bank of Canada holds rates steady as it eyes NAFTA fallout
The central bank opted to leave its key rate at 1.5 per cent Wednesday in spite of unexpectedly good economic conditions this summer.
“The bank is . . . monitoring closely the course of NAFTA negotiations and other trade policy developments, and the impact on the inflation outlook,” the bank said in a statement.
The bank added that “elevated trade tensions” remain a key risk to the global economy and are already depressing some commodity prices.