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


Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
  1. Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
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TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:

Sold Below Asking? The Canadian Real Estate Association releases its latest monthly home sales data on Tuesday. Sellers, buyers and industry observers will be anxious to know whether the recent slide in sales is continuing. In June, home sales posted their largest monthly drop in seven years, brought down by plummeting activity in the Greater Toronto Area.

Talking Beef: Members of Canada's beef cattle sector will get together beginning Tuesday in Calgary for an annual three-day conference. The supply chain and new technology are among the issues that will be discussed, but overshadowing all of that will be trade. Read on.

Round One: To hear U.S. President Donald Trump tell it, NAFTA is "the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere." Or maybe it just needs a "tweaking." We should get a better idea of where the goal posts lie when the first round of talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old trade pact start Wednesday in Washington. The discussions could have profound consequences for Canada's economy.

The Price We Pay: Inflation has been crawling further away from the Bank of Canada's target of two per cent. That may be the one factor that gives the central bank pause before pulling the trigger on another i…

  1. Body scanners being piloted in Los Angeles subway system

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 23:39 www.canada.com
    LOS ANGELES — Aiming to stay ahead of an evolving threat against transit systems worldwide, officials in Los Angeles are testing out airport-style body scanners that screen subway passengers for firearms and…
  2. NY Times' editorial page editor: No apology for Sarah Palin

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 23:39 www.canada.com
    NEW YORK — The editorial page editor of The New York Times has been grilled in federal court by a lawyer for Sarah Palin, who's suing over an editorial that linked right-wing political rhetoric to the 2011 shooting of former U.S. Rep. Gabby…
  3. Patients Are Not the #1 Target for Social Media & Other Digital Marketing Strategies, New Study Finds

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 23:27 cbj.ca
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC–(Marketwired – August 16, 2017) – A new study of pharmaceutical marketing teams found that the primary digital strategy priority is to educate and communicate with physicians, making communication with patients across digital platforms a secondary priority. Industry data collected and analyzed by business intelligence firm, Cutting Edge Information, revealed that 80%…
  4. Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund and Madison Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund Announce Postponement of Special M

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 23:27 cbj.ca
    MADISON, WI–(Marketwired – August 16, 2017) – Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (MSP) and Madison Covered Call & Equity Strategy Fund (MCN) announced today that the joint special meeting (the “Special Meeting”) of the shareholders of MSP and MCN originally scheduled to be held on August 18, 2017 to consider the proposed reorganization (the “Reorganization”)…
  5. EEStor Corporation Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 Results

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 23:27 cbj.ca
    TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Aug. 16, 2017) - EEStor Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ESU) (the “Company”) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2017. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars. Financial Results The net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2017, with the comparative results for the comparable period…
  6. Critical Control Announces Listing of Preferred Shares

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 23:27 cbj.ca
    CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Critical Control Energy Services Corp. (“Critical Control” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:CCZ) is pleased to announce that it has received final approval to list the Corporation’s Series A Preferred Shares (“Preferred Shares”) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”).  The Preferred Shares will trade on the TSX under the…
  7. Doubleview Capital Corp. (TSX-V: DBV) receives alleged notice of default on convertible debenture

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 23:06 cbj.ca
    VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – August 16, 2017) – Doubleview Capital Corp. (“Doubleview”) (TSX VENTURE: DBV) announces it received a notice of an alleged event of default with respect to its convertible notes due August 1, 2018 (the “Notes”). The noteholders advise that they intend to accelerate the due date for the outstanding principal amount of the…
  8. Some of what was said Wednesday as three-way NAFTA talks got underway

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 22:59 www.canada.com
    WASHINGTON — Some quotes from Day 1 of the NAFTA renegotiation…
  9. Train or fire? Bosses grapple with how to handle off-hours transgressions

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 22:59 www.canada.com
    TORONTO — It didn't take long for social media to reveal the identities of some of the participants of a racially charged protest in Charlottesville, Va., last…
  10. Memo signals change at top of Sears Canada

    Thestar.com - Business
    08.16 / 22:16 www.thestar.com
    Executive chairman Brandon Stranzl will be stepping back from his role to work on a bid that will see the business continue as a going…
  11. Urban Outfitters and Agilent climb; Bristol-Myers skids

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 22:14 www.canada.com
    NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily…
  12. White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 22:14 www.canada.com
    WASHINGTON — The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said…
  13. CPPIB and Brazilian partner to spend up to US$400 million on office purchases

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 22:14 www.canada.com
    TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is expanding its stake in Brazil by forming a new joint venture with one of the country's largest office property owners that will spend up to US$400 million on real estate…
  14. NAFTA: Early indications suggest autos will emerge as U.S. priority No. 1

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 21:33 www.canada.com
    WASHINGTON — Early indications are pointing to a potential No. 1 priority for the U.S. in a renegotiated NAFTA:…
  15. Int'l arrivals to US increased 2 per cent in January

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 21:33 www.canada.com
    International arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 per cent in January 2017 compared with January 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced…
  16. New roller coaster being built at Missouri theme park

    Canada.com - Business
    08.16 / 21:33 www.canada.com
    BRANSON, Mo. — Administrators of the Silver Dollar City theme park in southwestern Missouri say a new roller coaster being built will spin riders during the run that begins with a 10-story, 50-mph…
  17. UPDATE – Schuyler County Joins Growing List of New York Counties Against Opioids

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 21:21 cbj.ca
    WATKINS GLEN, NY–(Marketwired – August 16, 2017) – Schuyler County has become the latest New York State county to take action against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid pain killers. The County Legislature voted Monday (August 14) to retain the firm of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC to file a lawsuit on their behalf. Schuyler County joins…
  18. TerrAscend Closes Second Tranche of its Private Placement

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 21:21 cbj.ca
    TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) (“TerrAscend” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the second and final tranche of its non-brokered private placement. On July 18, 2017, TerrAscend announced its intention to raise up to $4 million through the issuance of Units (as defined below).…
  19. HIT Technologies Announces Convertible Note Financing

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 21:21 cbj.ca
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HIT Technologies Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX.V:HIT) announces that the Company intends to issue up to 3,150,000 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.05 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $157,500 on a private placement basis.  Each Unit will be comprised…
  20. Parkit Enterprise Announces New Chief Financial Officer

    Cbj.ca - Business
    08.16 / 21:21 cbj.ca
    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Aug. 16, 2017) - Parkit Enterprise Inc. (“Parkit” or “the Company”) (TSX VENTURE:PKT)(OTCQX:PKTEF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed JoAnne Odette, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois), to the office of Chief Financial Officer of the Company, replacing Nigel Kirkwood. Mr. Kirkwood has resigned his office with Parkit to pursue another…