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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 14

Euro zone reports industrial production for February.

China releases March M2 money supply and new yuan loans.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases new motor vehicle sales for February. BMO economists forecast a rise of 1.8 per cent from a year earlier.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases retail sales for March. The consensus is for a 0.8 per cent rise, after gaining 0.3 per cent in February.

Earnings include: Amica Mature, Sirius XM Canada, Theratechnologies, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, M&T Bank

Tuesday April 15

Euro zone reports trade surplus for February.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases manufacturing sales for February, expected to rise 1.0 per cent after gaining 1.5 per cent in January. New orders are expected to rise 0.5 per cent.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases consumer price index for March, forecast to rise 0.1 per cent, or 1.4 per cent from a year earlier.

(830 a.m. ET) Empire State Manufacturing Survey, with the index forecast to come in at 8.0, above March's 5.6.

(845 a.m. ET) Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Atlanta Fed Conference.

(9 a.m. ET) Canada releases existing home sales for March, forecast by BMO to rise 3.0 per cent from a year ago, with average prices up 7.5 per cent. The MLS home price index is also due out, forecast to rise 5.4 per cent.

(10 a.m. ET) National Association of Homebuilders housing market index, expected to come in at 50 from 47 in March. 

Earnings include: Coca-Cola, CSX, Intel, Interactive Brokers, Johnson & Johnson, Linear Tech, Northern Trust, Yahoo.

Wednesday April 16

Japan releases industrial production for February.

Euro zone reports inflation figures for March.

China reports real GDP for the first quarter, as well as March industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases March housing starts, with the consensus calling for a rise of 7.0 per cent. Building permits will also be released, foreacst to decline 0.9 per cent.

(915 a.m. ET) U.S. industrial production for March, forecast to rise 0.5 per cent. Capacity utilization is forecast to come in at 78.8 per cent.

(10 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada policy announcement and monetary policy report. A press conference follows at 1115 a.m. (ET).

Earnings include: Metro, Abbott Laboratories, American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, U.S. Bancorp, First Republic Bank, Google, IBM, Kinder Morgan, Kansas City Southern, Noble, SanDisk, St. Jude Medical, Steel Dynamics, B&G Foods, Universal Forest Products.

Thursday April 17

(830 a.m. ET) Canada releases the consumer price index for March, forecast to rise 1.4 per cent from a year ago. Core CPI is expected to rise 1.3 per cent.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases initial jobless claims from last week, forecast to rise 15,000 to 315,000 new claims.

Earnings include: Advanced Micro Devices, Brick Brewing, athenahealth, Baker Hughes, Baxter Internationals, BB&T, BlackRock, Blackstrone, Capital Bank, Chipotle Mexican Grill, DuPont, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell International, Investors Bancorp, KeyCorp, Mattel, Peabody Energy. PepsiCo, Philip Morris International, Schlumberger, Select Comfort, Sherwin-Williams, Tempur Sealy, Union Pacific.                                     

Friday April 18

North American markets closed for Good Friday.

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