Market Notices - Bank of Canada
Release of the 2017 Bank of Canada FMI Oversight Activities Annual Report

The Bank of Canada today published the 2017 annual report on its oversight of payment clearing and settlement systems, which are also known as financial market infrastructures or FMIs.
Government of Canada Debt Distribution Framework Review Consultations

A consultation document pertaining to the design of the Government of Canada debt distribution framework, prepared jointly by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, is being made public today.
Bank of Canada Announces Lower Target for Settlement Balances to Reinforce the Target for the Overnight Rate

Effective Thursday, 22 March 2018, the Bank is reducing the target for the minimum daily level of settlement balances to $250 million, from its current level of $500 million.
Bank of Canada announces creation of working group to develop new term risk-free interest rate benchmark

The Bank of Canada today announced the creation of the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate Working Group (CARR), sponsored by the Canadian Fixed-Income Forum (CFIF), to identify and seek to develop a new term risk-free Canadian dollar interest rate benchmark.
Summary of Comments – 2018–19 Debt Management Strategy Consultations

Today, the 2018–19 Debt Management Strategy Consultations Summary is being published in conjunction with the release of the Government of Canada’s Debt Management Strategy for 2018–19.
The Government will not proceed with next week’s Ultra-Long bond auction

The Government of Canada announced today that its criteria for ultra-long bond issuance were not met and as a result, the Government will not be issuing ultra-long bonds this quarter.
Bank of Canada Announces a Reduction to the Minimum Amount of Government of Canada Nominal Bonds it Acquires at Auction

The Bank of Canada announced today that it is decreasing its minimum purchase amount of nominal bonds at auctions to 13 per cent from the current 14 per cent level, effective immediately.
Discontinuation of weekly statistical reporting via Market Trade Reporting System

The Government of Canada and the Bank of Canada announced today that, starting in January 2018, Government Securities Distributors (GSDs) will no longer be required to submit weekly statistical reports via the Market Trade Reporting System (MTRS) operated by the Bank of Canada.
Debt Management Strategy Consultations – 2018-19

The Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada are seeking views of Government Securities Distributors, institutional investors, and other interested parties on issues related to the design and operation of the Government of Canada’s domestic debt program for 2018-19 and beyond.
Government of Canada considering issuing more ultra-long bonds

The Government of Canada announced today that it is considering issuing more ultra-long bonds in the near future, subject to favourable market conditions.
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