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PLYMOUTH, Wisc., Oct 8- Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Wednesday again urged the U.S. central bank to be "exceptionally patient" on raising rates, noting downside risks to both growth and inflation. The Fed has kept interest rates near zero since December 2008 and has bought trillions of dollars of long-term securities to push borrowing...
NEW YORK- World Business Forum in New York. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talks about the global economy and the recent G20 finance ministers meeting in a discussion sponsored by the Peterson Institute- 1245 GMT. ALBUQUERQUE- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy before an economic forum hosted by the Federal...
KRISTIANSAND, Norway- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Jon Nicolaisen and Norges Bank Investment Management Chief Risk Officer Jan Thomsen address Norges Bank's regional network in Kristiansand. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's central bank Governor Stefan Ingves will hold a presentation for the Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies/SIFR Finance panel.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, U.S. Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participate in open meeting of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans in Washington- 1300 GMT. RICHMOND- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy hold two-day conference on "The Labor Market After the Great...
LONDON- Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member David Miles speaks at London School of Economics and Political Science- 1730 GMT. VIENNA- ECB Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger speaks at the annual supervisory conference in Vienna on the topic: "National supervision within a European system- getting the balance right"- 0745 GMT.
LONDON- Bank of England holds quarterly Financial Policy Committee meeting. Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke speaks before the National Association for Business Economics annual meeting in Chicago- 1615 GMT.
Sept 18- Bank of Montreal was sued on Thursday by a trustee liquidating two Florida funds that claimed to have lost money in a Ponzi scheme operated by Minnesota businessman Thomas Petters.
COPENHAGEN, Sept 4- Denmark's Simcorp, a provider of software and services to the financial sector, expects to get back on track in the United States within a year, after replacing poorly performing managers, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.
*Bank of Canada had forecast growth of 2.5 pct; market +2.7 pct. OTTAWA, Aug 29- Strong consumer spending and a jump in exports helped the Canadian economy bounce back from a weather-restrained first quarter, with annualized growth of 3.1 percent in the second quarter after a downwardly revised 0.9 percent in the first.
TORONTO, Aug 26- Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal posted higher third-quarter profits on Tuesday, benefiting from gains at their traditional Canadian lending arms as well as the impact of buoyant capital markets.
TORONTO, Aug 22- Royal Bank of Canada on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected increase in quarterly earnings, driven by strong results from its wealth management and capital markets divisions. Shares in the bank hit a lifetime high of C $82.15 early on Friday before easing 1.2 percent to C $80.67 on a negative day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The annual inflation rate fell to 2.1 percent in July from 2.4 percent in June, a touch above the Bank of Canada's 2 percent target but lower than the 2.2 percent forecast of economists in a Reuters survey.
Canada's largest bank reported net income of C $2.38 billion, or C $1.59 a share, for the third quarter ended July 31, compared with C $2.29 billion, or C $1.51 a share, a year earlier.
TORONTO, Aug 8- Standard& Poor's said on Friday it had revised its outlook on Canadian banks to "negative," due to concerns the government is becoming less willing to bail out banks in the event of a financial crisis.
OTTAWA, Aug 8- Canada's economy created a net 200 jobs in July, far fewer than analysts had expected, while labor force participation fell to a fresh 13- year low, the country's statistical agency reported on Friday.
OTTAWA, June 20- Costlier energy unexpectedly pushed Canada's annual inflation rate to a 27- month high of 2.3 percent in May from 2.0 percent in April, while a rise in the core rate also put pressure on the Bank of Canada to tone down its low-inflation concerns.
*Ratio 163.2 pct in Q1 and 163.9 pct in Q4. *Ratio hit a record 164.1 pct in Q3; rose through recession. In relative terms, the decline in the first quarter was tiny for a measure that jumped from 108.5 percent in early 2000 to 129.2 percent in 2006, and then rose inexorably in the following years as Canada avoided the real estate crash that afflicted the United States.
TORONTO, May 22- Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank topped second-quarter estimates on the back of low loan-loss provisions and stronger retail lending and wealth management income, spurring shares of Canada's top two banks to all-time highs on Thursday.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 29- Western Canadian farmers still stuck with last year's harvest are turning to the government for credit help in record numbers, and insiders fear problems could cascade through the agricultural economy as the new planting season gets under way.
Some interesting developments could crop up in the new round of stress tests applied by the Fed on banks.