Bank of Canada will follow Fed in any devaluation

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Bank of Canada Ready to Match U.S. Fed

From Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News
Friday, September 24, 2010

http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/09/24/carney-rates-fed-cnbc.html

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney said Friday any decision by the American central bank to increase the American money supply would not result in U.S. and Canadian monetary policy heading in opposite directions.

Carney, interviewed on New York-based CNBC, said the same changes in the economic outlook that would lead to moves by the Federal Reserve would also prompt the Bank of Canada to change from its recent course of raising interest rates.

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday it would continue to monitor the economic outlook and "is prepared to provide additional accommodation if needed to support the economic recovery."

That was widely seen as a sign the Fed is prepared to expand the use of its $2.3-trillion balance sheet to more aggressively buy U.S. treasury bonds in a move to push interest rates lower to encourage bank lending to business and consumer spending.

Carney said recent signs of American economic weakness are of "some concern" to Canada, given that 85 per cent of this country's exports go to the U.S., and the extent to which both the housing and auto industries in both countries are tied to each other.

Also during the interview, Carney repeated that the Bank of Canada has raised rates recently out of continuing concerns about the growing level of Canadians' personal debt.



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