WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN CANADIAN BUSINESS
Shaw Communications Inc. will hold a conference call on Monday to discuss its first-quarter results. • The Canadian Real Estate Association will release its December and year-end home sales numbers on Tuesday. CREA predicted in December that national home sales will fall to a near decade low in 2019, as rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to put a damper on buyer sentiment. • Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. holds a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter results on the Wednesday. The CEO of the company’s U.S.-based parent company recently said there’s a “seller’s market” for its assets such as crude tank storage and rail terminals in Alberta, the Vancouver Wharves Terminal and the Cochin Pipeline system. • Statistics Canada will release its consumer price index for December on Friday. The numbers for November showed the annual pace of inflation slowed to 1.7 per cent.