April 9, 2015 / 6:39 PM / 3 years ago

What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Friday, April 10

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U.S. Labor Department releases import and export prices for March. Economists expect import and
export prices fell 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively. Import prices gained 0.4 percent
in February after seven months of declines. (0830/1230) Separately, the Treasury Department
issues a monthly budget report for March. (1400/1800)
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on the economic outlook before
an event co-sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center and the Financial Planning
Association of the Suncoast. Lacker is a hawk who wants a hike in June. In his last voting stint
three years ago, he dissented at every meeting, thanks to his opposition of QE. (0845/1245)
Separately, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a
morning session of the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Meeting and Convention. (1220/1620)
Apple will take the wraps off its Watch range in its stores and a handful of upscale retail
boutiques across the world. Customers will be able to try out the watches, costing from $350 to
$17,000, and place orders, but won't be able to take the product home until April 24.
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The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp will release housing starts figures for March.
Groundbreaking on new homes in Canada is expected to bounce back in March after falling in
February to their lowest level since 2009. While the drop was partly blamed on severe winter
weather, economists are watching for any signs the robust housing market is softening.
Canada will release jobs figures and the unemployment rate for March. While forecasts are for no
new jobs to have been created, economists will parse the details of the report to see how the
drop in oil prices is affecting the labor market. The unemployment rate is expected to remain at
6.8 percent. (0830/1230)
Brazil's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy participates in a national meeting in Goiania with the
heads of finance of the country's 26 states. Levy will likely press local governments to support
efforts to unify the ICMS state tax to simplify Brazil's byzantine tax system. He may also speak
about the government's push to get congressional approval for bills that could save the
government about $6 billion this year.

 (Compiled by Sourav Bose in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)
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