Next Week

August 9, 2013

Featured Data Highlights:

Monday:       Japanese 2Q GDP

Tuesday:      Japanese machinery orders, U.S. retail sales, Ezone industrial production and ZEW indices of investor sentiment toward the Ezone and Germany.

Wednesday: 2Q GDP growth in Euroland and numerous European economies.  Bank of England minutes.

Thursday:    U.S. consumer prices and industrial production.  British retail sales.

Friday:         U.S. labor productivity, unit labor costs, and housing starts.


Central Banking Watch:  Bank Indonesia monetary policy meeting.  Release of Japanese Policy Board and Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting minutes.

Holiday:  Assumption Day bank closure in Italy and France on Thursday.  Partially celebration in Spain, Greece and Portugal as well.


Selected Other Data Releases:

U.S. monthly federal deficit, import prices, business inventories, small business sentiment, Philly Fed and Empire State manufacturing indices, producer prices, National Home Builders index, building permits, Treasury-reported capital flows, and U. Michigan/Reuters early August index of consumer confidence.  Also weekly jobless insurance claims and chain store sales.

Japanese corporate goods prices, revised industrial production, capacity usage, and machine tool orders.

Other Asia:  Indian industrial production and wholesale prices.  Singaporean, Indonesian, and Hong Kong GDP. 

Euroland:  Consumer prices, trade surplus, and current account. 

German CPI and WPI; French current account and index of leading economic indicators; Finnish retail sales and consumer prices; Spanish and Portuguese consumer prices; Dutch trade surplus and retail sales.

British consumer prices, producer prices, RICs housing balance gauge, and ONS house price index.

Swiss retail sales, producer prices, and import prices.  Swedish and Polish consumer prices.

Australian labor costs and index of leading economic indicators.  New Zealand retail sales and business purchasing managers index.  Turkish industrial production, unemployment and current account.  South African wholesale turnover. 

Canadian survey of manufacturing sales, orders, and inventories.  Brazilian retail sales.

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