Next Week

September 3, 2011

While the U.S. data release calendar is comparatively light, other economies will be releasing a considerable number of indicators in the coming week.  In addition, central bank policy meetings are scheduled at the ECB, Bank of England, Swedish Riksbank, Reserve Bank of Australia, Bank Indonesia, Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada, Bank of Korea, and Central Bank of the Philippines.

Service sector purchasing manager survey results for August will be reported for the United States, Euroland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, India, Ireland, Brazil, China and Great Britain.

Real GDP figures will be released in Japan, Euroland, Italy, Finland, Iceland, Portugal, France, Hungary, Australia, Brazil and Romania.  Countries releasing industrial production include the Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Spain, China, South Africa, Malaysia, France, the Netherlands, Greece, and Finland.  China, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, and Brazil will be reporting consumer prices.

Chinese and Euroland retail sales figures are due.  China also releases producer prices and fixed asset investment, while Germany reports on industrial orders, trade, and the current account.  French, Icelandic, and Portuguese trade numbers are also scheduled.

Some other releases of note around the Pacific Rim are the Japanese economy watchers index and consumer confidence, Australian profits, business conditions and confidence, and home and business loans, Filipino producer prices and money growth, Malaysian trades, South Korean producer prices, and New Zealand factory output. 

The United States, Mexican and Canadian trade figures are due.  U.S. wholesale inventories and weekly reports on chain store sales, consumer confidence, jobless insurance claims, energy inventories, and mortgage applications are scheduled, too.  Canada will be reporting its monthly labor force survey, quarterly productivity, housing starts and permits, and house prices. Mexico announces the latest consumer confidence numbers.

Swiss unemployment, Turkish producer prices, Czech trades, and Denmark’s current account arrive, too.

President Obama presents a key speech on jobs on Thursday.

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