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Monday, June 4

Companies reporting:

Dollar General Corp.

Tuesday, June 5

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

Statistics Canada reports in building permits issued in April. Economists expect a drop of 1.5 per cent from the previous month.

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its services index for May. Economists expect a reading of 53.5.

Companies reporting:

Nordion Inc.

Saputo Inc.

Wednesday, June 6

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

Companies reporting:

Laurentian Bank of Canada

Harry Winston Diamond Corp.

Major Drilling Group International Inc.

North West Co. Inc.

Thursday, June 7

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending June 2. Economists expect 380,000 new claims.

Companies reporting:

Canadian Western Bank

Com Dev International Ltd.

GLV Inc.

J.M. Smucker Co.

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Transcontinental Inc.

Friday, June 8

Statistics Canada issues its jobs report for May. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 7.3 per cent, and employment to grow by 7,500 new jobs.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reports on housing starts in May. Economists expect 215,000 annualized starts.

Statscan reports on international merchandise trade in April. Economists expect a surplus of $100-million.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the trade balance in April. Economists expect a deficit of $49.5-billion (U.S.).

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