Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month

Associated Press

All times are Eastern

MONDAY, March 2

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for January, 10 a.m.

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Day 1 of Mobile World Congress.

TOKYO — Japan's central bank quarterly economic outlook assessment.

TUESDAY, March 3

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for February.

LONDON —Barclays reports earnings.

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Day 2 of Mobile World Congress.

WEDNESDAY, March 4

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for February, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Day 3 of Mobile World Congress.

THURSDAY, March 5

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for January, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, March 6

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for January, 3 p.m.

Cyprus — The European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the 19-nation eurozone.

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

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Final day of Mobile World Congress.

MONDAY, March 9

BERLIN — Germany releases January export and import figures for the country's economy, Europe's biggest.

TOKYO — Revised GDP data for the fourth quarter of 2014.

TUESDAY, March 10

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for January, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, March 11

WASHINGTON — Treasury releases federal budget for February, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 12

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases retail sales data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for January, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, March 15

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, March 16

WASHINGTON —Federal Reserve releases industrial production for February, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, March 17

WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases housing starts for February, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

TOKYO — Japan's central bank wraps up monetary policy meeting.

WEDENSDAY, March 18

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and projections due at 2:00 p.m.

MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents earnings results for 2014.

THURSDAY, March 19

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade measure for the fourth quarter, 8:30 a.m. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, March 23

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for February, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, March 24

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases foreign holdings of U.S. debt for January, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for February, 10 a.m.;

WEDNESDAY, March 25

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for February, 8:30 a.m.

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

THURSDAY, March 26

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

FRIDAY, March 27

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

TOKYO — Japan's economic data for February.

MONDAY, March 30

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for February, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for February, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, March 31

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for January, 9 a.m.; Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases unemployment figures for March.

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