Next Week

November 25, 2012

Central banks in Thailand, Brazil, Hungary and Mexico hold interest rate policy meeting during the final week of November.  The Fed Beige Book, Bank of Japan minutes, and Bank of England Financial Stability Report arrive, and the Governors of the Bank of Japan, Swiss National Bank and Bank of England speak publicly.

Japan releases data for corporate service prices, real household spending, unemployment, consumer prices, industrial production, auto output, housing starts, construction orders, retail sales, and manufacturing purchasing managers survey.

Some of the other scheduled Asian releases are South Korean and Singaporean industrial production, Filipino and Singaporean producer prices, Thai and Hong Kong trade balance, Filipino GDP, Hong Kong retail sales, and South Korean current account.

Australia will be reporting quarterly business investment and money and credit growth.  New Zealand releases business sentiment, building permits, and trade data.  South African GDP, money,credit, producer prices, trade figures and index of leading economic indicators are due.

The U.S. data calendar lists revised GDP, durable goods orders, the Case Shiller house price index, the FHFA house price gauge, the Richmond, K.C. and Dallas Fed manufacturing indices, The Chicago Fed National Activity index, personal income and spending, pending home sales, new home sales, the Chicago PMI, and the usual assortment of weekly checks on jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, chain store sales, consumer comfort, and energy inventories.

Canadian quarterly as well as September GDP will be reported, as well as the quarterly current account and monthly import prices, producer prices and raw material prices.  Brazil releases the PPI and GDP reports.

This will be a busy week for European data releases, too.  Ezone-wide money and credit, industrial and consumer confidence, consumer prices, and unemployment are due.  German consumer confidence, import prices, retail sales, consumer prices, and unemployment are scheduled.  So are French and Italian consumer confidence.  Italy reports wages, business sentiment, CPI, PPI, and unemployment.  French consumer spending on manufactured goods and Spanish retail sales and consumer prices arrive, too.  So do Finnish producer prices and consumer sentiment, Greek producer prices and trades, Irish GDP and retail sales, Portuguese retail sales, industrial output, and consumer confidence, Belgian consumer prices and Dutch producer prices.

In Eastern Europe, Poland reports GDP and retail sales.  Hungary releases trades, unemployment and retail sales, and the Czech Republic’s measures of consumer and business confidence are due.

Revised GDP heads a calendar of British data releases that also includes M4 money, consumer confidence, net lending to individuals, mortgage approvals, the CBI survey of distributive services, and the Nationwide house price index.  Swiss GDP is scheduled, too.  So are the UBS Swiss consumption indicator and Switzerland’s index of leading economic indicators.  Some of Sweden’s upcoming data releases are GDP, retail sales, the trade surplus and consumer confidence.  Icelandic consumer and producer prices will be reported, and so will Danish GDP and unemployment.

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