Benjamin Tal

‘Blood-Thirsty,' ‘Uninformed' Investors Circling Canada's Economy: CIBC

HuffPost Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Business

Many global investors don't know enough about Canada to make informed decisions, CIBC says.

Toronto Tenants See Rent Double As Industry Argues Against Controls

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business

Stopping 100-per-cent rental rate hikes could come with its own problems.

CIBC: Trump Will Get Gobsmacked By Economy's ‘Alternative Facts'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Business

Simply put, Trump's plan won't work.

First-Time Buyers Face Tough Choices As Home Prices Soar

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Business

Would-be buyers are being forced to leave the cities they love.

Inequality Widening In Canada As More Land In Low-Wage Work: CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business

An ever-larger share of Canadians are working in below-average wage jobs, CIBC says.

Foreign Buyers And Insane Home Prices: Get Used To It, Toronto

YPNextHome | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business

Prospective homebuyers in Toronto -- get used to one thing: ever-increasing prices. Either that or move further out in the GTA. Or rent. These are the limited options -- and unfortunate unintended consequences -- caused by government policy and market forces in the Toronto area.

Business Lobby Groups Up In Arms Over 'Devastating' CPP Expansion

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business

But economists disagree.

You Won't Believe How Much Baby Boomers Are Set To Inherit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Business

Canadians aged 75-plus have $900 billion in net worth.

$30 Oil Better Than $40 Oil In Canada's 'Twilight Zone' Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Business

We'd be better of with lower oil prices and a lower loonie, CIBC says.

Liberals' Mortgage Down Payment Hike Will Hit The Wrong Cities: CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business

Struggling Calgary will be hit harder than overheating Vancouver.

CIBC: Free Trade Deals Becoming ‘Bureaucratic Nightmare'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Business

“Something is not working” with the free trade deals Canada has signed onto, CIBC World Markets says in a new report — but don’t expect the us...

Retiring Canadians Will See 'Steep Decline In Living Standards': CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

Though some of them may have a hard time believing it, the Canadians retiring today are the lucky ones. Their offspring face a “steep decline in liv...

Bad Sign: Canadian Consumer Insolvencies Are On The Rise

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business

In Alberta they rose 6.5 per cent, “the worst showing since the recession."

Sunny Freeman

Non-Permanent Residents A Force Too Large To Ignore: CIBC Report | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Business

Immigrants temporarily living in Canada are an economic force too large to ignore and any government actions to limit their numbers should be offset b...

What Oil Price Collapse? Canadian Profits At 27-Year High

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - CIBC World Markets says corporate profit margins hit a 27-year high in the fourth quarter and are likely to remain strong despite the recent...

Canadian Job Quality At Record Low, CIBC Says

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A major Canadian bank says job quality in Canada is at a record low and shows no sign of turning around.The CIBC Canadian employment quality...

Sliding Oil Prices Will Cost Ottawa Billions, ‘Re-Order' Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Business

The steep drop in oil prices in recent months will cost Canada’s federal government as much as $3 billion in lost revenue, according to an analysis ...

Airline's Flying Apartments To Be Staffed By Butlers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Business

The race between airlines to attract the world’s richest flyers just got kicked up a notch. We’ve heard about flying bedrooms and entertainment...

CIBC Economist, Analyst Duke It Out Over Housing Bubble

Financial Post | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

Benjamin Tal never imagined himself the defender of the Canadian housing market, but the deputy chief economist at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ...

Canada's Housing Market 'Flying Blind': CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Ever notice how everyone seems to be wrong about Canada’s housing market? The pessimists predicting a housing bubble collapse have been wrong so far...

University Degrees Losing Their Value: CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Business

A week before most first-year university students in Canada embark on their post-secondary journeys, a report released Monday says the value of a degr...

The Haves And Have-Nots Of Canada's Job Market

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A CIBC report released Monday suggests Canada's economic prosperity is at risk due to a labour market split that sees high-demand positions ...

Our Housing Crash Won’t Be Like America’s: CIBC

CP | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The news out of Canada's real estate market isn't good, but the country will avoid a U.S.-style real estate meltdown, CIBC said Tuesday. ...

Will Demographics Rescue Canada From Housing Armageddon?

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Business

A downturn in the housing market may not be as bad as feared because the important 25-34 age group will continue to buy houses — some with help from...

Rachel Mendleson

Rising Gas Prices Like A 7% Income Tax Hike: Economist | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Business

Inflation over the past year on gas alone has done as much damage to Canadians' bottom line as a seven per cent income tax hike, a CIBC economist says...