Economy & Markets

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump

By Canadian Press |
Source: The Canadian Press

Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:

> Trudeau meets Trump
All eyes will be pointed at Washington on Monday, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump. There's no shortage of weighty issues for the two leaders to discuss: NAFTA, the softwood lumber dispute, border tariffs — the list is nearly endless. How Trump responds is an open question.

> Quantities of quarterlies
Canadian quarterly financial reports this week include Tim Hortons' parent firm Restaurant Brands International on Monday, Molson Coors Brewing on Tuesday and energy producer Encana Corp. on Thursday.

> Homes for the brave
The Canadian Real Estate Association releases sales statistics for the month of January on Wednesday. Local reports show Toronto-area sales were hot but Vancouver was significantly cooler.

> Eyes on manufacturing
Statistics Canada releases the monthly survey of manufacturing for December on Wednesday. The sector's November performance beat expectations, with sales climbing 1.5 per cent to $51.8 billion.

> Attention new car shoppers
The Canadian International Auto Show begins next Thursday with a media preview day. After a year of record-breaking sales, auto makers will undoubtedly face questions about what it will mean for them if U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric aimed at the auto industry turns into policy.