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Finance Minister Joe Oliver has expressed concerns over excessive risk-taking by investors.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver has expressed concerns over excessive risk-taking by investors.
(SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

What lurks behind Oliver’s risk-taking fears

Joe Oliver’s concern about investors’ excessive risk-taking is, ultimately, all about inflation. The world’s fears of deflation spurred the extended easy monetary policies that have driven investors to risky assets – and complacency about inflation’s burgeoning return poses a simmering threat to financial market stability.