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


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.

Shopify opens first brick and mortar spot with goal of helping entrepreneurs
A Shopify logo is seen during an event in Toronto on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Shopify is banning the sale of some firearms and their related parts through its platform. A policy update that the Ottawa-based ecommerce giant quietly posted Monday shows Shopify merchants can no longer use the platform to sell automatic firearms that have not been rendered inoperable and semi-automatic firearms that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette


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.