Next Week’s Menu: February 15 – 21, 2020

February 14, 2020

Central Banks: Interest rate policies will be reviewed in Turkey, Indonesia, and China. Minutes of the most recent monetary policy meetings to be published by the Fed, European Central Bank, and Reserve Bank of Australia. Brainard, Bostic, Barkin, Kashkari and Clarida are some of the Fed officials with scheduled public speaking events

Holidays and Special Events: Presidents Day in the United States and Family Day in Canada fall on Monday, while Maha Shivaratri in India is on Friday. The European Council of EU leaders and finance ministers in Euroland are holding meetings.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: The NAHB housing index, housing starts, building permits, existing home sales, producer prices, the Empire State and Philly Fed manufacturing surveys, Treasury-compiled capital flows, IHS-compiled purchasing manager indices, and the index of leading economic indicators. Also the usual assortment of weekly reports on new jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, chain store sales, mortgage applications and energy inventories.

Japanese Data: Quarterly GDP. Monthly customs trade, department and supermarket sales, all-industry index, machinery orders, consumer prices,  revised industrial production, capacity utilization, and preliminary purchasing manager surveys.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Thai and Singapore GDP. Malaysian and Hong Kong consumer prices. South Korea’s PPI, Singaporean trade, Indonesian industrial production, and Hong Kong unemployment.

Euroland: Consumer prices, car sales, consumer confidence, current account, construction output, ZEW survey of investor sentiment, and preliminary purchasing manager indices.

Members of the Euro Area: German and French purchasing manager surveys. German PPI, ZEW expectations index, and consumer confidence. French, Italian, Irish, Austrian, and Cypriot consumer prices. Irish and Portuguese producer prices. Greek and Italian current accounts. Portuguese and Irish producer prices. Dutch consumer confidence, Italian industrial orders, and French index of leading economic indicators.

U.K. and Switzerland: British CPI, RPI, PPI, wage inflation, unemployment, employment, ONS-compiled house price index, CBI surveys of industrial trends and distributive trades, car sales, retail sales, and public sector borrowing. Swiss trade balance.

Nordic Europe: Swedish consumer prices, unemployment and capacity utilization. Danish producer prices and consumer confidence. Icelandic wage costs.

Eastern Europe: Polish retail sales, producer prices and industrial production.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian employment, unemployment, wage costs, index of leading economic indicators, and CBA-compiled purchasing managers surveys. New Zealand producer prices and service sector purchasing managers index.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish consumer confidence and South African CPI.

Canada and Brazil: Canadian consumer prices, retail sales, house prices, and survey of manufacturing sales, orders, and inventories. Brazil’s index of leading economic indicators.

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