Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Week

The Associated Press

MONDAY, Sept. 30

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Toyota's chairman, Takeshi, Uchiyamada, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington.

BRUSSELS â¿¿ Inflation figures for the 17-country Eurozone are published and are expected to show price pressures remain fairly benign.

TUESDAY, Oct. 1

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for September, 10 a.m. Eastern; Commerce Department releases construction spending for August, 10 a.m.; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on housing finance reform.

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for September.

BERLIN â¿¿ Federal Labor Agency releases September unemployment figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

TOKYO â¿¿ Bank of Japan releases quarterly "tankan" index of business confidence, which if it is as good as expected will clear the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make an expected announcement that he will go ahead with plans to raise the sales tax to 8 percent from 5 percent.

Walgreen Co. reports third-quarter financial results before the market opens.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2

PARIS â¿¿ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the Eurozone.

HONG KONG â¿¿ Asian Development Bank releases latest economic outlook on emerging Asian economies.

Monsanto Co. reports third-quarter financial results before the market opens.

THURSDAY, Oct. 3

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 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 September, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for August, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK â¿¿ Selected chain retailers release September sales.

BRUSSELS â¿¿ Retail sales figures for the 17-country Eurozone will be monitored to see if the recent signs of economic improvement are prompting consumers to spend more.

FRIDAY, Oct. 4

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases employment data for September, 8:30 a.m.
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