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

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The CN Tower can be seen in the Toronto skyline in Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Ontario's realtors say the province should ban so-called "bully" offers that they say give some home buyers an unfair advantage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

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

RBI respite?

Restaurant Brands International Inc. releases its first quarter financial results on Monday. An Ontario Superior Court judge is expected to approve in the coming days a proposed settlement that will close two cases between RBI and a restive group of Tim Hortons franchisees.

Loblaw earnings

Loblaw Companies Ltd. releases its first-quarter financial results on Wednesday. Canada’s largest grocer reported sluggish same-store sales in its food business during the previous quarter, but touted growth in its online offerings after the company spent the past year prioritizing its digital business.

Grocers transforming themselves to adapt to shifting consumer demands
A man leaves a Loblaws store in Toronto on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Canadian grocers doubled down on transforming themselves into destinations for time-strapped shoppers this year, ramping up delivery options, acquiring meal kit companies and adding in-store eateries. Shifting consumer demands and tech titan Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market are pressuring grocers to evolve, yet experts say it’s only the beginning of a transformation in how Canadians shop for food.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Suncor reports

Suncor Energy Inc. releases first quarter results on Wednesday. As the “go to” name for non-Canadian investors, according to an analyst, an April 23 jump in Suncor’s stock price on back of higher crude oil prices may be an indication that foreign money is returning to Canada’s energy index.

Latest from SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin will host a conference call regarding Q1 results on Thursday. The Montreal-based construction and engineering firm at the heart of a political controversy recently secured a contract valued at more than $1 billion to decommission three nuclear reactors at a power plant in New York.

TransCanada AGM

TransCanada Corp. will hold its annual general meeting on Friday. Higher volumes from its growing stable of oil and gas pipelines in the United States and Canada drove improvements in fourth-quarter earnings and allowed the company to raise its quarterly dividend to 75 cents from 69 cents per share, representing its 19th consecutive annual increase.

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