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

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 29, 2015 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Nov 29, 2015 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week TORONTO – Five things to watch in Canadian business this week:Climate confab: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris that kicks off Monday. His appearance comes on the heels of a Liberal government announcement of a five-year, $2.65 billion contribution to help developing countries tackle climate change.Newfoundland and Labrador votes: People in Newfoundland and Labrador go to the polls on Monday. According to public opinion surveys, Dwight Ball’s Liberals will either win by a big landslide in Monday’s provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador — or by a modest one.GDP: Statistics Canada releases the GDP numbers for the third quarter and September on Tuesday in an ever-reliable gauge of the health of the Canadian economy.Banks bonanza: Scotiabank and BMO report their fourth-quarter results on Tuesday, the National Bank of Canada and the Royal Bank report on Wednesday, and TD and CIBC report on Thursday. Also this week: the Bank of Canada announces its decision on the target for its critical overnight rate on Wednesday. The central bank is expected to hold steady on its key lending rate.Oilpatch: Canadian Oil Sands, the largest partner in the Syncrude oilsands project and the takeover target of Suncor Energy, announces its 2016 spending plans on Tuesday. Enbridge, the Calgary-based energy delivery company, does the same on Thursday. read more