Next Week

August 3, 2018

Central Banks: Central banks hold monetary policy reviews in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, The Philippines, Peru, Romania and Serbia. Australia’s quarterly Monetary Policy Statement and minutes from the Bank of Japan Board meeting to be published. Barkin of the Fed speaks publicly, as will Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Lowe.

Holidays: August Civic holiday in Canada, National Holiday in Singapore, and Women’s Day in South Africa.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Data Releases: CPI, PPI, new home sales, consumer credit, JOLTS index, IBD/TIPP optimism index, federal budget, and weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, chain store sales, consumer comfort and energy inventories.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese GDP, current account, producer prices, bank lending, money growth, economy watchers index, machinery orders, machine tool orders, reserves, labor cash earnings, and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese current account, trade balance, consumer prices, producer prices, foreign direct investment, and money and bank lending growth.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Malaysian and Indian industrial production. Indonesian GDP, consumer sentiment, retail sales, and current account. Filipino trade and Malaysian unemployment.

Euroland: Retail purchasing managers index and Sentix gauge of investor sentiment.

Members of the Euro Area: German, French and Italian retail PMI surveys. German industrial orders, industrial production, current account, trade balance, and WPI. Irish and German construction purchasing manager surveys. French current account and business sentiment.French, Spanish, Finnish and Greek industrial production. Greek, French, Italian, Austrian, Finnish, Portuguese and Finnish trade figures. Dutch, Irish, Portuguese and Greek consumer prices. Austrian wholesale prices.

U.K. and Switzerland: British GDP, industrial production, construction output, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ house price index, Halifax house price index, car sales, same store sales, and trade balance. Swiss unemployment.

Nordic Europe: Danish, Norwegian and Swedish consumer prices. Danish and Norwegian industrial production. Danish current account and Norwegian PPI.

Eastern Europe: Czech retail sales. Czech, Hungarian and RomanianĀ  industrial output. Czech and Romanian trade. Romanian and Hungarian CPI.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian consumer confidence, home loans, and construction PMI. New Zealand manufacturing PMI and food price index.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkey’s current account, and South African factory output.

Canada: IVEY-PMI index, unemployment, employment, average hourly wages, housing starts and building permits.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican CPI, PPI, trade balance and industrial production. Brazilian retail sales.

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