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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.

Monday April 18

China real GDP

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada international securities transactions for February.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. NAHB Housing Market Index for April. Consensus is 59, up from 58 in March.

Earnings include: Brown & Brown Inc.; Celanese Corp.; International Business Machines Corp.; J B Hunt Transport Services Inc.; Lennox International Inc.; M&T Bank Corp.; Morgan Stanley; Netflix Inc.; Rogers Communications; PepsiCo Inc.; Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; W W Grainger Inc.


Tuesday April 19

Japan department store sales

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. housing starts for March. Consensus is an annualized rate decline of 0.9 per cent.
(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. building permits for March. Consensus is an annualized rate increase of 2.0 per cent.
(11 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and senior deputy Carolyn Wilkins appear before House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

Also: Manitoba election and Nova Scotia budget

Earnings include: Comerica Inc.; Discover Financial Services; Dover Corp.; Genuine Parts Co.; Goldman Sachs Group Inc.; Harley-Davidson Inc.; Illumina Inc.; Intel Corp.; Intuitive Surgical Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Kansas City Southern; Navient Corp.; Northern Trust Corp.; Omnicom Group Inc.; Philip Morris International Inc.; Rocky Brands Inc.; Signature Bank; Unitedhealth Group Inc.; VMware Inc.; Yahoo! Inc


Wednesday April 20

Japan trade balance
Germany producer prices

(8:30 a.m. ET)  Canada wholesale trade for February. Estimate is a decline of 1.5 per cent from January.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. existing home sales for March. Consensus is an annualized rate increase of 4.1 per cent.
(10:30 a.m. ET) EIA petroleum status report
(4:15 p.m. ET)  Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and senior deputy Carolyn Wilkins appear before Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.

Earnings include
: Abbott Laboratories; Altagas Ltd.; American Express Co.; Amphenol Corp.; Atrium Mortgage Investment Corp.; Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.; Citrix Systems Inc.; Coca-Cola Co.; Crown Holdings Inc.; EMC Corp.; F5 Networks Inc.; Graco Inc.; Mattel Inc.; Metro Inc.; Newmont Mining Corp.; Qualcomm Inc.; Raymond James Financial Inc.; TransForce Inc.; U.S. Bancorp.; United Continental Holdings Inc.; Watsco Inc.; Yum! Brands Inc.


Thursday April 21

Euro area consumer confidence
ECB monetary policy meeting

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. initial jobless claims for week of April 16. Estimate is 265,000, an increase of 12,000 from week of April 9.
(8:30 a.m. ET) Philadelphia Fed Index for April. Consensus is 8.0, compared to 12.4 in March.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. leading indicator for March. Consensus is an increase of 0.4 per cent from previous month.

Earnings include: Alaska Air Group Inc.; Alphabet Inc.; American Electric Power Company Inc.; B&G Foods Inc.; BB&T Corp.; Biogen Inc.; Blackstone Group LP.; Celestica Inc.; D.R. Horton Inc.; Danaher Corp.; E*TRADE Financial Corp.; Fifth Third Bancorp.; General Motors Co.; IMAX Corp.; Jarden Corp.; Johnson Controls Inc.; KeyCorp; ManpowerGroup Inc.; Microsoft Corp.; Mullen Group Ltd.; Nevsun Resources Ltd.; Norfolk Southern Corp.; Piper Jaffray Companies; Polaris Industries Inc; PPG Industries Inc.; Rockwell Collins Inc.; Schlumberger NV; Sherwin-Williams Co.; Snap-On Inc.; Sonoco Products Co.; Southwest Airlines Co.; Stanley Black & Decker Inc.; Starbucks Corp.; Travelers Companies Inc.; Under Armour Inc.; Union Pacific Corp.; Verizon Communications Inc.; Visa Inc.; Winpak Ltd.;


Friday April 22

Japan manufacturing PMI and tertiary industry index
Euro area PMI

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada consumer price index for March. Consensus is an increase of 0.4 per cent from February and 1.1 per cent year over year.
(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada retail sales for February. Consensus is a decline of 0.8 per cent from previous month. Excluding automobiles, consensus is also a decline of 0.8 per cent.
(9:45 a.m. ET) U.S. Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI

Earnings include: American Airlines Group Inc.; AutoNation Inc.; Caterpillar Inc.; General Electric Co.; Gentex Corp.; Honeywell International Inc.; IMS Health Holdings Inc.; Kia Motors Corp.; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; McDonald's Corp.; SunTrust Banks Inc.; WABCO Holdings Inc.