Monday, Dec. 17
Statistics Canada reports on international securities transactions in October. Economists expect a net inflow of $10-billion.
The Canadian Real Estate Association is expected to report on existing home sales in November. Economists expect unit sales to be 12 per cent below year-earlier levels, and prices to drop 1 per cent.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the current account balance in the third quarter. Economists expect a deficit of $103.2-billion (U.S.)
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Statistics Canada reports on wholesale transactions in October. Economists expect a rise of 0.5 per cent.
The U.S. Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building permits in November. Economists expect 875,000 starts and 875,000 permits, annualized.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
General Mills Inc.
Jabil Circuit Inc.
Navistar International Corp.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Statistics Canada reports on retail sales in October. Economists expect a monthly increase of 0.2 per cent.
The U.S. National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in November. Economists expect 4.9 million annualized sales.
ConAgra Foods Inc.
Discover Financial Services
Red Hat Inc.
Research In Motion Ltd.
Transat A.T. Inc.
Winnebago Industries Inc.
Friday, Dec. 21
Statistics Canada reports on the gross domestic product in October. Economists expect annual growth of 1.2 per cent.
Statscan reports on the consumer price index in November. Economists expect an annual rise of 1 per cent.
The U.S. Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending in November. Economists expect increases of 0.3 per cent and 0.4 per cent, respectively.