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A daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead.

China markets closed all week for a holiday

Monday February 8

Japan releases current account surplus. India releases GDP. China releases foreign reserves.

(830 a.m. ET) Canada building permits for December. They are forecast to rise 3 per cent.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. Federal Reserve Labor Market Conditions Index. It is forecast to rise in January by 2.9 points from December.

(1150 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Lane speaks in Montreal on monetary policy and financial stability.

Earnings include: Alacer Gold Corp.; Alere Inc.; Credicorp Ltd.; Hasbro Inc.; Loews Corp.; Plains All American Pipeline LP; Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.; Waste Connections Inc.; Yelp Inc.

Tuesday February 9

China releases new yuan loans and M2 money supply for January.

Germany releases industrial production and trade surplus numbers for December. It also releases its trade numbers, as does the U.K.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. wholesale inventories for December. Consensus is for a fall of 0.1 per cent.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. job openings & labor turnover survey for December (JOLTs).

Earnings include: AGL Resources Inc.; Agrium Inc.; ARC Resources Ltd.; CDW Corp.; Centene Corp.; Cineplex Inc.; Coca-Cola Co.; Computer Modelling Group Ltd.; CVS Health Corp.; First Data Corp.;  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Ingersoll-Rand PLC; Open Text Corp.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Rogers Sugar Inc.; Toromont Industries Ltd.; Tucows Inc.; Walt Disney Co.; Western Union Co.; Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

 Wednesday February 10

Japan releases its producer price index for January.

France releases December industrial production and manufacturing production numbers. Italy releases industrial production data, as does the U.K.

(10 a.m. ET) Fed Chair Yellen testifies to the House Financial Services Committee.

Earnings include: Acadian Timber Corp.; Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.; Aramark; CAE Inc; Ceres Global Ag Corp.; Cisco Systems Inc.; Cognex Corp.; Datawind Inc.; DTE Energy Co.; Equifax Inc.; Expedia Inc.; Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.; Fidelity National Financial Inc.; FirstService Corp.; Home Capital Group Inc.; Humana Inc.; Intact Financial Corp.; Jarden Corp.; Just Energy Group Inc.; Keyera Corp.; Markel Corp.; MTY Food Group Inc.; Mullen Group Ltd.; MTY Food Group Inc.; Mylan NV; Pioneer Natural Resources Co.; Redknee Solutions Inc.; SolarCity Corp.; Sun Life Financial Inc.; Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Tesla Motors Inc.; Time Warner Inc.; Twitter Inc.; Uni-Select Inc.; Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.; Whole Foods Market Inc.

Thursday February 11

(830 a.m .ET) Canada new housing price index for December. It's forecast to rise 1.6 per cent from a year earlier, in line with year-over-year gains from November.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. initial jobless claims. They are forecast to drop 3,000 to 282,000.

(10 a.m. ET) Fed Chair Yellen testifies to the Senate Banking Committee.

Earnings include: Activision Blizzard Inc.; Advance Auto Parts Inc.; American International Group Inc.; Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.; CBS Corp.; Cenovus Energy Inc.; Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.; DREAM Unlimited Corp.; Great-West Lifeco Inc.; Groupon Inc.; Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.; Interfor Corp.; Manulife Financial Corp.; Molson Coors Brewing Co.; Niko Resources Ltd.; Pandora Media Inc.; PepsiCo Inc.; Precision Drilling Corp.; Reynolds American Inc.; Rio Tinto PLC; SMART Technologies Inc.; TELUS Corp.; Thomson Reuters Corp.; Time Inc.; TMX Group Ltd.; Total SA; TransCanada Corp.; TransForce Inc.; West Fraser Timber Co Ltd.

Friday February 12

The euro area releases real GDP for the fourth quarter and industrial production for December. Germany reveals fourth-quarter GDP and its January consumer price index. Italy releases fourth-quarter real GDP.

(830 a.m. ET; tentative) Canada new motor vehicle sales for December. Forecast is for a decline of 1.9 per cent year over year.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. retail sales for January. The Street is looking for a 0.1 per cent rise, or unchanged when excluding automobiles.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. import prices for January. They are forecast to fall 6.8 per cent from a year earlier.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. business inventories for December. It's forecast to rise 0.1 per cent from a year earlier.

(10 a.m. ET) University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey. Consensus is for a reading of 92.5.

Earnings include: Buckeye Partners LP; Calpine Corp.; Emera Inc.; Hydro One Ltd.; IGM Financial Inc.; Valener Inc.; Ventas Inc.; Zayo Group Holdings Inc.