The following is a daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead.
Monday, March 3
Major automakers release February sales.
(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases industrial product and raw materials prices for January.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases personal income and spending for January.
(858 a.m. ET) U.S. releases the PMI Manufacturing Index.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases the ISM Manufacturing Index for February.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases construction spending data for January.
Earnings include: AuRico Gold; Canadian Apartment Properties REIT; Magna International; Pengrowth Energy; Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers; Stillwater Mining;Vermilion Energy.
Tuesday, March 4
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases factory orders.
Earnings include: Allied Properties REIT; Avigilon; Bank of Nova Scotia; Catalyst Paper; Dorel Industries; Evertz Technologies; Gibson Energy; GMP Capital; Parkland Fuel; RadioShack; Smith & Wesson; SunOpta.
Wednesday, March 5
(815 a.m. ET) U.S. ADP private employment report.
(10 a.m. ET) Canada announces its latest interest rate decision.
(10 a.m. ET) Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for February.
(2 p.m. ET) Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, its latest reading on economic conditions.
Earnings include: AlarmForce Industries; Big Lots; Canadian Solar; Catalyst Paper; Chartwell Retirement Residences; Easyhome Energy; Essential Energy Services; Great Canadian Gaming; Laurentian Bank; Linamar; PetSmart; NorthWest Healthcare; Points International; Torstar; TransGlobe Energy; Trinidad Drilling; Savanna Energy; Veresen.
The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers issues global auto production figures for 2013, including expectations for final production numbers for all types of automobiles.
Thursday, March 6
European Central Bank’s governing council meets to set monetary policy for the euro zone.
Germany’s Economy Ministry releases January industrial orders figures for Europe’s biggest economy.
(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases building permits data for January.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases jobless claims for last week.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases productivity and costs statistics.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases factory orders for January.
Several chain retailers release February sales comparisons.
Earnings include: Algonquin Power; Canadian Natural Resources; Canadian Western Bank; Capstone Mining; Cargojet; Chesapeake Utilities; Constellation Software;Costco Wholesale; Descartes Systems; H&R Block; Joy Global; Kroger; Pandora Media; Northern Property REIT; Retrocomm REIT; SNC-Lavalin; Tricon Capital;Qihoo 360
Friday, March 7
Germany’s Economy Ministry releases January industrial production figures for Europe’s biggest economy.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases its jobs report for February.
(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases its employment report.
(830 a.m. ET) U.S. and Canada release latest International trade statistics.
Earnings include: Penn West Petroleum; Hydrogenics; Timmins Gold; Trimac.