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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 Sept. 1

China releases manufacturing PMI data for August.

Japan releases manufacturing PMI for August and capital spending for the second quarter.

Euro area releases manufacturing PMI and Germany reveals second-quarter GDP reading.

U.S. and Canadian markets closed for Labour Day holiday.

Tuesday Sept. 2

Euro zone releases producer prices for July.

Canada and U.S. release auto sales for August.

(945 a.m. ET) U.S. releases Markit Manufacturing PMI for August. This is followed at 10 a.m. (ET) with the manufacturing ISM reading.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. construction spending for July, forecast to rise 0.8 per cent.

Wednesday Sept. 3

China releases non-manufacturing PMI for August and the HSBC PMI services index.

Japan releases composite and services PMI data for August.

Euro area releases services PMI and composite PMI, as well as July retail sales.

(10 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada makes policy announcement.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases factory orders for July. Consensus expectations are for a rise of 10.8 per cent.

Earnings include: Alimentation Couche-Tard; Dominion Diamond; H&R Block; Navistar Internatinal; Toll Brothers

Thursday Sept. 4

Bank of Japan wraps up two-day monetary policy meeting.

Euro zone releases retail PMI for August. Germany releases factory orders for July.

European Central Bank holds monetary policy meeting.

(815 a.m. ET) U.S. ADP National Employment Report for August. Consensus is for 220,000 job gains.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases merchandise trade balance for July. A surplus of $1.1-billion is the consensus expectation, after a surplus of $1.9-billion in June.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases the goods and services trade deficit for July, forecast to come in at $42.5-billion.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases initial jobless claims for last week. Consensus is for 300,000, up 2,000 from the previous week.

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

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases non-manufacturing ISM for August.

Earnings include: Descartes Systems; International Datacasting; Ciena; Joy Global; Quiksilver; VeriFone Systems.

Friday Sept. 5

Euro zone releases Q2 GDP data and Germany reveals industrial production for July.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases employment report for August. Consensus is for 9,000 net new jobs, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.0 per cent. Average hour wages are expected to be up 2.1 per cent year-over-year.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. reveals nonfarm payrolls report for August. Consensus is for 225,000 net new jobs, with the unemployment rate declining one notch to 6.1 per cent.

Earnings include: Com Dev International

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