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CANADA BOC: BOC raises o/n rate target 25bp to 1.75%, as expected. 
Drops reference to 'gradual' approach. Says pol rate 'will need to rise 
to a neutral stance'. Tightening pace to depend on how econ adjusting to 
higher rates. Will also 'pay close attentn' to global trade pol 
developments. USMCA deal reduces trade pol uncertnty in North America. 
Raised biz investment,export projections on USMCA deal. But US-China 
trade conflict weighs on glob gwth,commod prices. Depsite fin mkt 
volatility, glob fin condtns accommodative. Global econ outlk remains 
'solid'. Temp factors pushing up infl shld fade in early 2019. Cdn econ 
continues to operate close to its potential and growth more balanced. 
Household cred growth moderating;hsg stabilizng. Wage growth remains 
moderate but to pick up in coming qrters. 2018 GDP 2.1% (rev from 2.0%); 
2019 2.1% (rev from 2.2%). 3Q GDP rev to 1.8% from 1.5%; to rebound to 
2.3% in 4Q. 2018 CPI at 2.4%, 2019 2.0%, 2020 at 2.0%. 

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