This Week

June 14, 2010

Japan, Switzerland, Turkey, Mexico and Chile hold central bank interest rate meetings.  The last may implement an initial rate hike, while the others are not expected to modify policy.  The Bank of Japan and Reserve Bank of Australia will be releasing minutes of previous meetings.  The Bank of England reports of its inflation attitudes survey, and the ECB publishes its monthly Bulletin.  Japanese monetary officials will be unveiling their monthly economic assessment, and Governor Shirakawa holds a press conference.  Bernanke, Bullard, and Plosser are some of the Fed officials who will be speaking publicly.

Scheduled U.S. data include include the monthly current account and monthly reports on consumer prices, producer prices, import prices, housing starts, building permits, industrial production, the New York and Philly Fed indices, the NAHB index, and the index of leading economic indicators.  Weekly figures on jobless claims, chain store sales, consumer confidence, energy inventories, and mortgage applications also get reported.

British releases will cover consumer prices, unemployment, wages, productivity, the DCLG index, the RICs home price balance, retail sales, the survey of industrial trends, public finances, and M4.

From the euro area arrives the trade balance, labor cost trends, jobs, and consumer prices.  The German PPI and ZEW index of investor confidence are also due, as are Belgian and Dutch consumer confidence, Dutch industrial output, and Italian orders.

Some East European figures to watch will be Poland’s CPI, PPI and industrial production, Czech producer prices and current account, and Russian producer prices and industrial output.

Japan’s data schedule is light: the tertiary index, index of leading economic indicators, and Reuters proxy of the monthly Tankan diffusion indices.

Canadian productivity, manufacturing sales and orders, existing home sales, international security movements, and index of leading economic indicators are due.  So are Australian housing starts and leaders, Israeli consumer prices and GDP, Singapore retail sales and Malaysian consumer prices.

In Latin America, Brazilian retail sales and Argentine industrial production, GDP and consumer prices are some of the releases later this week.

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