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Five Things To Watch For In The Canadian Business World This Week

Daniel Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International. Image: file photo, The Canadian Press.

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:

RBI earnings: Restaurant Brands International Inc. releases its fourth-quarter results and holds a conference call with analysts on Monday. RBI subsidiary Tim Hortons announced Feb. 6 that it is close to settling two class−action lawsuits brought against it by an association representing some of its frustrated franchisees.

Shopify update: Shopify Inc. will announce fourth−quarter results on Tuesday. The Ottawa−based tech giant recently announced it was launching a venture called Shopify Studios that will involve developing, producing and financing projects for both streaming platforms and traditional networks.

Bomber: Bombardier Inc. reports fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday. The Quebec−based plane and train maker said on Feb. 6 that it was “pleased” to learn that European antitrust authorities blocked a plan by manufacturing giants Siemens and Alstom to merge their rail operations. The deal would have created a large rival to Bombardier’s train unit.

CPPIB reports: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board releases third−quarter financial report on Thursday. The board said in November that it is “embracing disruption” and looking to cash in on emerging shifts in the global economy, such as a move towards autonomous cars and a growing, aging population.

TransCanada earnings: TransCanada Corp. will discuss its fourth−quarter results on Thursday. The Calgary−based company recently announced it has hired RBC to help it sell as much as a 75 per cent stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project designed to supply natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada facility on the West Coast at Kitimat.

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The Canadian Press