Next Week’s Menu: August 1 – 7, 2020

July 31, 2020

Central Banks: Monetary policies will be reviewed in Brazil, the U.K., India, Australia, Thailand, Romania, and the Czech Republic. The Bank of England will publish its quarterly Inflation Report, and Governor Bailey will speak publicly on that occasion.

Holidays and Special Events: Markets in Canada and India will be closed Monday for a Civic holiday, and the August Bank holiday, respectfully. The U.S. Treasury quarterly refunding announcement will be made.

July Purchasing Manager Surveys: PMI surveys will be released every day from Monday through Friday. Over 60 such reports will be made during the week covering manufacturing, service sector activity, construction, and the non-oil private sector.

Selected U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Non-farm payroll employment, unemployment, average wage earnings, motor vehicle sales, construction spending, factory orders, the IBD/TIPP Optimism index, consumer credit, the NY regional NAPM purchasing managers index, the trade balance and ADP estimate of private sector jobs growth. Also weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, chain store sales, and energy inventories.

Euroland: Retail sales, producer prices and the Sentix measure of investor confidence.

Members of the Euro Area: German factory orders and industrial production. German, Greek, Austrian, Portuguese, Italian, and Finnish trade balances. German and French current accounts. Greek, Austrian and Spanish unemployment. Spanish, French, Italian, Irish, and Greek industrial production. French and Austrian retail sales. Greek and Cypriot consumer prices. Spanish and Dutch consumer confidence. Austrian wholesale prices and Spain’s index of leading economic indicators.

U.K. and Switzerland: British same-store sales and Halifax house price index. Swiss consumer confidence, CPI and unemployment.

Eastern Europe: Romanian, Polish, Hungarian and Czech retail sales. Russian, Hungarian, and Czech industrial production. Romanian and Hungarian producer prices. Czech construction output, trade balance and unemployment.

Nordic Europe: Swedish, Norwegian and Danish industrial production. Swedish GDP.

Japanese and Chinese Data Releases: Japanese quarterly GDP and monthly household spending, real cash earnings, international reserves, monetary base, Tokyo CPI, and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese reserves and trade balance.

Selected Other Asian Releases: South Korean, Indonesian, Filipino, Thai and Taiwanese consumer prices. Taiwanese and Thai producer prices. Malaysian and Filipino trade balances. Indonesian and Filipino GDP. Indonesian consumer confidence and business sentiment. Malaysian unemployment and Filipino industrial production.

Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa: Australian retail sales, home loans, and trade balance. New Zealand quarter labor market statistics and South African business confidence.

Canada, Mexico, and Brazil: Canadian labor market statistics, IVEY-PMI, and trade balance. Mexican and Brazilian consumer prices. Brazilian industrial production, unemployment, and trade balance.

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