Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Month

By The Associated Press

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.

MONDAY, Oct. 7

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for August, 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 8

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases international trade data for August, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for August, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Economy Ministry releases August industrial orders figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy. Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for August.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for August, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from its September interest-rate meeting.

BERLIN â¿¿ Economy Ministry releases August industrial production figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

THURSDAY, Oct. 10

WASHINGTON â¿¿ 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 fiscal year 2012, 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 11

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for September, 8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases retail sales data for September, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for August, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, Oct. 14

Columbus Day- bond market closed.

STOCKHOLM â¿¿ The Nobel Memorial Prize in economics is announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

TUESDAY, Oct. 15

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for September, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for October, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, Oct. 17

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for September, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for September, 9:15 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.;

FRIDAY, Oct. 18

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Conference Board releases leading indicators for September, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, Oct. 21

WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for September, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 22

GENEVA â¿¿ Swiss drug maker Novartis AG posts second-quarter results before the opening of the Zurich exchange.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23

THURSDAY, Oct. 24

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for September, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

GENEVA â¿¿ Switzerland's second biggest bank Credit Suisse posts third-quarter earnings before the opening of the Zurich exchange.

PARIS â¿¿ French nuclear giant Areva reports its third-quarter earnings.

STOCKHOLM â¿¿ Wireless equipment maker Ericsson reports third-quarter results.

FRIDAY, Oct. 25

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases durable goods for September, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

STOCKHOLM â¿¿ Truck maker AB Volvo releases Q3 report.

STOCKHOLM â¿¿ Appliance maker Elextrolux AB releases Q3 report.

MONDAY, Oct. 28

WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for September, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 29

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

GENEVA â¿¿ Switzerland's biggest bank UBS AG posts third-quarter results before the opening of the Zurich exchange Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

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

PARIS â¿¿ French cosmetics giant L'Oreal reports its third-quarter sales.

OSLO, Norway â¿¿ Energy group Statoil ASA releases its third-quarter report.

THURSDAY, Oct. 31

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

PARIS â¿¿ French oil giant Total reports its quarterly earnings.

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