Next Week

August 1, 2014

Monetary policy meetings are scheduled next week at the ECB and in Japan, Australia, U.K., Thailand, India and Romania.  The Reserve Bank of Australia releases the quarterly Monetary Policy Statement.

Many countries will be reporting CPI, trade and industrial production.

  • CPI:  Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Cyprus, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Greece.
  • Trade:  The United States, Canada, Germany, France, Finland, Britain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Indonesia.
  • Industrial production:  Germany, Greece, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Italy, Hungary, and Indonesia.

More purchasing managers surveys arrive.  Most will cover the service sector: U.S., Euroland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Russia, and Britain.  There are non-oil private reports due on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Lebanon, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa; retail PMIs for the euro area, Germany, France, and Italy; and construction PMIs for Australia, Germany, and Britain.

Other scheduled U.S. releases include consumer credit, the July Federal budget, the NAPM New York regional PMI, and the IBD/TIPP optimism index.  In addition, the usual weekly readings arrive on chain store sales, mortgage applications, energy inventories, consumer comfort and jobless insurance claims.

Japan reports the index of leading economic indicators, change in reserves, current account, bank lending, economy watchers index, monetary base and bankruptcies.

Chinese money and bank lending figures arrive, along with the trade balance, CPI and PPI.  Some other Asian releases will be Indonesian GDP and Filipino producer prices.

Other that the aforementioned PMIs, trade numbers, industrial output reports and CPI numbers, it’s a fairly lean week for the euro area — just producer prices, retail sales and the Sentix gauge of investor sentiment, plus German orders and current account, Italian GDP, French budget and Greek import prices.

From the U.K., investors will learn the latest reports covering the Halifax house price index, shop price inflation, car sales, construction output and monthly GDP.

Swiss consumer confidence, Romanian producer prices and Hungarian and Romanian retail sales are some other European releases arriving next week.

Australia has several reports: the trade balance, job ads, retail sales, expected inflation, mortgage lending and labor statistics.  New Zealand also releases jobs growth and unemployment, while Turkey reports producer prices.

Canada’s data calendar features the monthly labor force survey, building permits, and the IVEY-PMI index.  Mexican producer prices and Brazilian unemployment are two Latin American upcoming data releases.

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