Next Week

October 15, 2010

A busy week for meetings lies ahead.  Interest rate policies will be decided in Canada, Brazil, Thailand, and Sweden.  EU finance and economics minister, also known as Ecofin, have a meeting in Brussels, and so do the central bank chiefs and finance ministers of the Group of Twenty in Seoul, Korea.  The Fed Beige Book and minutes from the Australian and British central bank meetings earlier this month will be released, and the Bank of Canada will publish a new quarterly Monetary Policy Report.  A Comprehensive Spending Review will be delivered by the British government.  So officials with scheduled public speaking appointments are Bank of England Governor King and fellow Monetary Policy Committee member Posen.  BOJ Board member Nishimura also speaks.

Monthly U.S. scheduled statistical releases include the Treasury capital flow figures, the National Association of Home Builders index, housing starts, the Philly Fed index, industrial production and the index of leading economic indicators.  Weekly releases will cover jobless insurance claims, consumer confidence, mortgage applications, energy inventories, and chain store sales.

Japan reports the tertiary and all-industry indices, the central bank senior loan officier survey, and the index of leading economic indicators.

China releases quarterly GDP and monthly data on producer prices, consumer prices, industrial output, retail sales, and fixed asset investment.  Singapore trade figures, Hong Kong unemployment, and Malaysian consumer prices are due, too.

Britain’s data calendar for next week covers mortgage applications, M4 growth, retail sales, and public finances.  The CBI’s survey of industrial trends and the Rightmove house price index are scheduled too.  Swedish labor statistics arrive as well.

Several euro area figures get released, among which are the balance of payments, construction output, estimated deficits and debt levels for each member, the ZEW index of investor sentiment, a preliminary estimate of consumer confidence, and flash calculations for purchasing manager indices (both manufacturing and non-manufacturing).  There will also be a flash composite PMI score and sister PMI reports for Germany and France.  The main ZEW report will cover Germany, where producer prices and the IFO business climate index are also being reported.  France releases business sentiment and quarterly manufacturing output.  Belgian consumer confidence and business sentiment are due.

Australian import and export prices are scheduled.  So are New Zealand consumer prices.

The Canadian data slat features retail sales, consumer prices, wholesale turnover, securities transactions, and the index of leading economic indicators.

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