Next Week

January 10, 2014

Central bank interest rate policy meetings are scheduled next week in Serbia, Chile and Brazil.  The Fed Beige Book, ECB Bulletin, and Bank of Canada quarterly survey of business prospects get published.  Plosser, Evans and Williams are some of the Fed officials who will be speaking publicly.

Japan closes on Monday for Coming of Age Day.  But many statistics are to be released from that country later in the week: the current account, bank lending, money growth, the economy watchers index, department store sales, bankruptcies, machinery orders, machine tool orders, and consumer confidence.

U.S. data arrivals next week include small business confidence, the federal budget, producer prices, industrial production, the Empire State and Philly Fed manufacturing indices, the National Association of Home Builders housing index, housing starts, building permits, the U. Michigan/Reuters consumer confidence index and consumer prices.  Plus, there are usual weekly reports covering energy inventories, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, chain store sales and jobless insurance claims.

The United States is only one of many economies releasing CPI figures.  Others include the whole euro area, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, France, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Iceland and Romania.

China reports on money growth, bank lending, property prices, and foreign direct investment. Singapore releases retail sales and producer prices, while South Korean unemployment also is due.  Each of those countries will also be reporting on their trade balances.

In addition to to the CPI, Euroland data releases will cover industrial production, the trade balance, car sales, and construction output.  Some of the releases from Ezone members next week are German 2013 GDP, German wholesale prices, the French and Finnish current accounts, the Italian, Dutch and Belgian trade balances, Italian industrial output, Finnish and Dutch retail sales and Ireland’s construction purchasing managers index.

Britain will be releasing retail sales, consumer confidence, the index of leading economic indicators and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors housing index. Swiss retail sales and producer prices arrive, as due Danish and Czech producer prices, Romanian industrial output, the Polish current account, and Icelandic unemployment.

Two Latin American releases will be Brazilian retail sales and Mexican unemployment.

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