Canada to end 7 a.m. release of key economic data

photoOTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s statistics agency will end its long-running practice of releasing key employment and inflation data at 7 a.m. (1200 GMT) as of April – to the great relief of journalists and economists from coast to coast. Starting next April, Statistics Canada will move the release time of monthly data on jobless numbers and inflation to 8:30 a.m., an official said on Thursday. The change means that all economic data from the federal agency will now be released at 8:30 a.m. …