Next Week

October 5, 2018

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in Serbia, Peru, Israel and Argentina. Bostic, Williams and Evans are some of the Fed officials speaking publicly. ECB minutes to be published.

Holidays and Special Events: Sports Day in Japan, Columbus Day in the U.S. and Thanksgiving Day in Canada fall on Monday. The Autumn World Bank/IMF meetings run October 12-14 in Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Consumer prices, producer prices, import prices, NFIB small business confidence, IBD/TIPP optimism index, U.S. federal deficit for September and fiscal 2018, Reuters/U. Michigan consumer sentiment, as well as weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, chain store sales, energy inventories, and mortgage applications.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese money growth, bank lending, producer prices, tertiary index, machinery orders, machine tool orders, economy watchers index, and current account. Chinese reserves, money growth, bank lending, foreign direct investment, service sector purchasing managers index and possibly trade balance.

Other Selected Asian Releases: Malaysian and Indian industrial production. Singaporean and Indonesian retail sales. South Korea’s current account and index of leading economic indicators. Singapore’s GDP and Filipino GDP.

Euroland: Industrial production and Sentix measure of investor sentiment.

Members of the Euro Area: German CPI, WPI, import prices, industrial production, current account and trade surplus. Greek, French, Irish and Spanish consumer prices. Greek, Austrian, Cypriot, Portuguese, and Dutch trade balances. French, Italian, Greek and Finnish industrial production. Greek unemployment and import prices. French business sentiment and Spain’s index of leading economic indicators.

U.K. and Switzerland: British industrial production, construction output, trade balance, monthly GDP, same-store sales, and RICs house price balance. Swiss unemployment.

Eastern Europe: Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian trade balance, industrial production and consumer prices. Czech retail sales and unemployment. Romanian GDP.

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

Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand: Australian employment, unemployment, consumer confidence, and business conditions and confidence. South African business sentiment and factory output. New Zealand food prices and manufacturing purchasing managers index.

Canada, Mexico, and Brazil: Canadian housing starts, home prices and building permits. Mexican trade, CPI and PPI. Brazilian retail sales.

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