Next Week

September 23, 2016

Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings will take place in the Czech Republic, Romania, Mexico, Colombia, Taiwan and Israel. Minutes from the Bank of Japan’s late-July Board meeting will be published. Yellen, Bullard, Evans, George, Kaplan, Powell, Harker, and Mester are scheduled to speak publicly during the week. So are ECB President Draghi, Bank of Canada Governor Poloz, Swiss National Bank President Jordan, Hansson, Nowotny and Liikanen of the ECB Governing Council, Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda, and Edey of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

New Zealand Time Change: Clocks there will be moved forward an hour this weekend.

The Great Debate, Part I: First Trump-Clinton debate will be held Monday at Hofstra University on Long Island.

Scheduled U.S. Statistical Releases: Revised GDP, personal income and spending, durable goods orders, pending home sales, new home sales, the Case-Shiller house price index, the Richmond Fed and Dallas Fed manufacturing indices, consumer confidence, the advanced early-bird report on trade, the Reuters/U. Michigan consumer sentiment index, the Chicago-area PMI, and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, chain store sales and energy inventories.

Euroland Data: Unemployment, consumer prices, economic sentiment, money and credit growth, and index of leading economic indicators.

Members of the Euro Zone: German business climate from IFO, import prices, consumer prices, retail sales, unemployment, and consumer sentiment. Italian retail sales, industrial orders, unemployment and consumer confidence. French PPI, consumer spending, and consumer confidence. Spain’s CPI and current account. Austrian, Finnish and Greek producer prices. Cypriot and Portuguese industrial production. Irish and Portuguese retail sales. Finnish consumer sentiment, trade balance and current account. Austrian manufacturing purchasing managers index.

Great Britain and Switzerland: British reviised GDP, current account, money growth, consumer confidence, CBI distributive trades survey, mortgage approvals, Nationwide house price index, and quantity of bonds bought by the Bank of England under its asset purchase program. Swiss index of leading economic indicators and UBS consumption index.

Eastern¬†Europe: Czech business and consumer confidence. Hungary’s trade balance.

Nordic Europe: Swedish trade and PPI. Norwegian and Swedish retail sales. Icelandic PPI and CPI.

Japanese Data: Consumer prices, unemployment, retail sales, household consumption and income, small business sentiment, industrial production, corporate service prices, housing starts, construction orders and motor vehicle output.

Selected Other Asian Data: Three purchasing manager surveys — one each from the government on manufacturing and non-manufacturing and Caixin’s private-compiled poll of manufacturing. Also Chinese corporate earnings, current account and consumer sentiment. Thai and Hong Kong trade balances. South Korean consumer sentiment, retail sales and industrial production. Malaysian producer prices and unemployment.

New Zealand and Australia: New Zealand’s trade balance, building permits, business sentiment and money growth. Australian new home sales.

South Africa and Turkey: Turkish and South African trade positions. South African money and private credit growth and producer prices.

Canada, Mexico and Brazil: Canadian monthly GDP, PPI and raw materials price index. Mexican and Brazilian trade balances. Brazilian unemployment and PPI.

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