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Canadian retail sales back at pre-pandemic levels

Statistics Canada reports consumers returning with pent-up demand, but economists foresee slowdown with end of government aid

National Bank gives Shopify target a 47% increase

Canadian ecommerce firm shares are seen as a strong bet despite cooling from recent gains

New coalition of leaders launch Black Opportunities Fund

Starlight Capital CEO and vice-chairman at National Bank just two of the executives spearheading fight against systematic racism

Canada eyes longer-term debt to sustain borrowing binge

Strategy has potential to complicate matters for firms raising money in bond markets

Canada's debt plan could disrupt the bond market

Ottawa is considering a move to longer-term borrowing but there are risks

Black Canadian finance pros launch investment fund

The fund will invest in Black-controlled companies to boost diversity and address systemic racism

How practices will change thanks to COVID-19

National Bank Financial advisor believes pandemic will speed up evolution of industry

Canada loses two million jobs in April

Decline is biggest on record but only half of what economists had expected

Social media is fuelling market fear, says advisor

Day-to-day volatility is a challenge and perspective must be provided to clients, he added

Why Canada is odds-on to follow Fed cut

After Fed slashes rates, Bank of Canada may now have no choice but to join in