Next Week

February 11, 2011

Many key economies release 4Q GDP data next week. Central banks will be meeting in Japan, Sweden, and Turkey.  The Bank of England releases its quarterly Inflation Report, and Bank of Japan reveals its latest assessment of the economy and minutes from a prior policy meeting.  Australia’s central bank also will release minutes from its February policy meeting.  There is a meeting of EU finance ministers, and China has several data releases scheduled.

Japanese GDP is due Monday, and on Tuesday, preliminary GDP figures will be reported for the euro area and many of its members including Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, and the Netherlands.  Norwegian GDP arrives Thursday, and so does the Swiss ZEW index.

Chinese trade, money, bank lending, consumer price, direct investment and producer price figures are scheduled. India, which has mounting inflation, reports wholesale prices, and Singapore releases retail sales.

In addition to GDP, Japan releases its tertiary index, index of leading economic indicators, industrial production, and capacity usage.

Some U.S. indicators that will be arriving are housing starts and permits, the index of leading economic indicators, industrial production, import prices, consumer prices, producer prices, retail sales, the NAHB index, the N.Y. Fed and Philly Fed monthly manufacturing reports, and Treasury-reported international capital flows.  Investors will also monitor the weekly releases such as jobless claims, energy inventories, chain store sales, mortgage applications and consumer confidence.

Britain has several releases: consumer prices, labor statistics, the DCLG index of housing prices, the index of leading economic indicators and the survey of industrial trends.  Sweden reports unemployment and consumer prices. 

Euroland’s current account and trade balance are due, as are the group’s preliminary consumer confidence and industrial production statistics, Germany’s index of leading economic indicators and PPI, French business sentiment, Italian trade and industrial orders, Greek consumer prices, Dutch trade and retail sales, and Belgian consumer confidence.  The ZEW Institute surveys of investor sentiment toward Euroland and Germany are scheduled, too.

Canada releases the monthly manufacturing survey, wholesale turnover, consumer prices, motor vehicle sales, and international stock and bond transactions.  South Africa reports consumer prices and retail sales.  Australia announces skilled worker vacancies, auto sales, the index of leading economic indicators and bank lending.  New Zealand has scheduled the release of retail sales, producer prices, and the purchasing managers index. Turkish unemployment and Brazilian retail sales are due. 

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