TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:
Bank of Canada: Deputy governor Timothy Lane will give a speech at HEC Montreal on monetary policy and financial stability on Monday. The central bank held the line on its key interest rate last month, but the decision was a close call.
Power of the force: Movie theatre chain Cineplex Inc. reports fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. Investors will have a chance to see just how much the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was able to boost the company’s box-office and concession sales.
CPP Investment Board: The big pension fund manager will report is results for the final three months of 2015 on Wednesday. Money managers have faced a difficult time as stock markets have been on a rocky ride.
Earnings: Some of Canada’s biggest companies are set to report their latest quarterly results. Sun Life reports Wednesday, followed by Manulife, Great-West Lifeco, Molson Coors, Thomson Reuters, TransCanada, Telus, Teck Resources and Interfor on Thursday.
Autoshow: The Canadian International Autoshow opens in Toronto on Friday. Auto sales hit a record in 2015 as Canadians bought nearly 1.9 million new vehicles last year.