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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

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: HBC earnings Hudson's Bay Co. releases its third-quarter financial results before markets open and holds a conference call on Tuesday.
Google taps into Montreal's rich gaming industry for first-party Stadia content

Google taps into Montreal's rich gaming industry for first-party Stadia content

Sebastien Puel has seen Montreal evolve into a game development powerhouse over the past 17 years, and the new general manager of Google's first game studio says there are "no limits" on how much the industry in the city can still grow.
HBC minority shareholder files lawsuit to block privatization bid

HBC minority shareholder files lawsuit to block privatization bid

The bid to take Canada's oldest retailer private faces another obstacle as a minority shareholder seeks to block the proposal, led by Hudson Bay Co.'s executive chairman Richard Baker, in court. The group behind the $10.
Toronto stock index rises with U.S. markets, loonie falls on poor jobs report

Toronto stock index rises with U.S. markets, loonie falls on poor jobs report

TORONTO — The Canadian loonie shed nearly half a cent following a poor jobs report, while Canada's main stock index shrugged off the disappointing employment figures. The Canadian dollar traded at 75.44 cents US down from an average of 75.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,996.97, up 142.05 points.) Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 16 cents, or 3.08 per cent, to $5.35 on 6.88 million shares.
Observers say four main candidates in line to be Bank of Canada governor

Observers say four main candidates in line to be Bank of Canada governor

Attention turned quickly Friday to who might succeed Stephen Poloz as governor of the Bank of Canada after he confirmed he will not seek a second appointment when his seven-year term expires next year.
Roots says earnings down as business performed 'below our expectations'

Roots says earnings down as business performed 'below our expectations'

Apparel retailer Roots Corp. downgraded its sales expectations for the current financial year as it grapples with a shortened holiday shopping period and other challenges.
Bank of Canada says Poloz will not seek a second term as governor

Bank of Canada says Poloz will not seek a second term as governor

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada says governor Stephen Poloz will not seek a second term as governor when his seven-year term expires next year. Poloz, 64, said the role of Bank of Canada governor has been his dream job.
Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9 per cent

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9 per cent

OTTAWA — The Canadian economy posted its biggest monthly job loss since the financial crisis in November, pushing the unemployment rate higher and raising the possibility the Bank of Canada may cut interest rates next year.
US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% from 3.