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PQ leader Pauline Marois speaks to supporters as she makes a campaign stop in Gatineau, Que., on Friday. On the eve of a vote expected to give the PQ at least a minority government, markets have reacted little to the prospect of the party returning to power for the first time in nearly a decade. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
PQ leader Pauline Marois speaks to supporters as she makes a campaign stop in Gatineau, Que., on Friday. On the eve of a vote expected to give the PQ at least a minority government, markets have reacted little to the prospect of the party returning to power for the first time in nearly a decade. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Calendar: What investors need to know for the week ahead Add to ...

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 April 7

Germany releases its latest industrial production numbers.

(1030 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada releases business outlook survey and senior loan officer survey.

(1 p.m. ET) Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver speaks in Toronto.

Quebec election

Earnings include: NovaGold.

Tuesday April 8

(815 a.m. ET) Canada releases housing starts for March. Consensus is for a 0.6 per cent gain to an annualized rate of 193,000.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases building permits for February. BMO forecasts a 1.0 per cent rise after gaining 8.5 per cent in January.

Fairfax Financial Holdings will hold its annual meeting.

Earnings include: Bankers Petroleum, Alcoa.

Wednesday April 9

China releases M2 money supply, trade balance, forex reserves, and new yuan loans data.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. releases wholesale inventories for February. Consensus is calling for a 1.0 per cent rise, after falling 1.8 per cent in January.

(2 p.m. ET) FOMC releases minutes from its March meeting.

Earnings include: Cogeco Cable, Cogeco Inc., Dollarama, Bed Bath & Beyond, Constellation Brands, PriceSmart, Ruby Tuesday.

Thursday April 10

France and Italy report industrial production for February. France also releases consumer price index.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases its new housing price index for February. BMO forecasts this to rise 1.4 per cent from a year ago, which followed a 1.5 per cent gain in January.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases initial jobless claims for the previous week. The Street is looking for a decline of 6,000 net jobs to 320,000.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases import and export prices for March. The consensus is for import prices to rise 0.2 per cent after gaining 0.9 per cent in February.

Earnings include: ADF Group, Bauer Sports, Corus Entertainment, Postmedia Network, Sandvine, Shaw Communications, Family Dollar Stores, Pier 1 Imports, Rite Aid.

Friday April 11

Germany and China releases consumer price indexes for March. The index in China is forecast by BMO to rise 2.4 per cent from a year earlier, after gaining 2.0 per cent in February.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases producer price index. The consensus is for a 1.2 per cent year-over-year rise. In February, it rose 0.9 per cent.

(955 a.m. ET) University of Michigan consumer sentiment. Consensus is for the index to rise to 81.0 from the March reading of 80.0.

Earnings include: JPMorgan and Wells Fargo.

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