Next Week

January 30, 2015

Central Banks:  Monetary policy meetings are scheduled in the U.K., Poland, Australia, Romania, India, Iceland and the Czech Republic.  The Reserve Bank of Australia’s quarterly Monetary Policy Statement and the ECB’s monthly Bulletin will be published.  Rosengren, Bullard, Kocherlakota, Lockhart, and Mester are Fed officials will scheduled public speaking engagements.

Holidays:  Super Bowl Sunday in the U.S. on February 1 and Waitangi Day in New Zealand on February 6.

U.S. Data Reports:  personal income and spending, monthly labor statistics on jobs, unemployment and wages, ADP estimate of private-sector job growth, construction spending, consumer credit, trade deficit, NAPM index, auto sales, quarterly productivity and unit labor costs, and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, energy inventories, chain store sales and mortgage applications.

Euroland Data:  retail sales and producer prices.  German orders and industrial production.  French trade deficit.  Italian CPI and GDP.  Austrian trade and WPI.  Portuguese unemployment and Cypriot consumer prices.

British Data:  shop prices, same-store sales, new car sales, the Halifax house price index, the trade deficit and January GDP.

Swiss Data:  retail sales, trade, unemployment, and consumer confidence.

Other European Data:  Danish, Czech and Norwegian industrial production.  Hungarian, Romanian, and Czech retail sales.  Hungarian and Czech trade.  Romanian PPI.

Japanese Data:  the monetary base, auto sales, FX reserves, labor cash earnings, and the index of leading economic indicators.

Other Asian Data:  Thai CPI, PPI and consumer confidence.  Indonesian CPI and trade.  South Korean CPI and Malaysian trade.  Filipino and Taiwanese CPI and PPI.

Purchasing Manager Surveys:  Numerous January PMIs arrive, covering activity in manufacturing, retail, construction non-oil private sectors, and services.

Canadian Data:  producer prices, trade, housing starts and monthly labor statistics covering unemployment, jobs and wage inflation.

Latin America:  Brazilian trade, industrial production and CPI.  Mexican consumer confidence.

Australia, New Zealand and Turkey:  Aussie trade, home sales, business confidence and building permits.  New Zealand quarterly growth in jobs and wages.  Turkish CPI and PPI.

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