WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
MONDAY Japan trade surplus and allindustry activity index.
Germany producer price index.
Also: Canada's federal election.
Earnings include: Celanese Corp.; Halliburton Co.; Newcrest Mining Ltd.; Southern Copper Corp.; West Fraser Timber Co.
Japan markets closed.
Canadian retail sales for August. Estimate is a rise of 0.3 per cent from July.
U.S. existing home sales. The Street expects an annualized rate decline of 0.7 per cent.