IMF consultation approves Canada inflation target

CANADA - The International Monetary Fund said in a statement following its annual article IV consultation that there appeared to be no compelling reason for the Bank of Canada to change its inflation target.

"Directors observed, in the context of reaching a decision this year on a new inflation target, the current 1% to 3% range has served Canada well, and its credibility has helped to enhance the effectiveness of the floating exchange rate regime in buffering the economy against external shoc