Next Week

January 9, 2015

Central Bank Watch:

  • Interest rate policy meetings in Indonesia, South Korea, Chile, Peru, Serbia and Poland.
  • Release of Federal Reserve Beige Book.
  • Fed officials with speaking engagements: Plosser, Kocherlakota, and Bullard.

Japanese Holiday Observance:  Coming of Age Day on Monday.

U.S. Statistical Releases:  CPI, PPI, retail sales, industrial production, NFIB small business sentiment, U. Michigan/Reuters consumer sentiment, Philly Fed and Empire State manufacturing indices, Fed’s labor market conditions index, Labor Department’s JOLTS index, IBD/TIPP optimism index, import prices, National Association of Homebuilders housing market index, and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, energy inventories, mortgage applications, and chain store sales.

Japan:  money growth, bank lending, current account, economy watchers index, machinery orders, machine tool orders, tertiary index, and corporate goods prices.

Other Asia

  • Chinese trade, foreign direct investment, money growth, and bank lending.
  • India’s CPI, WPI, and industrial production.
  • Singapore retail sales and GDP.
  • South Korean unemployment.

Euroland:  Industrial production, consumer prices, current account and trade balance.

  • German 2014 GDP and monthly WPI and CPI.
  • French CPI and current account.
  • Italian industrial production, CPI, trade and current account.
  • Spanish CPI, trade and index of leading economic indicators.
  • Dutch trade and retail sales; Belgian GDP; Portuguese CPI and current account; Greek CPI; Irish construction purchasing managers index and CPI; and Finnish CPI, retail sales, GDP and current account.

U.K.: Rightmove and DCLG house price indices, RICs housing market index, consumer prices, retail prices, producer prices, same store sales, and index of leading economic indicators.

Switzerland: the PPI/import price index, the ZEW index of investor sentiment, and retail sales.

Nordic:  Danish CPI and PPI; Swedish CPI; and Norwegian trade balance.

Eastern Europe:  Romanian GDP and CPI; Polish CPI and current account; Hungarian CPI; and Czech retail sales and producer prices.

Latin America: Brazilian retail sales and Mexican unemployment.

Australia labor statistics and home loans.  New Zealand home prices and food prices.

South Africa: Retail sales, wholesale turnover, and industrial production.

Turkey: Unemployment and current account.

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