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Calendar: What investors need to know for the week ahead

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

Monday October 3

Japan manufacturing purchasing managers ' index (PMI)
China manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI
Europe Area manufacturing PMI

(9:30 a.m. ET) Canada Markit manufacturing PMI for September
(9:45 a.m. ET) U.S. Markit manufacturing PMI for September
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. manufacturing ISM for September. Consensus projection is 50.5, up from 49.4 in August.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. construction spending for August. Consensus is an increase of 0.3 per cent from July.

Also: Canada auto sales for September
U.S. Ward's total vehicle sales for September. Consensus is an annualized rate increase of 2.9 per cent.

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Tuesday October 4

Japan consumer confidence
Euro Area producer price index

Earnings include: Darden Restaurants Inc.; NovaGold Resources Inc.; Theratechnologies Inc.

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Wednesday October 5

Japan services and composite PMI
Euro Area retail sales, services and composite PMI

(8:15 a.m. ET) U.S. ADP national employment report for September. Consensus is an increase of 165,000 jobs.
(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada merchandise trade deficit for August.  Consensus is $2.5-billion, unchanged from July.
(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. goods and services trade deficit for August. Consensus is $40-billion, up from $39.5-billion in July.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. factory orders for August. Consensus is a decline of 0.3 per cent from July.
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. non-manufacturing ISM for September. Consensus is 53.0, up from 51.4 in August.
(10:30 a.m. ET) EIA petroleum status report.

Earnings include
: Acuity Brands Inc.; Constellation Brands Inc.; Monsanto Co.; MTY Food Group Inc.; Yum! Brands Inc.

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Thursday October 6

China foreign reserves
Euro Area retail PMI and ECB minutes from Sept. 8 meeting
Germany factory orders

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada building permits for August. Estimate is an increase of 2.0 per cent from July.
(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. initial jobless claims for week of Oct. 1. Estimate is 256,000 jobs, an increase of 2,000 from week of Sept. 24.
(10:30 a.m. ET) EIA natural gas report.
(11:35 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins speaks at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

Also: G20 finance ministers and central bank governors working dinner in Washington.

Earnings include: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.; Richelieu Hardware Ltd.; Sandvine Corp.

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Friday October 7

Japan leading index
Germany industrial production

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada employment for September. Consensus is an increase of 7,500 jobs, or 0.04 per cent, from August.
(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada unemployment rate for September. Consensus is 7.0 per cent, unchanged from August.
(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada average hourly wages for September. Consensus is an increase of 1.5 per cent year over year.
(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. nonfarm payrolls for September. Consensus is an increase of 170,000 jobs from August.
(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. unemployment rate for September. Consensus is 4.9 per cent, unchanged from August.
(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. average hourly earnings for September. Consensus is an increase of 0.3 per cent from August and 2.6 per cent year over year.
(10 a.m. ET) Canada Ivey PMI
(10 a.m. ET) U.S. wholesale inventories for August. Estimate is a decline of 0.1 per cent from July.
(10:30 a.m. ET) Bank of Canada outlook survey and senior loan officer survey for Q3.
(1 p.m. ET) Baker-Hughes rig count.
(3 p.m. ET) U.S. consumer credit for August. Consensus is an increase of $17-billion from July.
(4 p.m. ET) Bank of Canada deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins gives remarks on a panel at the IIF annual meeting in Washington.

Also: IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 7 – Oct. 9)

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