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Employment reports out in Canada, U.S., on Friday

Paul Sakuma/AP

Monday, Dec. 3

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management publishes its manufacturing index for November. Economists expect a reading of 51.5.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

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The Bank of Canada announces its benchmark interest rate, which is expected to remain unchanged at 1 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Bank of Montreal

Canadian Western Bank

Toll Brothers Inc.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management publishes its non-manufacturing index for November. Economists expect a reading of 53.5.

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Companies reporting:

Laurentian Bank of Canada

Thursday, Dec. 6

The Bank of Canada publishes its Financial System Review

Statistics Canada reports on building permits in October. Economists expect a monthly increase of 2 per cent

Companies reporting:

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ADF Group Inc.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

H&R Block Inc.

Harry Winston Diamond Corp.

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

National Bank of Canada

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.

Smithfield Foods Inc.

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Transcontinental Inc.

Friday, Dec. 7

Statistics Canada issues its jobs report for November. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 7.4 per cent, and payrolls to grow by 7,500 new jobs.

The U.S. Labour Department issues its employment report for November. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 7.9 per cent; non-farm payrolls are expecte to grow by 95,000 jobs.

Companies reporting:

Bank of Nova Scotia

Del Monte Foods Co.

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