Next Week

March 6, 2015

Central Banks:  Monetary policy meetings will be held in Russia, South Korea, Peru, New Zealand and Thailand.

Japanese Data: The current account, revised GDP, bank lending, the economy watchers index, bankruptcies, machinery orders, machine tool orders, corporate goods prices, the tertiary index, quarterly business sentiment, consumer confidence, revised industrial output, and capacity usage.

Chinese Data:  The trade balance, consumer prices, producer prices, fixed asset investment, industrial production, retail sales, money and bank lending growth.

Some Other Asian Data:  Indian trade and industrial production.  Singapore retail sales and unemployment.  Malaysian and Hong Kong industrial production.

U.S. Data:  Producer prices, retail sales, import pricesU. Michigan consumer sentiment, Fed’s labor market index, Labor Dept’s JOLTs index, NFIB small business sentiment, and weekly jobless insurance claims, chain store sales, mortgage applications, consumer comfort, and energy inventories.

Canada:  Monthly labor statistics, housing starts, home prices, and quarterly capacity usage.

Mexico:  CPI, PPI, trade balance, industrial production and index of leading economic indicators.

Euroland: Industrial production and Sentix gauge of investor sentiment.

Eurozone members:  German current account, trade balance, unit labor costs, wholesale prices, and revised CPI.  French business sentiment, industrial output, CPI and current account.  Italian current account and industrial output.  Spanish retail sales and CPI.  Spanish retail sales and CPI.  Irish construction PMI, current account and trade balance.  Greek and Portuguese CPI and industrial output.  Finnish retail sales and industrial output.  Cypriot and Dutch trade.

Nordic Europe:  Danish CPI and current account.  Irish GDP.  Norwegian and Swedish CPI.

Eastern Europe:  Hungarian industrial production.  Czech retail sales and Polish CPI.

Switzerland:  Retail sales and unemployment.

Great Britain:  Industrial production, monthly GDP, same-store sales, RICs house price index, trade balance, and construction output.

Australia and New Zealand:  Australian labor statistics, consumer confidence, business confidence and conditions, home loans, and expected CPI inflation.  New Zealand home prices, food prices, and manufacturing purchasing managers index.

Turkey and South Africa:  Turkish current account and industrial production.  South african current account.

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