Next Week

January 12, 2013

Central Bank Watch:  Three central banks holding interest rate policy meetings next week are the Bank of Mexico, the Bank of Brazil and Bank Rossii.  The Federal Reserve Beige Book of regional economic conditions and the monthly ECB Bulletin will be published.  Several Fed officials have speaking engagements including Bernanke, Dudley, Evans, Lockhart, Rosengren, Plosser, and Williams.  A number of Bank of England officials testify Tuesday before parliament.  The Bank of Canada’s business climate survey arrives, too.

Holiday closure: Japan on Monday for Coming of Age Day.

Featured data:  Chinese 4Q GDP, German 2012 GDP, U.S. retail sales, industrial production and housing starts, British retail sales and consumer prices, Japanese machinery orders, and New Zealand consumer prices.

Other scheduled data:

The U.S. data release calendar also shows producer prices, consumer prices, the Empire State and Philly Fed manufacturing indices, the U. Michigan consumer sentiment index, the National Association of home builders index, building permits, business inventories, the Treasury Department’s monthly capital flow figures and weekly statistics covering jobless claims, consumer comfort, chain store sales, mortgage applications and energy inventories.

Euro area-wide releases will be covering industrial production, consumer prices, the trade balance and construction output.  German revised consumer prices are getting reported, and so are Germany’s WPI and 2012 fiscal balance.  The monthly French budget figures arrive, as do Italian industrial production and trades; Spain’s CPI and index of leading economic indicators; Dutch trades, retail sales, and consumer confidence; Ireland’s construction PMI index and CPI; Belgium’s trade balance; Portuguese producer prices; and Finnish retail sales and consumer prices.

Other U.K. releases will be the ONS index of home prices, the index of leading economic indicators, and producer prices.

Swiss producer prices, industrial production and retail sales arrive, as do Icelandic consumer prices, Denmark’s PPI and Norway’s trade balance.

Besides GDP, China will be reporting foreign direct investment, retail sales, industrial production, property prices, fixed asset investment and the business climate index.

Japanese scheduled releases aside from machinery orders include revised industrial production and capacity usage, the corporate goods price index, money growth, corporate bankruptcies, machine tool orders, consumer confidence, and the tertiary index of service-sector activity.

Some other Asian data highlights next week will be the South Korean PPI and trade balance, Indian wholesale prices, Hong Kong unemployment, Filipino money growth, and Singapore’s retail sales and trade balance.

Canada’s monthly survey of manufacturing sales, orders and inventories arrives, as do data on its portfolio transactions with the rest of the world. Brazilian retail sales and the Mexican index of leading economic indicators are two of Latin America’s upcoming data reports.

From Australia, investors will get new information on the labor market, expected inflation, consumer confidence, auto sales, and import prices.  New Zealand releases business sentiment, import prices, consumer sentiment, food price inflation, job ads and the aforementioned quarterly CPI inflation.  Turkish unemployment and South African retail sales arrive.  South Africa’s factory PMI index is another scheduled data release.

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