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Monday, March 12

The U.S. Treasury Department issues its budget statement for February. Economists expect a deficit of $229-billion (U.S.).

Companies reporting:

Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.

Volkswagen AG

Tuesday, March 13

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board makes its interest rate announcement. Economists expect the key rate to remain unchanged at 0.25 per cent.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on retail sales in February. Economists expect a rise of 1 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Alarmforce Industries Inc.

BMW AG

Empire Co. Ltd.

Endeavour Mining Corp.

Northern Properties REIT

Nova Chemicals Corp.

Taseko Mines Ltd.

Transcontinental Inc.

Wednesday, March 14

Statistics Canada reports on the capacity utilization rate in the fourth quarter. Economists expect the rate at 81.6 per cent.

Companies reporting:

GMP Capital Inc.

Mega Brands Inc.

Power Corp. of Canada

Semafo Inc.

Thursday, March 15

The Canadian Real Estate Association is expected to report on existing home sales in February. Economists expect sales volume to rise 6 per cent from year-ago levels; prices are expected to rise by 1.5 per cent.

The U.S. Labour Department reports on the producer price index in February. Economists expect an annual rise of 3.2 per cent.

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending March 10. Economists expect 355,000 new claims.

Companies reporting:

Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd.

Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

Quebecor Inc.

Transat A.T. Inc.

Friday, March 16

Statistics Canada reports on international securities transactions in January. Economists expect a net inflow of $9-billion.

Statscan reports on manufacturing sales in January. Economists expect a rise of 0.2 per cent from the previous month.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the consumer price index in February. Economists expect an annual rise of 2.9 per cent.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board reports on industrial production and capacity utilization in February. Economists expect production to rise by 0.4 per cent, and capacity utilization at 78.8 per cent.

Companies reporting:

InnVest REIT

North West Co. Inc.

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