Canadian economy: Slowdown and rate cuts

May 06, 2024 with Daren King, CFA

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The Canadian economy is showing signs of slowing down. In this NBI podcast, National Bank Financial Markets' economist Daren King takes stock of the situation. He also discusses the possibility of the Bank of Canada cutting rates before the U.S. Federal Reserve and the impact of expected cuts on the economy and the housing market.

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Martin Lefebvre

Martin Lefebvre

Chief Investment Officer and Strategist, National Bank Investments

Martin Lefebvre Martin Lefebvre

Martin is the Chief Investment Officer of National Bank Investments responsible for the development investment soclutions and the management of tactical asset allocation mandates. With over 20 years of experience in financial markets, Martin also managed the portfolio management team at Private Banking 1859.


Daren King, CFA

Daren King, CFA

Economist, National Bank Financial Markets

Daren King, CFA Daren King, CFA

Daren King has been an economist within National Bank’s Economics and Strategy group since December 2020. In particular, he monitors the economic situation in the Canadian provinces, the real estate market and issues affecting the financial health of households.

Prior to joining the Economics and Strategy group, Daren worked as a senior advisor for personal financing solutions at National Bank. Among other mandates, he was responsible for monitoring the economic situation and its impact on business strategy. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from Quebec City’s Université Laval, as well as the CFA designation.