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Lower interest rates for variable rate mortgages, lines of credit and other loans could boost consumer spending.
BMO economist says dollar could dip below $0.70 before it starts to recover.
Lower oil prices will continue to drag on performance.
One in ten of the “microbusinesses” needed only $2,500 or less to get started, poll finds.
Manufacturers and exporters should see a boost in demand thanks to growth in the US and a lower Canadian loonie.
According to BMO poll, Canadians expect to need personal savings and part time jobs to compliment CPP income.
Economists believe the central bank won’t budge off 1% until the first quarter of 2015, perhaps even later.
Credit unions best for small business; among the big banks, CIBC still the worst.
BMO report predicts 13,000 news jobs by the end of 2016.
Move would hinge on Canadian economic growth keeping its momentum.
Still adding full-time jobs monthly despite economic concerns.
A BMO survey shows the US is still the most popular market by a wide margin for Canadian companies looking to expand internationally, with the EU ranked second.
Canada’s banks assure Flaherty budget balancing is do-able by 2015.
The threat of a global economic slump hasn’t cooled the confidence of Canadian private companies, according to global consulting company PwC’s insights survey; in fact, they’re hotter than ever for growth and expansion.