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TUESDAY, April 1

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m.; General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies about auto recalls during a hearing before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for March.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases March unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

BRUSSELS — Unemployment is expected to remain near a record high for the eurozone when the Eurostat agency releases its latest estimates on Tuesday.

TOKYO — Japan economic outlook from BOJ. Coincides with sales tax hike.

WEDNESDAY, April 2

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for February, 10 a.m.; Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.

Monsanto Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

THURSDAY, April 3

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for March, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the Eurozone.

FRIDAY, April 4

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for March, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases February industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

Monday, April 7

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February, 3 p.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases February industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy.

TUESDAY, April 8

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for February, 10 a.m.

TOKYO — BOJ monetary policy statement, could involve added stimulus following April 1 tax hike.

WEDNESDAY, April 9

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for February, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from March interest-rate meeting.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for February.

THURSDAY, April 10

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for March, 2 p.m.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release March sales comparisons.

FRIDAY, April 11

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, April 14

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 15

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for February, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for April, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.

GENEVA — Swiss drugmaker Roche reports first-quarter results.

GENEVA — Swiss food and drink giant Nestle reports first quarter results.

PARIS — French dairy and bottled water company Danone reports its first-quarter sales figures.

WEDNESDAY, April 16

WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases housing starts for March, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for March, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

GENEVA —Credit Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland behind UBS, reports its first quarter results.

THURSDAY, April 17

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.;

FRIDAY, April 18

WASHINGTON — Conference Board releases leading indicators for March, 10 a.m.

U.S. stock market is closed for Good Friday.

MONDAY, April 21

TUESDAY, April 22

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for March, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, April 23

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m.

PARIS — Michelin reports first quarter sales.

STOCKHOLM — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson presents first-quarter results.

THURSDAY, April 24

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

GENEVA — Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports first quarter results.

PARIS — French beverage company Pernod Ricard reports its quarterly sales figures.

PARIS — Renault reports first quarter sales.

MUNICH — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust connected with a $45 million payment to a German banker.

FRIDAY, April 25

STOCKHOLM — Electrolux presents first-quarter results.

STOCKHOLM — Truck maker AB Volvo presents first-quarter results.

MONDAY, April 28

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for March, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Drug and chemical company Bayer AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

PARIS — French utility GDF-Suez reports its first-quarter earnings.

TUESDAY, April 29

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Deutsche Bank AG, Germany's biggest bank, reports first-quarter earnings figures.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

PARIS — Sanofi reports first quarter results.

WEDNESDAY, April 30

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases April unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Daimler AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

TOKYO — BOJ policy statement.

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