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Calendar

Monday March 1

China, Japan and Euro zone manufacturing PMI

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada’s current account balance for Q4.

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(9:30 a.m. ET) Canadian Markit Manufacturing PMI for February.

(9:45 a.m. ET) U.S. Markit Manufacturing PMI for February.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. ISM Manufacturing PMI for February. The Street is projecting a reading of 59.5, up from 58.7 in January.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. construction spending for January. Consensus is an increase of 0.8 per cent from December.

Earnings include: Cargojet Inc.; Endeavour Silver Corp.; High Tide Inc.; Spin Master Corp.; Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.; Voyager Digital Canada Ltd.; Winpak Ltd.; Zoom Communications Inc.

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Tuesday March 2

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Japan jobless rate and capital spending

Euro zone CPI

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canadian Real GDP for Q4 and December. The Street is projecting increases of 7.5 per cent and 0.1 per cent, respectively.

Also: U.S. and Canadian auto sales for February.

Earnings include: AcuityAds Holdings Inc.; Artis REIT; Atlantic Gold Co.; AutoCanada Inc.; First National Financial Corp.; GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc.; George Weston Ltd.; HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd.; Profound Medical Corp.; Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.; Target Corp.; Viemed Healthcare Inc.; Wajax Corp.

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Wednesday March 3

Japan, China and Euro zone Services and Composite PMI.

(8:15 a.m. ET) U.S. ADP National Employment Report for February. Consensus is an increase of 170,000 from January.

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canadian building permits for January. Estimates a rise of 3.0 per cent from December.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. ISM Services PMI for February. The Street projects a reading of 58.9, or flat month-over-month.

(2 p.m. ET) U.S. Fed Beige Book released.

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Earnings include: AYR Strategies Inc.; Denison Mines Corp.; Descartes Systems Group Inc.; Cominar REIT; Element Fleet Management Corp.; Evertz Technologies Ltd.; Granite REIT; Kinaxis Inc.; Laurentian Bank of Canada; Paramount Resources Ltd.; Parex Resources Inc.; Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.; Snowflake Inc.; SunOpta Inc.; TransAlta Corp.; TransAlta Renewables Inc.

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Thursday March 4

Japan consumer confidence

Euro zone jobless rate and retail sales

(7:30 a.m. ET) U.S. Challenger Layoff Report for February.

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(8:30 a.m. ET) Canadian labour productivity for Q4.

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. initial jobless claims for week of Feb. 27. Consensus is 793,000, up from 730,000 in the previous week.

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. productivity for Q4.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. factory orders for January. Consensus is an increase of 1.1 per cent from December.

Earnings include: Africa Oil Corp.; Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.; Broadcom Inc.; Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.; Cara Operations Ltd.; Costco Wholesale Corp.; Freehold Royalties Ltd.; Husky Energy Inc.; Major Drilling Group International; Maple Leaf Foods Inc.; Martinrea International Inc.; NFI Group Inc; Parkland Fuel Corp.; TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.; Tricon Capital Group Inc.

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Friday March 5

Germany factory orders

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canadian merchandise trade balance for January. Consensus is a deficit of $1.4-billion, falling from $1.67-billion in December.

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. employment for February. The Street is projecting a gain of 150,000 with an unemployment rate of 6.4 per cent (up from 6.3 per cent).

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. goods and services trade balance for January. Consensus is US$67.5-billion, up from US$66.6-billion in December.

(10 a.m. ET) Canada’s Ivey PMI for February.

(3 p.m. ET) U.S. consumer credit for January.

Earnings include: Trillium Therapeutics Inc.; Richards Packaging Income Fund

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