Written by Cnn Money contributor @cbhau
It’s the second week of the month, which means a flurry of merger and acquisition news and financial results from some big companies.
The big banks all report earnings starting Tuesday, and data on Canada’s economy are out on Thursday and Friday. Some of the other happenings you’ll hear about this week include:
Harvey Weinstein’s Cannes Film Festival finale: The sexual harassment scandal involving Harvey Weinstein, which prompted sexual harassment and assault allegations against scores of industry figures and ultimately led to his ouster as co-founder of the Weinstein Company, will conclude at the Cannes Film Festival this week with Weinstein taking a curtain call for his final appearance on the Lumière Festival terrace.
Royal Bank (RY) at the Toronto stock exchange: I say it: “Why?…I will be here to get my Royal Bank (RY) stock purchase discount.” The Toronto stock exchange is closed Friday for the Easter holiday.
S&P Global IQ: The new site from S&P, which is constantly adding more financial data, will be live next week at S&P Global IQ. You can sign up to get an early preview at https://www.spglobaliq.com/social-networking/login/login/.
Radio One shareholder vote: One of the biggest radio companies in Canada (and operating over 1,000 stations) will hold a shareholder vote on its acquisition by Corus Entertainment (Corus stockholders will be voting on the Corus acquisition on April 22, while Radio One stockholders will be voting on the Corus acquisition on April 23).
Dollarama’s (DOL) first-quarter results: The Canadian dollar keeps dropping, and I’m not sure retailers will be pleased about that, but Dollarama has continued to report strong results, benefiting from shoppers lacking a lot of cash and willing to buy the same products for less. It reports earnings on April 24.