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A cyclist passes the Bank of Canada in Ottawa in this file photo. The bank sets its interest rate on Wednesday (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A cyclist passes the Bank of Canada in Ottawa in this file photo. The bank sets its interest rate on Wednesday (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Bank of Canada sets interest rate, Wednesday Add to ...

Monday, April 15

The Canadian Real Estate Association is expected to report on existing home sales in March.

Companies reporting:

Citigroup Inc.

Tuesday, April 16

Statistics Canada reports on international securities transactions.

Statscan reports on manufacturing sales in February. Economists expect a monthly rise of 0.7 per cent.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the consumer price index in March. Economists expect an annual rise of 1.6 per cent.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building permits in March. Economists expect 930,000 starts and 942,000 permits, annualized.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board reports on industrial production and capacity utilization in February. Economists expect production to rise 0.2 per cent, and capacity utilization at 78.4 per cent.

Companies reporting:

BlackRock Inc.

CSX Corp.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Intel Corp.

Johnson & Johnson

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

Coca-Cola Co.

U.S. Bancorp

Yahoo Inc.

Wednesday, April 17

The Bank of Canada makes its interest rate announcement. Economists expect the benchmark rate to remain unchanged at 1 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Abbott Laboratories

Amercian Express Co.

Bank of America Corp.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

eBay Inc.

Mattel Inc.

Thursday, April 18

Companies reporting:

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Capital One Financial Corp.

E*Trade Financial Corp.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

Google Inc.

International Business Machines Corp.

Microsoft Corp.

Morgan Stanley

Omnicom Group Inc.

PepsiCo Inc.

Philip Morris International Inc.

Sherwin-Williams Co.

Snap-On Inc.

TransForce Inc.

Union Pacific Corp.

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc.

Friday, April 19

Statistics Canada reports on the consumer price index in March. Economists expect an annual rise of 1.1 per cent.

Statistics Canada reports on wholesale transactions in February. Economists expect a monthly rise of 0.4 per cent.

Companies reporting:

General Electric Co.

Honeywell International Inc.

Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc.

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

McDonald’s Corp.

Schlumberger NV

State Street Corp.

SunTrust Banks Inc.

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