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Monday, May 28

U.S. financial markets closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 29

The U.S. Conference Board reports on consumer confidence in May. Economists expect a reading of 69.5.

Companies reporting:

Bank of Nova Scotia

Indigo Books and Music Inc.

Wednesday, May 30

Statistics Canada reports on the raw materials price index and industrial product prices in April. Economists expect a drop of 2 per cent, and an increase of 0.1 per cent, respectively.

Companies reporting:

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

Thursday, May 31

Statistics Canada reports on the current account balance in the first quarter. Economists expect a deficit of $10.8-billion.

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending May 26. Economists expect 370,000 new claims.

Companies reporting:

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Descartes Systems Group Inc.

National Bank of Canada

Friday, June 1

Statistics Canada reports on the gross domestic product in the first quarter. Economists expect annualized growth of 1.8 per cent.

The U.S. Labour Department issues its jobs report for May. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 8.1 per cent, and non-farm payrolls to add 150,000 jobs.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending in April. Economists expect increases of 0.3 per cent in each.

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its manufacturing index for May. Economists expect a reading of 53.9.

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