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Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:

> Reading the BoC tea leaves
Deputy Bank of Canada governor Lynn Patterson will speak before the Investment Industry Association of Canada on interest-rate benchmarks on Monday. The central bank has raised its key interest rate target three times since last summer and is expected to raise the trend-setting rate again later this year.

> Flying the cheaper skies
Swoop Airlines hosts a media day before the launch of its ultra low-cost service on Tuesday at Hamilton International Airport. The launch of WestJet’s ultra-low cost carrier has been a source of contention between the airline and its pilots.

> Latest inflation numbers
Statistics Canada releases the consumer price index for May on Friday. In April, the annual inflation rate cooled slightly to 2.2% to remain just above the 2%midpoint of the Bank of Canada’s range.

> BlackBerry momentum?
Analysts will be watching to see if BlackBerry Ltd. can replicate its most recently quarterly performance when it reveals first-quarter results on Friday. The former smartphone manufacturer reported higher revenue and adjusted earnings in the fourth-quarter than expected, which CEO John Chen attributed to his strategy to focus on software.

> Wholesale trade
Statistics Canada releases wholesale trade figures for April on Thursday. Figures from the previous month showed that wholesale sales rose 1.1% to $62.8 billion, more than offsetting a decline in February.