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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty


Monday, March 18

Statistics Canada reports on international securities transactions. Companies reporting:

Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

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Lake Shore Gold Corp.

Tuesday, March 19

Statistics Canada reports on wholesale transactions in January. Economists expect a monthly rise of 0.4 per cent.

Statistics Canada reports on manufacturing sales in January Economists expect a monthly rise of 0.6 per cent.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on housing starts and building permits in February. Economists expect 915,000 starts and 923,000 permits, annualized.

Companies reporting:

Adobe Systems Inc.

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Cintas Corp.

Franco-Nevada Corp.

Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Wednesday, March 20

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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.

Companies reporting:

FedEx Corp.

General Mills Inc.

Jabil Circuit Inc.

Lennar Corp.

New Flyer Industries Inc.

Oracle Corp.

Thursday, March 21

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tables the 2013 federal budget

Statistics Canada reports on retail sales in January. Economists expect monthly rise of 0.9 per cent.

The U.S. National Association of Realtors reports on existing home sales in February. Economists expect 5 million annualized sales.

Companies reporting:

AEterna Zentaris Inc.

Athabasca Oil Corp.

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

Nike Inc.

Semafo Inc.

Silver Wheaton Corp.

Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Friday, March 22

Companies reporting:

Boyd Group Income Fund

Tiffany & Co.

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