Next Week

February 9, 2018

Holiday Closures: Japan Founders Day on Monday. Brazil observes Mardi Gras on Monday and Tuesday. Several Asian countries will be closed Thursday and/or Friday for the Lunar New Year that ushers in the year of the dog. These include China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.

Central Banks: Policy reviews at the Swedish Riksbank, Bank of Thailand, Bank Indonesia and in Sri Lanka.

Scheduled U.S. Statistical Releases: Industrial production, capacity utilization, retail sales, consumer prices, housing starts, building permits, small business sentiment, import prices, the Empire State and Philly Fed manufacturing indices, January’s federal budget deficit, real weekly earnings, Treasury-compiled capital flows, the National Association of Home Builders housing index, producer prices, and weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, energy inventories, chain store sales, and consumer comfort.

Japanese Data: Real GDP, revised industrial production, capacity usage, domestic corporate goods prices, machine tool orders, and machinery orders.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Singaporean and Malaysian GDP. Malaysian and Indonesian current accounts. Indonesian and Singaporean trade. Indonesian and Indian wholesale prices. Indian industrial output and CPI. South Korean unemployment and Singaporean retail sales.

Euroland: Real GDP, industrial production, trade and car sales.

Members of the Euro Area: German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Cypriot GDP. German WPI and index of leading economic indicators. French, Greek, Irish and Spanish consumer prices. Italian, Belgian, Irish and Dutch trade. French and unemployment. Dutch retail sales, Greek import prices and Ireland’s construction purchasing managers index.

U.K. and Switzerland: British CPI, PPI, retail prices, retail sales, labor market data, and house prices. Swiss CPI, PPI and import prices.

Eastern Europe: Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Romanian GDP. Romanian and Hungarian consumer prices and industrial output. Poland’s current account.

Nordic Europe: Danish CPI and PPI. Norwegian trade and consumer sentiment. Icelandic unemployment.

Australian and New Zealand: Australian labor statistics, motor vehicle sales, consumer confidence and business conditions and confidence. New Zealand’s manufacturing purchasing managers index and food prices.

South Africa and Turkey: South African retail sales, wholesale turnover and unemployment. Turkey’s unemployment and current account.

Canada and Mexico: Canadian existing home sales and monthly survey of manufacturing sales, orders and inventories. Mexico’s index of leading economic indicators.

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