Next Week

October 3, 2014

Central bank interest rate policy meetings are scheduled next week in Australia, Japan, Britain, Indonesia, South Korea, Poland and Peru.  Minutes from the September FOMC and Bank of Japan Board meetings will be published.  Finance ministers and central bank leaders from the Group of Twenty meet Thursday in Washington ahead of the start of the IMF/World Bank meetings.  The Bank of Canada will report its quarterly business outlook survey.  Kocherlakota, Dudley and Plosser are some of the Fed regional presidents who will be speaking publicly.

China will be closed Monday in continuing observance of the National Holiday.

Scheduled U.S. data are the IBD/TIPP optimism index, import prices and the monthly budget, plus weekly numbers for jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, chain store sales, and energy inventories.

Japan reports reserves, the index of leading economic indicators, machinery orders, the tertiary index, the current account, the economy watchers index, bankruptcies, money and bank lending growth, and consumer confidence.

China may release reserves, money, bank lending and trade data.  India’s service-sector PMI survey and industrial production arrive. So do Filipino consumer and producer prices and Malaysian trades.

Turning to the euro area’s data calendar, retail PMIs for the whole region, Germany, France and Italy, the Sentix gauge of investor sentiment are due.  So are Germany’s construction PMI; French, Greek, Spanish and Italian industrial production; Dutch, Irish, Greek, Portuguese consumer prices; German and French trades; and German industrial output, orders, and construction PMI are all on the list of upcoming releases.

Australia has several statistics coming out:  the unemployment rate, change in jobs, construction PMI, consumer confidence, and mortgage loans.

Britain reports monthly GDP, the Halifax house price index, RICs housing index, construction output, and trade deficit.  Switzerland statistical releases include consumer prices, retail sales, and unemployment.

Canada’s IVEY-PMI, labor statistics, building permits, and house prices will be reported. Mexican trades and industrial production are scheduled.

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