BoC's Poloz: Not really seeing any misunderstandings with bank's message to market

Following the Bank of Canada's decision to raise the overnight rate target to 1.5%, Governor Stephen S. Poloz, and Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn A. Wilkins are now responding to questions from the press with key quotes, via Reuters, found below.

  • Felt appropriate to set aside risk of trade escalation, make policy on ‘basis of what has been announced’.
  • Happy to see that the housing market is stabilizing.
  • I'm not really seeing any misunderstandings with bank's message to market, today's adjustment was highly anticipated.

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The Bank of Canada monetary policy statement from July meeting.

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About Stephen Poloz (via bankofcanada.ca)

"Stephen S. Poloz was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective 3 June 2013, for a term of seven years. As Governor, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). He currently chairs both the BIS Audit Committee and the Consultative Council for the Americas."

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