Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, May 5
WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m. Eastern time.
BRUSSELS — Finance minister from the 18 nations sharing the euro currency discuss Portugal's exit from its bailout program. They are also expected to take stock of the progress made toward overhauling the bloc's financial system by creating a so-called banking union.
BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive arm publishes its economic forecasts for the 28-nation bloc.
TUESDAY, May 6
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.
PARIS — French utility EDF reports its first-quarter sales figures.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Luxury automaker BMW AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.
FRANKFURT, Germany — German airline Lufthansa reports first-quarter earnings figures.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Sports gear maker Adidas AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.
GENEVA — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, reports its first quarter results.
WEDNESDAY, May 7
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for March, 3 p.m.
BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases March industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Commerzbank AG reports first-quarter earnings..
AMSTERDAM — ABInBev, the world's largest brewer and owner of the Budweiser brand, reports first quarter earnings.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG releases earnings figures for the January-March period, its fiscal second quarter.
THURSDAY, May 8
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release April sales.
VENUE TBC, Belgium — European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.
BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases March industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Reinsurer Munich Re reports first-quarter earnings figures.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG reports first-quarter earnings.
MADRID — Spanish energy company Repsol presents first-quarter earnings. Ciaran Giles.
TOKYO — Toyota, the world's top automaker, announces fiscal annual earnings and final quarter results, expected to show growth on the back of a favorable exchange rate.
FRIDAY, May 9
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for March, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for March, 10 a.m.
BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for March.
AMSTERDAM — ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, reports first quarter earnings.
PARIS — Alcatel Lucent reports its first quarter earnings.