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Monday, Sept. 5

North American financial markets closed for Labour Day

Tuesday, Sept. 6

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its non-manufacturing index for August. Economists expect a reading of 51.1.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

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

The U.S. Federal Reserve publishes its Beige Book, a survey of economic conditions around the country.

Companies reporting:

ADF Group Inc.

Harry Winston Diamond Corp.

Major Drilling Group International Inc.

March Networks Corp.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.

Transcontinental Inc.

Viterra Inc.

Thursday, Sept. 8

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on his economic plan.

Statistics Canada reports on building permits in July. Economists expect a drop of 2.6 per cent from the previous month.

Statscan reports on the new housing price index in July. Economists expect a rise of 0.3 per cent from the month before.

Statscan reports on international merchandise trade in July. Economists expect a deficit of $850-million.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the trade balance in July. Economists expect a deficit of $51-billion (U.S.).

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending Sept. 3. Economists expect 410,000 new claims.

Companies reporting:

Descartes Systems Group Inc.

Smithfield Foods Inc.

Transat A.T. Inc.

Xceed Mortgage Corp.

Friday, Sept. 9

Statistics Canada issues its jobs report for August. Economists expect the unemployment rate to rise to 7.3 per cent from 7.2 per cent; payrolls are expected to increase by 25,000 jobs.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reports on housing starts in August. Economists expect 200,000 annualized starts.

Statscan reports on labour productivity in the second quarter. Economists expect a decline of 0.7 per cent from the previous period.

Companies reporting:

Del Monte Foods Co.

Kroger Co.

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Patheon Inc.

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