Next Week

January 5, 2013

Central bank policy meetings are scheduled for the upcoming week in Euroland, Britain, South Korea, Peru, Thailand, Poland and Romania.

The first complete week of 2013 will be stuffed with data releases from

  • The U.S.:  trade deficit, small business sentiment, the IBD/TIPP optimism index, wholesale inventories, consumer credit, monthly budget, and weekly jobless claims, chain store sales, energy inventories, consumer comfort, and mortgage applications.
  • Japan: Motor vehicle sales, currency reserves, current account, trade balance, bank lending, economy watchers index, monetary base, and index of leading and coincident indicators.
  • China:  Consumer prices, producer prices, reserves, retail sales, industrial production, business climate index, fixed asset investment, trade balance, money growth, and bank lending.
  • South Korean unemployment, Indian industrial production, Thai consumer confidence, Taiwanese trades, and Malaysian trade figures.
  • Euroland:  Unemployment, retail sales, producer prices and Sentix gauge of investor sentiment.
  • Germany: Wholesale prices, trade and current account, industrial production, and factory orders.
  • France: Consumer prices, industrial production, current account, and fiscal deficit.
  • Australia: Construction PMI, retail sales, trade balance, new home sales and building permits.
  • Britain:  Halifax house price index, RICs house price balance index, monthly GDP, auto sales, trade balance, and industrial production.
  • Switzerland:  Consumer prices, reserves,  and unemployment.
  • Sweden: industrial production and consumer prices.
  • Norway:  Industrial production, the CPI and PPI, and unemployment.
  • Greece: Industrial production, consumer prices and unemployment.
  • The Netherlands: Consumer prices and industrial production.
  • Portugal:  Consumer prices and trades.
  • Denmark:  the current account, trade balance, and consumer prices.
  • Eastern Europe:  Czech trades, industrial production and unemployment; Hungarian producer prices and trades; and Romanian industrial production.
  • Irish retail sales; Finnish industrial production; and Spanish industrial output.
  • New Zealand building permits and trade figures; Turkish industrial production and current account; and South African industrial production.
  • Mexico: consumer prices, producer prices, industrial production and consumer confidence.  Brazilian consumer prices.
  • Canada: the trade balance, housing starts, building permits, home prices, and IVEY-PMI index.

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