Next Week

June 6, 2010

Central bank interest rate policy meetings are scheduled next week in Euroland, Great Britain, South Korea, Brazil, New Zealand, and Peru.  The Fed Beige book arrives, Chairman Bernanke is one of several Fed officials with speaking engagements.   Others are Yellen, Hoenig, Plosser, and Duke.

Japan will report machinery orders, money and credit growth, the current account, the economy watchers index, revised GDP, consumer confidence, corporate goods prices, and the index of leading economic indicators.  China releases trade, consumer prices, producer prices, retail sales, industrial production, and fixed asset investment.

Producer prices,Nationwide consumer confidence, industrial production, trade data, and factory output are among the coming week’s British releases.  Swiss unemployment, Swedish industrial output, industrial orders, and consumer prices, and Norway’s CPI also arrive.

From Euroland, investors will see German orders, consumer prices, industrial output and trade surplus, French and Italian industrial production, French trade and CPI, Belgian GDP, and Spanish consumer prices.

The United States releases trade figures, the U. Michigan consumer confidence index, business inventories, retail sales, consumercredit, and wholesale turnover.  There will also be many weekly statistics like jobless claims, mortgage approvals, chain store sales, consumer confidence, and energy inventories.

Canada releases quarterly capacity usage as well as monthly trades, home prices and housing starts.  Australia’s monthly labor market figures, business confidence, business conditions, and consumer confidence are due, too.  Ao is New Zealand home prices.

Korea reports producer prices and unemployment. 

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