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									                                                                                                                                                                                   March 8 to 12, 2010
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                        Day                 Hour                                         Indicator                                       Period              Consensus
                                                                                                                                                                                                           data


                                   UNITED STATES
                MONDAY 8
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                TUESDAY 9
                                             9:30            Speech of the Chicago Fed President, C. Evans

                WEDNESDAY 10
                                            10:00            Wholesale sales (m/m)                                                         Jan.                       n.a.                0.4%                 0.8%
                                            10:00            Wholesale inventories (m/m)                                                   Jan.                     0.2%                  0.4%                -0.8%
                                            14:00            Federal budget (US$B)                                                         Feb.                    -202.0               -225.0                 -42.6

                THURSDAY 11
                                             8:30            Initial unemployment claims                   March 1-5                                             450,000              475,000              469,000
                                             8:30            Trade balance – food and services (US$B)        Jan.                                                  -40.4                -42.0                -40.2
                                            14:00            Speech of the New York Fed President, W. Dudley

                FRIDAY 12
                                             8:30            Retail sales                                                                  Feb.
                                                               Total (m/m)                                                                                          -0.2%                -0.4%                 0.5%
                                                               Excluding automobiles (m/m)                                                                           0.1%                -0.2%                 0.6%
                                            10:00            Business inventories (m/m)                                                    Jan.                      0.1%                 0.2%                -0.2%
                                            10:00            Michigan's consumer sentiment index – prel.                                  March                       73.9                 72.0                 73.6




                                   CANADA
                MONDAY 8
                                             8:15            Housing starts (ann. rate)                                                    Feb.                  186,000              184,500              185,600

                TUESDAY 9
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                WEDNESDAY 10
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                THURSDAY 11
                                             8:30            New housing price index (m/m)                    Jan.                                                  0.4%                 0.4%                  0.4%
                                             8:30            International merchandise trade ($B)             Jan.                                                    0.4                 -0.5                  -0.2
                                             8:30            Industrial capacity utilization rate              Q4                                                  70.0%                69.5%                 67.5%
                                            14:05            Speech of the Bank of Canada Governor, M. Carney

                FRIDAY 12
                                             7:00            Net change in employment                                                      Feb.                    17,500                 5,000              43,000
                                             7:00            Unemployment rate                                                             Feb.                     8.3%                  8.4%                8.3%




                NOTE : Desjardins, Economic Studies are involved every week in the Bloomberg survey for Canada and the United States. Approximately 15 economists are consulted for the Canadian survey and a hundred
                or so for the United States. The abbreviations m/m, q/q and y/y correspond to monthly, quarterly and yearly variation respectively. (SA): Seasonally adjusted, (NSA): Non seasonally adjusted.The times shown
                are Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 5 hours).       Forecast of Desjardins, Economic Studies of the Desjardins Group.


  François Dupuis                                                               Yves St-Maurice                                                                   514-281-2336 or 1 866 866-7000, ext. 2336
  Vice-President and Chief Economist                                            Director and Deputy Chief Economist                                               E-mail: desjardins.economics@desjardins.com
  Mathieu D’Anjou                               Benoit P. Durocher                         Francis Généreux                            Martin Lefebvre                    Hendrix Vachon
  Senior Economist                              Senior Economist                           Senior Economist                            Senior Economist                   Economist

NOTE   TO READERS :   The letters k, M and B are used in texts and tables to refer to thousands, millions and billions respectively.
                                                                                                                                                                                   March 8 to 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                                       Consensus                           Previous data
                  Country                     Hour                                  Indicator                                   Period
                                                                                                                                                    m/m (q/q)   y/y                      m/m (q/q)    y/y


                                   OVERSEAS
                SUNDAY 7
                Japan                         18:50            Current account (¥B)                                              Jan.              1,249.5                               1,100.5
                Japan                         18:50            Trade balance (¥B)                                                Jan.                152.9                                 631.2


                MONDAY 8
                Germany                        6:00            Industrial production                                             Jan.                  1.0%               0.9%              -2.6%             -7.1%


                TUESDAY 9
                France                         2:45            Trade balance (€B)                                                Jan.                   -4.0                                  -4.3
                UK                             4:30            Trade balance (£M)                                                Jan.                -3,000                                -3,262


                WEDNESDAY 10
                China                         0:00             Trade balance (US$B)                                              Feb.                  7.15                                 14.17
                Germany                       2:00             Trade balance (€B)                                                Jan.                  14.5                                  13.5
                Germany                       2:00             Current account (€B)                                              Jan.                  15.0                                  20.6
                Germany                       2:00             Consumer price index                                              Feb.                 0.2%                0.4%              0.2%               0.4%
                France                        2:45             Industrial production                                             Jan.                 0.1%                1.7%             -0.1%              -2.3%
                Italy                         4:00             Industrial production                                             Jan.                 0.7%               -3.4%             -0.7%              -5.6%
                UK                            4:30             Industrial production                                             Jan.                 0.3%               -0.8%              0.5%              -3.6%
                Italy                         5:00             Real GDP                                                           Q4                 -0.2%               -2.8%             -0.2%              -2.8%
                New Zealand                   15:00            Reserve Bank of New Zealand meeting                                                   2.50%                                 2.50%
                Japan                         18:50            Real GDP                                                           Q4                  1.0%                                  1.1%
                China                         21:00            Producer price index                                              Feb.                                    5.1%                                  4.3%
                China                         21:00            Consumer price index                                              Feb.                                    2.5%                                  1.5%
                China                         21:00            Retail sales                                                      Feb.                                   18.5%                                 17.5%
                China                         21:00            Industrial production                                             Feb.                                   19.6%                                 18.5%


                THURSDAY 11
                France                        2:45             Non-farm payrolls                         Q4              -0.4%                                                              -0.4%
                Euro zone                     5:00             Release of the European Central Bank March Monthly Report
                Switzerland                   9:00             Swiss National Bank meeting                              0.25%                                                              0.25%
                Japan                         23:30            Industrial production                    Jan.               n.a.                                             n.a.            2.5%               5.1%


                FRIDAY 12
                France                         2:45            Current account (€B)                                              Jan.                   -3.9                                  -3.6
                Euro zone                      6:00            Industrial production                                             Jan.                  0.7%              -1.6%              -1.7%             -5.0%




                NOTE : In contrast to the situation in Canada and the United States, disclosure of overseas economic figures is much more approximate. The day of publication is therefore shown for information purposes
                only. The abbreviations m/m, q/q and y/y correspond to monthly, quarterly and yearly variation respectively. (SA): Seasonally adjusted, (NSA): Non seasonally adjusted. The times shown are Eastern Standard
                Time (GMT - 5 hours).


  François Dupuis                                                               Yves St-Maurice                                                                   514-281-2336 or 1 866 866-7000, ext. 2336
  Vice-President and Chief Economist                                            Director and Deputy Chief Economist                                               E-mail: desjardins.economics@desjardins.com
  Mathieu D’Anjou                               Benoit P. Durocher                         Francis Généreux                            Martin Lefebvre                    Hendrix Vachon
  Senior Economist                              Senior Economist                           Senior Economist                            Senior Economist                   Economist

NOTE   TO READERS :   The letters k, M and B are used in texts and tables to refer to thousands, millions and billions respectively.

								
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