Next Week

April 4, 2014

Central bank interest rate meetings are scheduled next week in Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Peru, Indonesia, and Britain.  FOMC minutes get released, and Kocherlakota, Evans and Tarullo are some of the Fed officials speaking publicly for the record during the week.  The Bank of Japan Board will also be publishing minutes from its last meeting as well as releasing its monthly economic assessment. 

A lot of countries report CPI, industrial production and trade figures next week.

  • Consumer prices get released in Switzerland, China, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, France, Denmark, Cyprus, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Romania, Spain Hungary, and Sweden.
  • Countries releasing industrial output data include Germany, Spain, Turkey, Denmark, Hungary, Britain, the Netherlands, Greece, Mexico, Finland, Italy, India, Mexico, Romania, Malaysia, and France.
  • Trade numbers will be released by Taiwan, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Portugal, Britain, Mexico, South Korea, Romania, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.

Japan’s data calendar  shows the current account, international reserves, the index of leading economic indicators, the economy watchers index, bankruptcies, money growth, bank lending, the corporate goods price index, and machinery orders.

Besides trade and consumer prices, China releases money and lending growth, reserves, and producer prices.  Elsewhere in Asia, Taiwanese wholesale prices, Indonesian retail sales, and Singaporean GDP arrive, too.

U.S. economic statistical releases in the coming week encompass the NIFB small business sentiment index, consumer credit, the JOLTS index, wholesale inventories, import and export prices, the monthly federal budget balance, the U. Michigan consumer confidence index, producer prices and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, chain store sales, energy inventories, and mortgage applications.

Euroland’s monthly Sentix gauge of investor sentiment and quarterly house price index are due.  Germany and France report their current accounts, and Greek unemployment will be released. 

Britain’s calendar, in addition to industrial production and trade, indicates the upcoming release of monthly GDP, shop prices, the index of leading economic indicators, and the housing index compiled by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.  Some other European reports of note will be Swiss unemployment and retail sales, Norwegian producer prices, Czech unemployment and Poland’s current account.

Australian data next week will feature the construction PMI, unemployment and jobs, consumer confidence, expected inflation, mortgage loans, and business confidence and conditions.  New Zealand business sentiment and food price index are due.  So are Mexican producer prices and Canadian housing starts, building permits, new home prices, and the first-quarter business outlook survey compiled by the Bank of Canada.

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