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A daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead.

Monday Aug. 4

Canadian markets closed for a holiday.

China releases non-manufacturing PMI data for July (date approximate)

Euro zone releases producer price index for June and the U.K. releases construction PMI.

Earnings include: Alleghany; American International Group; Avis Budget Group; Boardwalk Pipeline Partners; Forest Oil; HSBC Holdings; Loews; Nautilus; Marathon Oil.

Tuesday Aug. 5

Japan and China release PMI data for July.

Euro zone releases services PMI and composite PMI data for July, plus June retail sales.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases factory orders for June. Consensus is for a rise of 0.6 per cent following a contraction of 0.5 per cent in May.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. non-manufacturing ISM. Consensus is for a reading of 56.5.

Earnings include: Canaccord Genuity; Canexus; Indigo Books; New Flyer; Novadaq Technologies; Richmont Mines; Ritchie Bros.; Saputo; Activision Blizzard; Archer-Daniels-Midland; Coach; comScore; CVS Caremark; First Solar; Gartner; Groupon; Liberty Media; Louisiana-Pacific; MGM Resorts International; Michael Kors; Monster Worldwide; Office Depot; Rocket Fuel; Take-Two Interactive Software; Time; Toyota Motor; Walt Disney; WebMD Health; Western Gas Partners; Zillow.

Wednesday Aug. 6

Germany releases factory orders for June while Italy releases second-quarter GDP and June industrial production.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases merchandise trade balance for June. Consensus is for a deficit of $100-million.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases goods and services trade deficit for June. Consensus is for $44.5-billion.

Earnings include: Agrium; Athabasca Oil; Boralex; Brookfield Real Estate; Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners; Brookfield Residential Properties; Canam Group; Cineplex; CT Real Estate; Dorel Industries; Extendicare Fortress Paper; Franco-Nevada; Gibson Energy; Great-West Lifeco; Keyera Corp.; Killam Properties; Newalta Corp.; North American Energy; Redknee Solutions; Silver Standard; Sun Life Financial; Tim Hortons; Trinidad Drilling; Veresen; Yellow Media; AOL; CenturyLink; Chesapeake Energy; Coeur Mining; Devon Energy; Dynegy; Ensign Group; Keurig Green Mountain; Molson Coors Brewing; Molycorp; Murphy USA; Plains All American Pipeline; Ralph Lauren; Twenty-First Century Fox; Viacom.

Thursday Aug. 7

Germany releases industrial production for June.

(830 a.m ET) Canada releases building permits for June, forecast to remain unchanged.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases initial jobless claims for last week, forecast at 300,000, down 2,000 from the previous week.

Earnings include: Air Canada; Artis REIT; Atlantic Power; AuriCo Gold; Avigilon; BCE Inc.; Canadian Tire; Calloway REIT; Canadian Natural Resources; CI Financial; Enerflex; Finning; Heroux-Devtek; IGM Financial; Inter Pipeline; Just Energy; Manulife; Penn West Petroleum; Sprott; Stantec; Telus; TMX Group; Vicwest; Alon USA Energy; AMC Networks; Canadian Solar; CBS; Intercontinental Exchange; Lions Gate Entertainment; Monster Beverage; Orbitz Worldwide; Wendy’s Company; Zynga.

Friday Aug. 8

China reports its July trade surplus and consumer price index (date tentative.)

Germany reports its latest trade surplus and France industrial and manufacturing production.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada's employment report. Consensus is for 25,000 net new jobs, after the job market contract by 9,400 jobs in June. The unemployment rate is forecast to drop a notch to 7.0 per cent.

(830 a.m ET) U.S. releases second-quarter productivity and unit labor costs for the second quarter.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases wholesale inventories for June. Consensus is for a rise of 0.6 per cent.

Earnings include: Armtec Infrastructure; Brookfield Asset; Canadian Apartment REIT; Enerplus; GMP Capital; Magna International; Power Corp.; Power Financial; SNC-Lavalin; Stella-Jones; TeraGo.

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