Next Week

February 6, 2015

Central Banks:  Central bank policy meetings are scheduled next week in the Philippines, Peru, Chile and Sweden.  The Bank of England’s quarterly Inflation Report arrives on Thursday.  Gov Stevens and Debelle of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Gov Carney of the Bank of England, and R. Fisher and Lacker of the Federal Reserve will be speaking publicly.

Japanese Data Releases: Economy watchers index, money growth, machinery orders, machine tool orders, corporate goods prices, the tertiary index, bank lending, consumer confidence, the current account and bankruptcies will be released during the week.

Chinese Data: money and bank loans, consumer prices, producer prices, the trade balance, and the index of leading economic indicators.

Selected Data from Other Asian Countries:  Indian GDP and industrial production, Indonesian retail sales and current account, Malaysian GDP and current account, Singaporean retail sales and South Korean unemployment.

British Data:  January GDP, same store sales, industrial production, construction output, index of leading economic indicators, and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ housing market index. 

Swiss and Nordic Data:  Swiss PPI, CPI and unemployment, Danish current account and CPI, Norwegian PPI, CPI and GDP and Swedish unemployment.

Euroland:  GDP, industrial production, trade, and the Sentix measure of investor sentiment.

Data from Eurozone Members:  German trade, current account, CPI, WPI and GDP; French business sentiment, industrial output, current account and GDP; Italian  GDP, CPI and industrial output; Spanish CPI; Dutch GDP, industrial output, and CPI; Irish CPI and construction purchasing managers survey; Greek trade, unemployment, GDP and industrial output; Portuguese current account, GDP and CPI; and Finnish industrial production, retail sales and current account.

East Europe:  Polish, Czech and Hungarian GDP, Romanian trade and CPI, Hungarian trade and industrial output, and Czech unemployment, CPI and current account.

U.S. Data:  the NFIB index of small business sentiment, retail sales, import prices, the federal budget, the IBD/TIPP optimism index, the JOLTS index of job hires and separations, the Reuters/U. Michigan index of consumer confidence plus varied weekly figures like chain store sales, jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, and energy inventories.

Canada and Latin America:  Canadian housing starts, home prices, and survey of manufacturing shipments, orders and inventories; Mexican CPI, PPI and industrial output; and Brazilian retail sales.

Australia:  Labor statistics, job ads, expected inflation, home prices, home loans, consumer confidence and business confidence and conditions.

New Zealand, Turkey and South Africa:  New Zealand food prices and business PMI index.  Turkish current account and industrial output, and South African unemployment and industrial production.

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