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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 14, 2016  

BMO joins chorus of economists predicting interest rate cut

Lower interest rates for variable rate mortgages, lines of credit and other loans could boost consumer spending.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 6, 2016  

Loonie dips below 71 cents US for first time since 2003

BMO economist says dollar could dip below $0.70 before it starts to recover.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
January 6, 2016  

Canada’s big banks predict rocky economy this year

Lower oil prices will continue to drag on performance.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General Operations
October 8, 2015  

Half of microbusinesses able to launch with $100,000 or less: BMO

One in ten of the “microbusinesses” needed only $2,500 or less to get started, poll finds.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
January 7, 2015  

Falling oil prices will shift power balance among provinces, BMO economist says

Manufacturers and exporters should see a boost in demand thanks to growth in the US and a lower Canadian loonie.

News General
January 30, 2014  

Majority counting on CPP for retirement; others will rely on lottery: poll

According to BMO poll, Canadians expect to need personal savings and part time jobs to compliment CPP income.

News Business Operations Production
November 19, 2013  

OECD calls for Bank of Canada rate to hit 2.25% by late 2015

Economists believe the central bank won’t budge off 1% until the first quarter of 2015, perhaps even later.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Production
May 22, 2013  

Smaller businesses face bigger banking challenges

Credit unions best for small business; among the big banks, CIBC still the worst.

News Construction Business Operations Operations Technology
March 1, 2013  

Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge ahead of the pack

BMO report predicts 13,000 news jobs by the end of 2016.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
January 11, 2013  

BoC could raise rates 0.5% this year, says RBC outlook

Move would hinge on Canadian economic growth keeping its momentum.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
August 13, 2012  

Bright spots in July’s dim jobs report: TD

Still adding full-time jobs monthly despite economic concerns.

News Business Operations
May 17, 2012  

US, EU top Canadian trade choices: BMO survey

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.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
March 6, 2012  

Flaherty: Ontario has fundamental budgeting problems

Canada’s banks assure Flaherty budget balancing is do-able by 2015.

News Business Operations
October 12, 2011  

Private companies hot on growth, despite slump

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.