Next Week

June 8, 2012

Central bank interest rate policy meetings are planned next week in Japan, Switzerland, New Zealand, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Thailand.  The monthly ECB Bulletin will be published.

Australia observes the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday.

Several indicators are each being announced in numerous countries.

  • Consumer prices will be released in China, the United States, Sweden, France, Germany, Portugal, Euroland as a whole, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Poland and Italy.
  • Producer or wholesale prices arrive from China, South Korea, Britain, India, Japan (corporate goods), Switzerland, Hong Kong, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
  • Countries announcing industrial production include The United States, Euroland, China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Romania.
  • Retail sales will be released in Singapore, Brazil, China, South Africa, Finland and the United States.
  • Trade figures are due from Portugal, Euroland, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Romania, Belgium, Britain, The Netherlands, Mexico and China.
  • Current account figures are due from Singapore, China, Brazil, South Africa, Finland and the United States.

China also announces private fixed asset investment, money growth and bank lending.  In Japan, figures will be released on money growth, the tertiary index, consumer confidence, machinery orders, and machine tool orders.  The Ministry of Finance also reports quarterly business sentiment.

Other scheduled U.S. data are the Empire State manufacturing index, the NIFB index of small business investment, the IBD/TIPP optimism gauge, import prices, the monthly federal budget, Treasury capital flow figures (TIC), the preliminary manufacturing purchasing managers index, the U. Michigan index of consumer sentiment and weekly snapshots of chain store sales, jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, energy inventories, and mortgage applications.

Euroland releases quarterly labor costs, Italian GDP, and Greek import prices.

In Britain, the Nationwide consumer confidence index, the NIESR index of monthly GDP growth, and the RICs house price balance index are due.

Australian business confidence and conditions will be reported, as will expected CPI inflation and new auto sales.  Canada is scheduled to report on new home prices and quarterly capacity usage.

Copyright 2012, Larry Greenberg.  All rights reserved.  No secondary distribution without express permission.

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