Five Canadian business stories to watch this week


Bombardier investor day: Shareholders will have a chance to question Bombardier executives next week in New York about the company's plans for 2018 after a turbulent 2017. The company faced heat from Toronto City Council over delayed streetcars, fended off a trade complaint from Boeing and partnered with rival Airbus on it C Series jets.

This year in data: Statistics Canada will release some of its last major reports of the year. Canada's international investment position for the third quarter comes out on Wednesday, the new housing price index for October on Thursday and the monthly survey of manufacturing for October on Friday.

Season's earnings: As earnings season comes to a close, tour operator Transat A.T. and printer/publisher Transcontinental Inc. discuss fourth-quarter and 2017 results on Thursday. Transat shares have had a banner year, despite challenges from hurricanes Irma and Maria.Transcontinental is planning to close its Metropolitan printing plant in Montreal in January.

CREA numbers: Real estate market watchers will want to keep an eye out for the Canadian Real Estate Association's monthly home sales numbers, expected on Friday. November's report revealed the third consecutive monthly increase, and recent reports point to a flurry of activity before changes to mortgage lending guidelines take effect in January.

What he does in the shadows: At his last public address of the year, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will discuss some of the issues that keep him awake at night at an event hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto on Thursday. Poloz has already indicated that cybersecurity for the financial sector is a particular area of concern.