(BMO Financial Group - Economic Forecast) https://newsroom.bmo.com/ Banks and Insurance Companies Announce Canadian Business Growth Fund of up to $1B https://newsroom.bmo.com/index.php?s=2429&item=129114 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:02:00 -0500 https://newsroom.bmo.com/index.php?s=2429&item=129114 BMO 2016 North American Agriculture Report: U.S. Farmers Post Fourth Straight Bumper Crop While Foreign Exchange Conditions Benefit Canadian Producers https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-20-BMO-2016-North-American-Agriculture-Report-U-S-Farmers-Post-Fourth-Straight-Bumper-Crop-While-Foreign-Exchange-Conditions-Benefit-Canadian-Producers <p>U.S. crop yields soar 14 per cent above trend, but benchmark crop prices fall to lowest level since mid-2000s </p><p></p><p>Canada composite yields improve while producers benefit from lower loonie</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:32:24 -0500 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-20-BMO-2016-North-American-Agriculture-Report-U-S-Farmers-Post-Fourth-Straight-Bumper-Crop-While-Foreign-Exchange-Conditions-Benefit-Canadian-Producers MEDIA ADVISORY / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: BMO Experts Available for Market Commentary Ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Rate Decision https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-14-MEDIA-ADVISORY-INTERVIEW-OPPORTUNITY-BMO-Experts-Available-for-Market-Commentary-Ahead-of-U-S-Federal-Reserve-Rate-Decision Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-14-MEDIA-ADVISORY-INTERVIEW-OPPORTUNITY-BMO-Experts-Available-for-Market-Commentary-Ahead-of-U-S-Federal-Reserve-Rate-Decision BMO Capital Markets to Host Inaugural Healthcare Conference https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-09-BMO-Capital-Markets-to-Host-Inaugural-Healthcare-Conference <p>- Inaugural event to feature industry leaders from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies with a focus on therapeutics </p><p></p><p>- Leading institutional investors and key company executives will be in attendance </p><p></p><p>- Discussions to include potential impact from changing industry dynamics and expectations around a Trump presidency</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-09-BMO-Capital-Markets-to-Host-Inaugural-Healthcare-Conference BMO Global Asset Management Releases Five-Year Outlook Report https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-08-BMO-Global-Asset-Management-Releases-Five-Year-Outlook-Report Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0500 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-08-BMO-Global-Asset-Management-Releases-Five-Year-Outlook-Report MEDIA ADVISORY / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY - BMO Experts Available for Market Commentary Ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve Rate Decision https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-07-MEDIA-ADVISORY-INTERVIEW-OPPORTUNITY-BMO-Experts-Available-for-Market-Commentary-Ahead-of-U-S-Federal-Reserve-Rate-Decision Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-12-07-MEDIA-ADVISORY-INTERVIEW-OPPORTUNITY-BMO-Experts-Available-for-Market-Commentary-Ahead-of-U-S-Federal-Reserve-Rate-Decision Toy Sales to Surge in Strong U.S. Holiday Retail Season, even as Black Friday Excitement Fades - BMO Experts https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-11-22-Toy-Sales-to-Surge-in-Strong-U-S-Holiday-Retail-Season-even-as-Black-Friday-Excitement-Fades-BMO-Experts <p>- Holiday shopping season seen vibrant amid job and wage growth</p><p></p><p>- Toys experiencing a fifth consecutive year of growth</p><p></p><p>- American retail sales (excluding autos and gas stations) expected to rise 4 percent year over year this holiday season</p><p></p><p>- Retailers' early sale promotions reduce some excitement around Black Friday</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:53:39 -0500 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-11-22-Toy-Sales-to-Surge-in-Strong-U-S-Holiday-Retail-Season-even-as-Black-Friday-Excitement-Fades-BMO-Experts BMO Blue Book: Saskatchewan Economy Sees Modest Increases Despite Continued Ripple Effect of Weak Oil and Gas Sector https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Saskatchewan-Economy-Sees-Modest-Increases-Despite-Continued-Ripple-Effect-of-Weak-Oil-and-Gas-Sector <p>- Province's GDP expected to advance 0.5% compared to last year</p><p></p><p>- Agriculture shows reason for optimism, undeterred by implications of oil and gas in other areas of housing