This Week's Earnings and Economic Reports


September 30-October 6, 2012

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Economic Reports and Events This Week U.S. Domestic:Eastern Time Zone (GMT -4:00) (New York, Toronto) Oct 1 10:00 AM ISM Index Sep Oct 1 10:00 AM Construction Spending Aug Oct 2 2:00 PM Auto Sales Sep Oct 2 2:00 PM Truck Sales Sep Oct 3 7:00 AM MBA Mortgage Index 09/29 Oct 3 8:15 AM ADP Employment Change Sep Oct 3 10:00 AM ISM Services Sep Oct 3 10:30 AM Crude Inventories 09/29 Oct 3 2:00 PM FOMC Minutes 9/12Oct 4 7:30 AM Challenger Job Cuts Sep Oct 4 8:30 AM Initial Claims 09/29 Oct 4 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 09/22 Oct 4 10:00 AM Factory Orders Aug Oct 5 8:30 AM Nonfarm Payrolls Sep Oct 5 8:30 AM Nonfarm Private Payrolls Sep Oct 5 8:30 AM Unemployment Rate Sep Oct 5 8:30 AM Hourly Earnings Sep Oct 5 8:30 AM Average Workweek Sep Oct 5 3:00 PM Consumer Credit AugInternational:Eastern Time Zone (GMT -4:00) (New York, Toronto) Sep 30 CNY Leading Index (Aug) Sep 30 19:30 AUD TD Securities Inflation (Sep)Sep 30 19:30 AUD AiG Performance of Manufacturing Index (Sep)Sep 30 19:50 JPY Tankan Non-Manufacturing Index and Outlook (Q3)Sep 30 19:50 JPY Tankan Large Manufacturers Outlook (Q3) ***Sep 30 19:50 JPY Tankan Large All Industry Capex (Q3) Sep 30 21:00 CNY Manufacturing PMI (Sep)Oct 1 03:15 CHF Retail Sales (Aug)Oct 1 03:30 CHF SVME-Purchasing Managers Index (Sep)Oct 1 03:55 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (Sep F)Oct 1 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (Sep F)Oct 1 04:30 GBP Purchasing Manager Index Manufacturing (Sep) Oct 1 04:30 GBP Mortgage Approvals, Net Consumer Credit and Net Lending Sec. on Dwellings (Aug)Oct 1 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Unemployment Rate (Aug)Oct 1 08:58 USD Markit US PMI FinalOct 1 10:00 USD ISM Manufacturing (Sep) ***Oct 1 10:00 USD ISM Prices Paid (Sep) and Construction Spending (Aug)Oct 1 21:30 JPY Labor Cash Earnings (Aug)Oct 2 CAD Statistics Canada Releases Historical GDP Revisions Oct 2 00:30 AUD Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Decision ***Oct 2 04:30 GBP Purchasing Manager Index Construction (Sep)Oct 2 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Producer Price Index (Aug) ***Oct 2 19:30 AUD AiG Performance of Service Index (Sep)Oct 2 21:00 CNY Non-manufacturing PMI (Sep)Oct 2 21:00 AUD Trade Balance (Aug), Retail Sales (Aug), and HIA New Home Sales (Aug)Oct 3 03:55 EUR German Purchasing Manager Index Services (Sep F) Oct 3 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Composite (Sep F)Oct 3 04:00 EUR Euro-Zone Purchasing Manager Index Services (Sep F)Oct 3 04:30 GBP Purchasing Manager Index Services (Sep)Oct 3 04:30 GBP Official Reserves (Sep)Oct 3 05:00 EUR Euro-Zone Retail Sales (Aug) ***Oct 3 08:15 USD ADP Employment Change (Sep)Oct 3 10:00 USD ISM Non-manufacturing Composite (Sep) Oct 4 03:15 CHF Industrial Production (Q2) Oct 4 04:30 GBP Bank of England Housing Equity Withdrawal (Q2)Oct 4 07:00 GBP BOE Asset Purchase Target (Oct) ***Oct 4 07:00 GBP Bank of England Rate Decision ***Oct 4 07:45 EUR European Central Bank Rate Decision ***Oct 4 08:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims (Sep 22)Oct 4 10:00 CAD Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (Sep) Oct 4 10:00 USD Factory Orders (Aug)Oct 4 14:00 USD Fed Releases Minutes from Sep. 13 FOMC Meeting ***Oct 4 19:30 AUD AiG Performance of Construction Index (Sep)Oct 5 JPY Bank of Japan Rate Decision ***Oct 5 01:00 JPY Leading Index (Aug P)Oct 5 02:30 JPY BOJ Governor Shirakawa Briefing ***Oct 5 04:00 CHF KOF Institute October Economic Forecast Oct 5 06:00 EUR German Factory Orders (Aug)Oct 5 08:30 CAD Unemployment Rate (Sep) ***Oct 5 08:30 USD Change in Nonfarm Payrolls (Sep) ***Oct 5 08:30 CAD Net Change in Employment (Sep) ***Oct 5 08:30 USD Change in Private Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings (Sep)Oct 5 08:30 CAD Full Time Employment Change (Sep)Oct 5 08:30 USD Unemployment Rate (Sep) *** Oct 5 08:30 USD Underemployment Rate (U6) (Sep)Oct 5 15:00 USD Consumer Credit (Aug)*** Highly influentialNotice: The Bastiat Group, Inc. has attempted to verify the information contained in this calendar, however, any aspect of such info may change without notice. Foreign economic reports included in this list are only those deemed "medium to high impact". Key Earnings Announcements This Week Monday, Oct 1, 2012Before: CALM, FGP, SURGDuring: -After: TISI Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012Before: AYI, MOSDuring: -After: RECN, XRTX Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012Before: FDO, MON, PRMDuring: -After: MAR, NAU, OCZ Thursday, Oct 4, 2012Before: ISCADuring: RMCFAfter: - Friday, Oct 5, 2012Before: STZDuring: -After: SMIT

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