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Canada Affirmed at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable

Canada's 'AAA' ratings balance structural strengths against relatively high general government indebtedness. The rating draws support from its advanced, well-diversified and high-income economy.

Canada Credit Card ABS Finishes 2018 with Continued Solid Performance

Chargeoffs and delinquencies on Canadian credit card ABS fell to near record lows to close out 2018, despite a continued rise in household debt, and Fitch Ratings expects chargeoffs to remain below 3.00% heading into the first quarter of 2019, according to Fitch Ratings' latest credit card index.

Canadian Bank Bail-in Leads to Lower Support Ratings, Floors

Recently implemented bail-in rules for Canadian domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) will lead to a lowering of their support ratings (SRs) and Support Rating Floors (SRFs) in first-quarter 2019. 

2019 Outlook: Global Housing and Mortgage

Stretched affordability and overheated home prices in several major cities have been key themes of our global housing and mortgage outlooks for the past five years. Now as part of our 2019 Outlooks series, we take a forward look at this sector for the year ahead.

 

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Outlooks 2019

2019 Outlook- Headwinds Rising for Canada

Canada ​remains in good shape economically heading 2019, but some stiffer tests are on the horizon, according to Fitch Ratings.​

Canadian CMBS Loan Defaults and Losses Remain Low

Defaults and losses for Canadian CMBS loans remain very low despite the Great Recession, the 2014 global oil price decline and the Fort McMurray wildfires, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest Canadian CMBS loan default and loss study. 

The Diverging Provincial Debt Picture

Senior Director Marcy Block says Canadian debt issues are being felt more acutely at the provincial level and that rising debt in Ontario and Alberta increasingly contrast with debt levels in Quebec.

Canada Growth Helps Debt Ratio Fall As Deficits Persist

Canada's economic growth rates support our view that the gross general government debt (GGGD) ratio will decline, although modest fiscal loosening increases exposure to unexpected downturns, Fitch Ratings says. 

Fitch on Canada: Headwinds Rising in 2019

Canada remains in good shape economically heading into next year, though some stiffer tests are on the horizon according to analysts from both Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions at a 'Fitch on Canada' breakfast held last week in Toronto.

Stable Outlook for Canadian Banks; Growing Risks Mitigated by Solid Financial Strength

Over the course of 2019-2022, Fitch expects loan impairment ratios among Canadian banks to normalize from currently low levels (averaging 55bps for the largest seven banks at July 2018) in the context of rising interest rates, high household debt, a softening housing market and a projected slowdown in economic growth.

U.S. and Canadian E&P Transactions

Activity continues to slow and Permian volumes and valuations remain robust according to a Fitch Ratings report. View the new interactive Oil & Gas Valuation Heatmap for transaction comparison and deals by county. Compare yearly data and read the full report

What Debt Crunch? Canadian Credit Card ABS Still Stable

Canadian consumers are adeptly keeping up with rising household debt and still paying their credit card balances on time with chargeoffs and delinquencies remaining stable, according to Fitch Ratings' latest credit card index.

Compare Airports by Size, Ratings, and Carrier Hub

Our new airport data map details the financial profiles of Fitch-rated airports in North America using an interactive visualization.
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