Next Week

October 17, 2014

Central Bank interest rate meetings are scheduled next week in Canada, Norway, the Philippines and Turkey.  Central Banks in the U.K. and Australia release minutes of their meeting earlier this month, and the Bank of Canada publishes a quarterly Monetary Policy Report.

U.S. existing and new home sales data will be released, along with consumer prices, the FHFA house price index, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index, the index of leading economic indicators, and weekly figures for chain store sales, consumer comfort, jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications and energy inventories.

Preliminary purchasing manager survey results will be reported for the euro area, France and Germany.  Other Ezone-wide data will cover consumer sentiment, the current account and last year’s debt/GDP ratio.  National statistical data releases within the euro area will be German and Finnish producer prices, German, Belgian, Italian and Dutch consumer confidence, Italian retail sales and wages, Spanish unemployment, and the Greek current account.

The U.K. releases retail sales, revised GDP, the distributive trades survey, the Rightmove house price index and public finances. 

Danish and Polish retail sales, Icelandic wages, and Czech business and consumer confidence are getting reported.

Japan is set to report on department sales and supermarket sales, customs trade, the all-industry index, the index of leading economic indicators, and the preliminary manufacturing PMI survey.  China releases 3Q GDP and monthly industrial production, retail sales, fixed asset investment, manufacturing PMI, and property prices.  Some other scheduled data releases in Asia will be South Korean GDP and PPI, Hong Kong and Malaysian unemployment, Singaporean industrial production and consumer prices, and Filipino trade.

Australia and New Zealand release quarterly CPI results, and South African monthly CPI figures are due.  So are Australian business confidence and New Zealand trade. 

Canada and Mexico report retail sales and wholesale turnover,while Brazil releases consumer sentiment and its current account.

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