and mining</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Saskatchewan-Economy-Sees-Modest-Increases-Despite-Continued-Ripple-Effect-of-Weak-Oil-and-Gas-Sector BMO Blue Book: Quebec's Economy Growing at Steady Pace and Set to Benefit From U.S. Demand and Improved Business Confidence https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Quebecs-Economy-Growing-at-Steady-Pace-and-Set-to-Benefit-From-U-S-Demand-and-Improved-Business-Confidence <p>- Real GDP will likely grow 1.4 per cent this year, up from 1.1 per cent in 2015</p><p></p><p>- Export momentum is picking up and the stabilized fiscal landscape is supportive of business investment</p><p></p><p>- The jobless rate has fallen to 7 per cent, the lowest level in just over a decade, but demographic headwinds will keep trend growth below the national average</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Quebecs-Economy-Growing-at-Steady-Pace-and-Set-to-Benefit-From-U-S-Demand-and-Improved-Business-Confidence BMO Blue Book: Exports and Tourism Maintain Growth in Prince Edward Island's Economy, While Knowledge-Based and Tech Companies Become More Central to its Success https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Exports-and-Tourism-Maintain-Growth-in-Prince-Edward-Islands-Economy-While-Knowledge-Based-and-Tech-Companies-Become-More-Central-to-its-Success <p>- Real GDP growth expected to moderate slightly to 1.0 per cent this year </p><p></p><p>- U.S. demand and the weaker Canadian dollar anticipated to support exports and tourism </p><p></p><p>- Knowledge-based and high-tech companies, particularly in the aerospace sector, continue to grow </p><p></p><p>- Public sector restraint and slow population growth likely to remain a drag on the province's economy</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Exports-and-Tourism-Maintain-Growth-in-Prince-Edward-Islands-Economy-While-Knowledge-Based-and-Tech-Companies-Become-More-Central-to-its-Success BMO Blue Book: Growth in Ontario to Exceed National Average for Third Consecutive Year https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Growth-in-Ontario-to-Exceed-National-Average-for-Third-Consecutive-Year <p>- Labour market continues to perform well upheld by gains in construction and professional services </p><p></p><p>- Exporters benefiting from weak currency, sturdy U.S. demand and lower oil prices </p><p></p><p>- GDP growth of 2.6 per cent expected in 2016 and 2.3 per cent in 2017, compared to 1.2 per cent, nationally, in 2016 and 2.0 per cent in 2017</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Growth-in-Ontario-to-Exceed-National-Average-for-Third-Consecutive-Year BMO Blue Book: Nova Scotia's Economic Growth Continues Upward https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Nova-Scotias-Economic-Growth-Continues-Upward <p>- Real GDP rose from 0.8 per cent in 2015 to 1.1 per cent in 2016</p><p></p><p>- Canada GDP growth expected to be 1.3 per cent in 2016, 2.1 per cent in 2017</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Nova-Scotias-Economic-Growth-Continues-Upward BMO Blue Book: Newfoundland & Labrador Faces Challenges, But Longer Term Prospects More Encouraging https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Newfoundland-Labrador-Faces-Challenges-But-Longer-Term-Prospects-More-Encouraging <p>- GDP contraction of 2.0 per cent expected in 2016, followed by growth of 0.7 cent in 2017</p><p></p><p>- Canada GDP growth expected to be 1.3 per cent in 2016, 2.1 per cent in 2017</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Newfoundland-Labrador-Faces-Challenges-But-Longer-Term-Prospects-More-Encouraging BMO Blue Book: New Brunswick Exports to Get Boost From U.S. Housing Recovery https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-New-Brunswick-Exports-to-Get-Boost-From-U-S-Housing-Recovery <p>- GDP growth of 0.5 per cent expected in 2016, 0.8 per cent in 2017</p><p></p><p>- Canada GDP growth expected to be 1.3 per cent in 2016, 2.1 per cent in 2017</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-New-Brunswick-Exports-to-Get-Boost-From-U-S-Housing-Recovery BMO Blue Book: Manitoba Economy Most Stable of All Provinces; Continues to Grow https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Manitoba-Economy-Most-Stable-of-All-Provinces-Continues-to-Grow <p>- Province's GDP expected to rise 2.4%, up slightly from 2015 levels</p><p></p><p>- Steady growth boosted by diverse economy, including strong manufacturing and service sectors</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Manitoba-Economy-Most-Stable-of-All-Provinces-Continues-to-Grow