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U.S. inflation report out, Thursday Add to ...

Monday, Aug. 15

The U.S. National Association of Home Builders issues its housing market index. Economists expect a reading of 15, unchanged from the previous month.

Companies reporting:

Allied Properties REIT

Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.

Lowes Cos. Inc.

Orvana Minerals Corp.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA

Prometic Life Sciences Inc.

Urban Outfitters Inc.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building permits in July. Economists expect 600,000 starts and 605,000 permits, annualized.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board reports on industrial production and capacity utilization in July. Economists expect production to rise by 0.5 per cent, and capacity utilization to rise to 76.9 per cent from 76.7 per cent in June.

Statistics Canada reports on manufacturing sales in June. Economists expect a drop of 0.5 per cent from the previous month.

Companies reporting:

Dell Inc.

Home Depot Inc.

TJX Cos. Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

The U.S. Labour Department reports on the producer price index in July. Economists expect a monthly rise of 0.1 per cent, and an annual increase of 7 per cent.

Statistics Canada reports on international securities transactions.

Companies reporting:

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

Deere & Co.

JDS Uniphase Corp.

Limited Brands Inc.

Staples Inc.

Target Corp.

Yukon Nevada Gold Corp.

Thursday, Aug. 18

The U.S. Labour Department reports on the consumer price index in July. Economists expect an annual rise of 3.3 per cent.

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending Aug. 13. Economists expect 400,000 new claims.

The U.S. National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in July. Economists expect 4.9 million annualized sales.

Statistics Canada reports on the leading indicators in July. Economists expect a rise of 0.2 per cent from the previous month.

Statscan reports on wholesale transactions in June. Economists expect no change from the previous month.

Companies reporting:

Gap Inc.

Hewlett Packard Co.

Intuit Inc.

J.M. Smucker Co.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Friday, Aug. 19

Statistics Canada reports on the consumer price index in July. Economists expect the annual rate of inflation at 2.8 per cent; core inflation is expected at 1.6 per cent.

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