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Economists will be watching for signs of an upturn when the U.S. Mortgage Bankers Association reports on residential mortgage applications on Wedndesday.

MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

Monday, Feb. 4

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on factory orders in December. Economists expect an increase of 2.2 per cent.

Companies reporting:

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Anglo American Platinum Ltd.

Gannett Co. Inc.

Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA

Yum Brands Inc.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

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The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its non-manufacturing index for January. Economists expect a reading of 55.

Companies reporting:

Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Bell Aliant Inc.

BP PLC

CME Group Inc.

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Genworth MI Canada Inc.

Indigo Books and Music Inc.

Kellogg Co.

Mazda Motor Corp.

NYSE Euronext Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Toyota Motor Corp.

Walt Disney Co.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Economists will be watching for signs of an upturn when the U.S. Mortgage Bankers Association reports on residential mortgage applications.

Companies reporting:

Akamai Technologies Inc.

ArcelorMittal SA

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.

Calian Technologies Inc.

Canaccord Financial Inc.

Cummins Inc.

CVS Caremark Corp.

Gildan Activewear Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Husky Energy Inc.

IntercontinentalExchange Inc.

Marathon Oil Corp.

News Corp.

Sierra Wireless Inc.

Time Warner Inc.

TMX Group Inc.

Visa Inc.

Westjet Airlines Ltd.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Statistics Canada reports on the new-housing price index in December. Economists expect an annual rise of 0.1 per cent.

Statscan reports on building permits issued in December. Economists expect a monthly drop of 5 per cent.

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims in the week ending Feb. 2. Economists expect 360,000 new claims.

Companies reporting:

Air Canada

BCE Inc.

Fortis Inc.

Great-West Lifeco Inc.

Hasbro Inc.

KKR & Co. LP

Manulife Financial Corp.

Matsui Construction Co. Ltd.

New York Times Co.

Philip Morris International Inc.

Sanofi SA

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.

Sony Corp.

Sprint Nextel Corp.

Teck Resources Ltd.

Friday, Feb. 8

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is expected to report on housing starts in January. Economists expect 195,000 annualized starts.

Statistics Canada reports on the international merchandise trade balance in December. Economists expect a deficit of $1.5-billion.

Statistics Canada issues its jobs report for January. Economists expect the unemployment rate to rise to 7.2 per cent, and payrolls to grow by 5,000 new jobs.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the trade balance in December. Economists expect a deficit of $45.9-billion (U.S.).

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on wholesale inventories in December. Economists expect an increase of 0.4 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Apollo Global Management LLC

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP

Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

Moodys Corp.

Zenotech Laboratories Ltd.

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