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Dec 19, 2014, 09:55 ET

Canadian Businesses Lack Financial Means to Take Risks

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - While aversion to risk is commonly cited as one of the biggest obstacles to Canadian innovation, a new...

Dec 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

Economic outlook for the territories in 2015 is encouraging

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a slowdown in growth in 2014, due to lower commodity prices, the economic outlook for Canada's territories...

Dec 11, 2014, 09:00 ET

Doing business abroad pays dividends for Toronto's financial services sector and Canada's economy

OTTAWA, Dec.11, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto is commonly ranked among the top financial centres in the world and its global presence remains strong,...

Dec 09, 2014, 08:25 ET

Major hosted events and stronger global economy fuel Canadian tourism in 2015

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's tourism industry will strengthen in 2015 as an increased number of visitors attend major international...

Dec 04, 2014, 11:00 ET

Dr. Carl Amrhein to join The Conference Board of Canada as its Distinguished Research Chair

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada is pleased to announce the 5 year secondment of Dr. Carl Amrhein as its...

Dec 01, 2014, 09:18 ET

Canadian consumer confidence continues its decline in November -- Conference Board of Canada media advisory

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2014  /CNW/ - Todd Crawford, Senior Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, is available to comment on declining Canadian...

Nov 28, 2014, 09:00 ET

Black Friday, bright outlook for retail, wholesale, and transportation industry

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian retailers ringing up sales on Black Friday can expect to see sales growth this year, according to the...

Nov 27, 2014, 08:51 ET

Brighter days ahead for provincial economies

Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, and Manitoba to outshine other provinces, posting strongest GDP growth in 2015 OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ -...

Nov 20, 2014, 09:00 ET

Ontario's Funds Industry is Playing an Increasingly Valuable Role in the Province's Economy

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The value of mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETF) held in Ontario has grown by 90 per cent in the last...

Nov 20, 2014, 08:00 ET

Canada tops overall world ranking of food safety performance

HIGHLIGHTS - Canada and Ireland followed by France earned top grades among 17 OECD countries in an overall ranking of...

Nov 06, 2014, 09:00 ET

Canada's universities and colleges generate billions in economic activity

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Every dollar spent on post-secondary education creates $1.36 for the Canadian economy, according to a Conference...

Nov 04, 2014, 09:00 ET

Shortfalls in key skills prompt need for improvements in post secondary education sector

A high performing post-secondary education sector is a critical driver of economic performance and social well-being TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ -...

Nov 03, 2014, 09:11 ET

Strong performance in Canada's trade sector leads to growth for Canada's economy

OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Following a weak start to 2014, Canada's economic growth is picking up speed thanks to solid trade sector...

Oct 30, 2014, 09:00 ET

Modest Economic Growth Limits Salary Gains in 2015

An increasing number of organizations are struggling to recruit and retain employees OTTAWA, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian organizations are...

Oct 28, 2014, 08:00 ET

Canadian consumer confidence continues to slide - Conference Board of Canada media advisory

OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Todd Crawford, Senior Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, is available to comment on Canadian consumer...

Oct 27, 2014, 07:00 ET

Majority of Canadians Feel They Can't Afford to Retire

Employers also concerned about employees' ability to retire Link to publication:...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:49 ET

Canadians missing a beat over their own health

Too many Canadians are moving too little, sitting too long, and not eating or sleeping adequately. Link to publication:...

Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET

Prairie Cities to Remain Fastest Growing Metropolitan Economies in Canada over the Next Two Years

Link to publication: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-library/abstract.aspx?did=6556 OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary and...

Oct 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

Socio-economic conditions and cultural factors influence education and skills performance in the territories

Building a better understanding of the unique challenges facing the territories is required HIGHLIGHTS - The territories' Aboriginal...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

The right fiscal incentives key to boost economic growth and alleviate fiscal pressures

Tax incentive modernization would promote more innovation, commercialization of ideas, competitiveness and certainty which are key elements to...