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Monday, April 29

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending in March. Economists expect personal income to rise 0.4 per cent, and spending to remain flat.

The U.S. National Association of Realtors reports on pending home sales in March. Economists expect an annual rise of 6.1 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Embraer SA

Fiat SpA

Loews Corp.

Newmont Mining Corp.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Tembec Inc.

Volkswagen AG

Tuesday, April 30

Statistics Canada reports on the gross domestic product in February. Economists expect annual growth of 1.3 per cent.

Statscan reports on the raw materials price index and industiral product prices in March. Economists expect prices to rise by 0.4 per cent and 0.2 per cent, respectively.

The S&P Case-Shiller U.S. home price index for February is published. Economists expect an annual increase of 9 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Anheuser Busch Inbev SA

Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Athabasca Oil Corp.

Ballard Power Systems Inc.


Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.

CGI Group Inc.

Deutsche Bank AG

Gazprom OAO

Genworth Canada MI Canada Inc.

Heritage Oil Corp.

Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Mcgraw-Hill Cos. Inc.

Norbord Inc.

NYSE Euronext

Pfizer Inc.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc.

Thomson Reuters Corp.


United States Steel Corp.

Valero Energy Corp.

Yamana Gold Inc.

Wednesday, May 1

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board makes its interest rate announcement. Economists expect the benchmark rate to be left unchanged at 0.25 per cent.

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management publishes its manufacturing index for April. Economists expect a reading of 51.

Companies reporting:

ARC Resources Ltd.

Bell Aliant Inc.

Cameco Corp.

Canfor Corp.

Cott Corp.

Devon Energy Corp.

Facebook Inc.

HudBay Minerals Inc.

JDS Uniphase Inc.

Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

Loblaw Cos. Ltd.

MasterCard Inc.

Merck & Co. Inc.

Pengrowth Energy Corp.

Talisman Energy Inc.

Time Warner Inc.

Trimac Transportation Ltd.

Uni-Sélect Inc.

Viacom Inc.

Visa Inc.

Thursday, May 2

Statistics Canada reports in the international merchandise trade balance in March. Economists a deficit of $700-million.

The U.S. Labour Department reports on non-farm productivity and unit labour costs in the first quarter. Economists expect a rise of 1.5 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the trade balance in March. Economists expect a deficit of $42-billion (U.S.).

Companies reporting:

American International Group Inc.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

CCL Industries Inc.

CME Group Inc.

Eldorado Gold Corp.

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

General Motors Co.

Gildan Activewear Inc.

Goldcorp Inc.

Great-West Lifeco Inc.

Inmet Mining Corp.

International Paper Co.

Kellogg Co.

Kraft Foods Group Inc.

Manulife Financial Corp.

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.

MDC Holdings Inc.

Mega Brands Inc.

Newalta Corp.

Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

Petrobakken Energy Ltd.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Russel Metals Inc.

Siemens AG

Sierra Wireless Inc.

SNC Lavalin Group Inc.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

Westport Innovations Inc.

Friday, May 3

The U.S. Labour Department issues its jobs report for April. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 7.6 per cent, and non-farm payrolls to grow by 150,000 jobs.

Companies reporting:

Air Canada

Canadian REIT

Duke Energy Corp.

GMP Capital Inc.

Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd.

IGM Financial Inc.

MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

Moodys Corp.

Taseko Mines Ltd.

Washington Post Co.

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