Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month

Associated Press

All times are Eastern

FRIDAY, May 1

WASHINGTON —Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales data for April.

CVS Health Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

MONDAY, May 4

WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases factory orders for March, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, May 5

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m.

HANNOVER, Germany — Volkswagen holds its annual shareholder meeting.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Swiss bank UBS reports first-quarter earnings.

WEDNESDAY, May 6

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker BMW reports first-quarter earns.

LONDON — Drugmaker GSK reports quarterly earns.

THURSDAY, May 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for March, 3 p.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases March industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

MADRID — Spanish energy company Repsol presents first-quarter earnings results.

FRIDAY, May 8

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases March industrial production, export and import figures for Europe's biggest economy.

TOKYO — Toyota reports earnings.

MONDAY, May 11

HAMBURG, Germany — Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations meet.

TUESDAY, May 12

WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for March, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for April, 2 p.m.

COPENHAGEN — Danish brewer Carlsberg presents first-quarter results.

CANBERRA — Australian government releases its budget blueprint for the next fiscal year to rein in the deficit as tax income from the mining industry dwindles.

WEDNESDAY, May 13

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

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases first-quarter gross domestic product figure for the country's economy, Europe's biggest.

MUNICH, Germany — Carmaker BMW AG holds annual shareholders meeting in Munich.

COPENHAGEN — Danish shipping and oil group AP Moller-Maersk presents first-quarter results.

TOKYO — Nissan reports earnings.

THURSDAY, May 14

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

FRIDAY, May 15

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for April, 9:15 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for March, 4 p.m.

MONDAY, May 18

WASHINGTON —National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for May, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, May 19

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for April, 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 20

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest-rate meeting.

TOKYO — First estimate of GDP for January-March.

THURSDAY, May 21

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, May 22

WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.

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

TOKYO — Japan's central bank ends monetary policy meeting.

MONDAY, May 25

U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Memorial Day.

TUESDAY, May 26

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for April, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for March and the first quarter, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for April, 10 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for May, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 27

DRESDEN, Germany — Finance ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations meet. Runs through May 29.

THURSDAY, May 28

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for April, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, May 29

WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

TOKYO — Japan's monthly economic data, for April.

MONDAY, June 1

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for April, 8:30 a.m.

TOKYO — BOJ Tankan economic outlook.

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