1/2 #StandardandPoor's #creditrating for Canada stands at AAA with stable outlook. #Moody's #creditrating for Canada was last set at Aaa with stable outlook. #Fitch's #creditrating for #Canada was last reported at AA+ with stable outlook. #DBRS's #creditrating for Canada is AAA
2/2 with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Canada thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. tradingeconomics.com/canada/rating #Canadacreditrating
1/2 #CanadaStocks Hit Fresh All-Time High
#CanadianDollar Hits 20-week High
#CanadaExports Beat Expectations, New All-Time High
#CanadaTrade Surplus Lower than Expected
#CanadaImports Rebound More than Expected
2/2 #CanadaBuildingPermits Rise to a Record High
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#CanadianEconomy Expands as Expected
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1/2 #Militaryexpenditure (% of GDP) in #Canada was reported at 1.4151 % in 2020, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. cont'd
2/2 #Canada - #Militaryexpenditure (% of GDP) - actual values, historical data, forecasts and projections were sourced from the World Bank on April of 2022. tradingeconomics.com/canada/militar…

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