(BMO Financial Group - Tips and Advice) https://newsroom.bmo.com/ 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 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 BMO Blue Book: British Columbia Growth Projection Leads All Provinces for Second Straight Year https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-British-Columbia-Growth-Projection-Leads-All-Provinces-for-Second-Straight-Year <p>- Province's GDP once again expected to rise 3%, more than twice the national average </p><p></p><p>- Housing market, non-energy exports and labour market among driving factors</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-British-Columbia-Growth-Projection-Leads-All-Provinces-for-Second-Straight-Year BMO Blue Book: Alberta Economy Contracts in 2016 As Result of Challenging Energy Sector https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Alberta-Economy-Contracts-in-2016-As-Result-of-Challenging-Energy-Sector <p>- Real GDP expected to fall 2.3 per cent, following a 4 per cent dip in 2015, but on track to return to slow growth in 2017 </p><p></p><p>- Downturn of energy sector spilling into other industries and exacerbated by lost production during Fort McMurray wildfire</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Alberta-Economy-Contracts-in-2016-As-Result-of-Challenging-Energy-Sector BMO Blue Book: Provincial Drivers Shift But National Landscape Positioned for Continued Growth https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Provincial-Drivers-Shift-But-National-Landscape-Positioned-for-Continued-Growth <p>- Canada's GDP likely to rise 1.2% this year, and accelerate to 2% in 2017 </p><p></p><p>- Provincial levels range from strong growth to recession levels, with substantial changes to the country's leaders compared to past years</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-10-06-BMO-Blue-Book-Provincial-Drivers-Shift-But-National-Landscape-Positioned-for-Continued-Growth Female Entrepreneurs More Confident Than Men in Making Risk-Related Decisions: BMO Wealth Report https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-09-29-Female-Entrepreneurs-More-Confident-Than-Men-in-Making-Risk-Related-Decisions-BMO-Wealth-Report <p>More than 75 percent of women entrepreneurs are confident about making risk-related business decisions, compared to 66 percent of men</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-09-29-Female-Entrepreneurs-More-Confident-Than-Men-in-Making-Risk-Related-Decisions-BMO-Wealth-Report Reducing or Eliminating Debt is Americans' Primary Financial Goal: BMO Wealth Report https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-08-29-Reducing-or-Eliminating-Debt-is-Americans-Primary-Financial-Goal-BMO-Wealth-Report <p>- Millennials worry about savings more than any other age group</p><p></p><p>- Over 40 percent of Americans are concerned about being unprepared for unexpected expenses</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:20:52 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-08-29-Reducing-or-Eliminating-Debt-is-Americans-Primary-Financial-Goal-BMO-Wealth-Report BMO Report: Canadian Millennials are Summer's Smartest Spenders https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-08-04-BMO-Report-Canadian-Millennials-are-Summers-Smartest-Spenders <p>- Millennials are on par with older generations for setting budgets in advance of a season of high spending </p><p></p><p>- Millennials are the most likely age group to pay off their credit card balances in full, and the least likely age group to carry a large credit card balance </p><p></p><p>- Millennials are the least likely of any age group to use summer as an excuse to spend without considering long-term implications</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 06:00:00 -0400 https://newsroom.bmo.com/2016-08-04-BMO-Report-Canadian-Millennials-are-Summers-Smartest-Spenders