Next Week

October 12, 2012

During the week to October 19, central banks in Turkey and Thailand hold central bank interest rate policy meetings, and minutes from this month’s Bank of England and Reserve Bank of Australia meetings will be published. 

The second Obama-Romney presidential debate happens on Tuesday, and leaders of the EU hold a summit on Thursday and Friday.

China releases many statistics, most importantly third-quarter GDP.  Other scheduled releases are for consumer and producer prices, money growth, the trade surplus, retail sales, business investment, and industrial production.  India reports wholesale prices, and Singapore releases retail sales.

The U.S. data calendar features retail sales, the CPI, industrial production, housing starts and permits, the Philly Fed and Empire State manufacturing surveys, existing home sales, the NAHB housing market index, business inventories, the Treasury capital flow statistics, and weekly jobless claims, energy inventories, mortgage applications, chain store sales, and consumer comfort.

Japan releases revised industrial production, capacity usage, and the all-industry index. 

Euroland reports construction output, consumer prices, the trade balance and the ZEW Institute indices of investor sentiment toward the euro area and Germany.  German producer prices, Dutch retail sales, and Spanish and Italian trade figures are also scheduled.

Two British house price indices, the ONS index and the Rightmove measure, arrive.  U.K. retail sales, labor statistics, public finances, producer and consumer prices are due as well. 

Three Swiss indicators due next week are producer prices, the trade balance and the ZEW index of investor sentiment.  Icelandic consumer prices, Danish and Polish producer prices, and Norwegian trade statistics are being released, too.

Canada releases consumer prices and wholesale turnover figures.

Australia reports housing and investment loans and motor vehicle sales.  New Zealand consumer prices and South African wholesale sales are due.  So is Turkish consumer confidence.

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