Next Week

February 8, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in Sweden and New Zealand. Powell, Mester, Bostic and George of the Federal Reserve will be speaking publicly.

Holidays and Special Events: Japan closed Monday for Foundation Day, and the Eurogroup meets that day as well. British Prime Minister May to update Parliament on Wednesday on the state of Brexit negotiations. Friday is the final day for the 3-week federal government shutdown suspension.

Scheduled U.S. Data Releases: Retail sales, National Association of Homebuilders housing index, consumer prices, housing starts, trade deficit, JOLTS index, small business sentiment, producer prices, average weekly earnings, Empire State manufacturing index, U. Michigan index of consumer sentiment, import prices, personal spending price deflator, unit labor costs, and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, energy inventories, and chain store sales.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese fourth quarter GDP and monthly money growth, tertiary index, machine tool orders, revised industrial production, and capacity utilization. Chinese money growth, bank lending, consumer prices, producer prices, trade balance, service sector purchasing managers index, current account, and foreign direct investment.

Selected Other Asian Economic Releases: Malaysian and South Korean current accounts. Indonesian and Indian trade balances. Indian industrial production and wholesale prices. Singapore GDP and retail sales.

Euroland: Industrial production, employment growth, GDP, trade balance and new car sales.

Members of the Euro Area: German, Italian, Portuguese, and Cypriot GDP. Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Dutch and Irish consumer¬† prices. Cypriot, Belgian Dutch and Italian trade balances. Greek import prices, Finland’s current account, French business sentiment, and Dutch retail sales. Ireland’s construction purchasing managers index.

U.K. and Switzerland: British industrial production, construction¬† output, GDP, consumer prices, GDP, retail prices, producer prices, DCLG house price index, trade balance, and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ house price balance index. Swiss consumer prices and PPI/import price index.

Eastern Europe: Romanian, Hungarian, Czech and Polish GDP. Polish and Romanian current accounts. Polish and Hungarian industrial production. Czech, Romanian and Hungarian consumer prices.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian and Danish consumer prices. Norway’s trade balance and PPI.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian business confidence and conditions, home loans, and consumer confidence. New Zealand food prices and manufacturing purchasing managers index.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish retail sales, industrial production, current account and unemployment. South African industrial production, unemployment and wholesale turnover.

Brazil and Mexico: Brazilian retail sales and consumer prices. Mexican industrial production and trade balance.

Canadian Data: Trade balance, house prices, and the survey of manufacturing sales, orders and inventories.

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