Dealmakers 2018: Why Poloz — not just Trump — will be driving deal flow on Bay Street

Corporate Canada’s financing decisions in the first half of the year were partly influenced by U.S. President Donald Trump’s outbursts, but they were also driven by the level-headed, low-key pronouncements of the Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz.

Debt issuance jumped nearly nine per cent in the first half to a record $105.8 billion as debt seekers, spurred by Poloz’s hawkish tone, looked to beat rising interest rates.

Broader economic trends are driving deal flow,” says

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