Next Week

September 14, 2018

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Norway, South Africa, Hungary, and Thailand. Minutes of the last Reserve Bank of Australia policy review to be published. RBA Kent and ECB President Draghi speak publicly.

Holidays and Special Events: Japan’s Respect for the Aged Day on Monday. India’s Islamic New Year (Moharram) on Thursday. A summit of European Union leaders on Thursday as well.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: The quarterly current account. Monthly housing starts, existing home sales,building permits, NAHB housing market index, Empire State manufacturing index, Philly Fed manufacturing index, Treasury-compiled capital flows, and index of leading economic indicators. Weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, chain store sales, consumer comfort, and energy inventories.

Japanese Data: Consumer prices, preliminary manufacturing purchasing managers index, the all industry index, department store and supermarket sales, and the customs trade balance.

Other Selected Asian Indicators: Indonesian, Indian and Singaporean trade balances. Hong Kong and Malaysian consumer prices. South Korean producer prices, Singaporean retail sales, and Chinese property prices. Hong Kong unemployment and current account.

Euroland: Consumer prices, new car registrations, consumer confidence, construction output, preliminary purchasing manager indices for manufacturing and services, and the current account.

Members of the euro area: French and German preliminary PMIs. German, Irish, and Portuguese producer prices. Italian, Dutch, Greek and Portuguese current accounts. Dutch and French GDP. Italian and Spanish trade balances. Cypriot and Austrian consumer prices. Dutch and Cypriot unemployment. German wholesale prices, Belgian consumer confidence, Italian industrial orders, and French index of leading economic indicators.

U.K. and Switzerland: British and Swiss indices of leading economic indicators. British retail sales, consumer prices, retail prices, producer prices, ONS house price index, Rightmove house price index, public sector borrowing, and industrial trends survey. Swiss trade surplus, industrial production, and money growth.

Eastern Europe: Czech and Polish producer prices. Polish industrial production and retail sales. Hungary’s current account.

Nordic Europe: Danish producer prices and consumer confidence. Swedish unemployment and Norway’s trade balance.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian house prices and index of leading economic indicators. New Zealand’s current account, GDP, consumer sentiment, and service sector purchasing managers index.

South Africa and Turkey: South African consumer prices. Turkish unemployment, retail sales, consumer confidence, and unemployment.

Canada: Retail sales, consumer prices, and survey of manufacturing sales, orders, and inventories.

Brazil and Mexico: Brazil’s index of leading economic indicators. Mexican retail sales and wholesale sales.

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