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David Parkinson

Economics Reporter

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Low rates, slow growth: Why loose policy isn’t working

When the global financial system had a meltdown in 2008, central banks cut interest rates to rock-bottom levels. The moves likely saved the world from a depression. But after eight years of crisis-level rates, the economy is barely staying afloat. Now, as many consumers rack up big debts while others squirrel away savings, it’s time to rethink policies that are proving ineffective at reviving growth

Oct 07, 2016

Time to break bad trade habits

Reviving the WTO as the focus of the kind of multilateral trade negotiations that produced the global trade boom in years past is in Canada’s best trade interest

Sep 21, 2016

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David Parkinson has been covering business and financial markets since 1990, and has been with The Globe and Mail since 2000. A Calgary native, he received a Southam Fellowship from the University of Toronto in 1999-2000, studying international political economics.

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