The Hub: News & Events for January 10, 2019

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Central 1 News you need to know

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement
The Bank of Canada left its policy rates unchanged in response to weaker economic growth. Weaker than expected oil prices, housing activity and consumer spending prompted a downward revision to Canada's near-term growth forecasts.

B.C. population rises above five million (Business in Vancouver, article by Bryan Yu, Central 1's deputy chief economist)
B.C. hit a new milestone as its population surpassed five million people for the first time on record as of October 1, 2018.
Central 1 Events

April 24-25, 2019
Member Forum 
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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April 25, 2019
Central 1 AGM
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

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September 8-10, 2019
Momentum Summit & Trade Show
Westin Harbor Castle, Toronto

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Industry News

Treat rallying loonie with a 'heavy dose of skepticism': Rosenberg (BNN Bloomberg)

Bank of Canada once again faces the dilemma of a two-speed economy: Don Pittis (CBC)

Canada's Economic Outlook Gets Downgrade From Bank Of Canada, But Quick Rebound Expected (Huffington Post)


Square opens up payment system to app developers with SDK (IT Business)

Alipay's Vancouver head office scores major advances in Canada (Business in Vancouver)

Motiv ring to provide biometric payments later this year (Biometric Update)


Bitcoin declines as cryptocurrencies take a sudden lurch lower (BNN Bloomberg)

Industry Events

January 22-23, 2019
A Shared Vision
Delta Ottawa City Centre

February 19-20, 2019
Global Alliance for Banking on Values
Vancouver Convention Centre

March 27-29, 2019
Ontario Credit Union Conference
Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel

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May 5-8, 2019
2019 National Conference for Canada's Credit Unions
Winnipeg Convention Centre

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