Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World in the Coming Week

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World in the Coming Week

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Five things to watch for in Canadian business

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

G7 get-together Employment Minister Patty Hajdu and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains host the Meeting of Employment and Innovation Ministers of the G7 in Montreal on Tuesday. Canada will host the G7 leaders' summit in June.

BlackBerry shifts gears

BlackBerry Ltd. discusses fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday. The Waterloo, Ont.-based software company has shifted focus to self-driving vehicle technology and announced last week that it is collaborating on a software bridge between Microsoft's suite of applications and BlackBerry's highly-secure operating environment for enterprises.

GDP headwinds Statistics Canada releases the gross domestic product by industry for January on Thursday. Real GDP edged up 0.1 per cent in December, preceded by a 0.4 per cent gain in November. After growth of three per cent for all of 2017 -- the strongest of all G7 nations -- economists have lower expectations for 2018, due mainly to U. …

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