Parade of bank earnings continues
Three more of Canada’s big banks report second-quarter earnings: Scotiabank comes out on Tuesday followed by Bank of Montreal and National Bank on Wednesday. Last week, results from CIBC, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Royal Bank of Canada beat the analyst estimates.
At this rate…
The Bank of Canada reveals its latest interest rate decision on Wednesday. Economists generally expect the central bank’s key overnight interest rate target to remain at 1.25 per cent, where it has been since rising a quarter point on Jan. 17.
Canada’s pipe dream
Also Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks about securing Canada’s economic future at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. It comes one day ahead of Kinder Morgan’s deadline for resolving political uncertainty about the prospect of completing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Alberta to Vancouver.
An inside look at Ottawa’s office market trends
With organizations standardizing hybrid work, Real Strategy anticipates this reduction in tenant demand to continue.
‘Use it or lose it’: New Ottawa-Paris route needs more than just excitement to take flight
While the long-awaited return of transatlantic travel to Ottawa is good news for travellers, the success of the route is key to maintaining the service.
Statistics Canada’s GDP reports
Statistics Canada releases its main report on the country’s first-quarter economic performance on Thursday, as well as its monthly GDP report for March. Economists estimate Canada’s gross domestic product grew by 0.4 per cent in March and at an annualized rate of 1.7 per cent for the quarter ended March 31, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.
Steeling for U.S. tariffs
American tariffs on imported steel (25 per cent) and aluminum (10 per cent) could kick in on Friday unless the Trump administration delays imposing the penalties or extends exemptions beyond June 1.