Business events scheduled for the coming month

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

All times are Eastern

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1

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

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for September.

THURSDAY, Oct. 2

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

PARIS — The world's leading carmakers present their next best thing at the Paris Car Show, as the European auto industry — and the overall economy — tries to dig out of a prolonged slump.

NAPLES, Italy — European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the Eurozone.

FRIDAY, Oct. 3

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

MONDAY, Oct. 6

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases August industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

TUESDAY, Oct. 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for August, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for August, 3 p.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases August industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 9

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for August, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release September sales.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for August.

MONDAY, Oct. 13

Columbus Day- bond market closed.

STOCKHOLM — Nobel economics prize announcement.

TUESDAY, Oct. 14

WASHINGTON —Treasury releases federal budget for fiscal year 2012, 2 p.m.

BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.

DUBLIN — Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan unveils Ireland's eighth straight austerity budget as the country continues its long march back from the brink of bankruptcy.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for September, 8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases retail sales data for September, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for August, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

PARIS — French dairy and bottled water company Danone reports its third-quarter sales figures.

THURSDAY, Oct. 16

WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for September, 9:15 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for October, 10 a.m.

GENEVA — Swiss drugmaker Roche reports third-quarter results.

GENEVA — Swiss food and drink giant Nestle reports nine-month results.

FRIDAY, Oct. 17

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

MONDAY, Oct. 20

STOCKHOLM — Electrolux presents third-quarter results.

TUESDAY, Oct. 21

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

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22

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

PARIS — Michelin reports third-quarter sales.

THURSDAY, Oct. 23

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for September, 10 a.m.

MADRID — The National Statistics Institute releases unemployment figures for the third quarter.

GENEVA — Credit Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland behind UBS, reports its third quarter results.

FRIDAY, Oct. 24

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases new home sales for September, 10 a.m.

STOCKHOLM — Ericsson presents third-quarter results.

STOCKHOLM — Truck maker AB Volvo presents third-quarter earnings.

MONDAY, Oct. 27

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for September, 10 a.m.

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

TUESDAY, Oct. 28

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for September, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

GENEVA — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, reports its third-quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

GENEVA — Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports third-quarter results before the opening of trading in Zurich.

PARIS — Sanofi reports third-quarter results.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

PARIS — Renault reports third-quarter sales.

THURSDAY, Oct. 30

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases October unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

MADRID — The National Statistics Institute releases preliminary GDP figures for the third quarter.

FRIDAY, Oct. 31

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.