Next Week

May 1, 2015

Holidays:  Japanese markets will be closed Monday for Greenery Day, Tuesday for Children’s Day and Wednesday for the observance of Constitution Day.  Britain has an early spring bank holiday on Monday.

Central Banks:  Interest rate policy meetings are scheduled at central banks in Australia, Poland, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, Romania and Norway.  Federal Reserve officials Kocherlakota, Evans, Lockhart and Williams have public speaking engagements, the minutes from the Bank of Japan’s April 7-8 meeting will be published.

Purchasing Manager Surveys:  A wide range of national surveys covering manufacturing, services, construction and retail sector activities.

Great Britain:  A parliamentary election is scheduled for Thursday.  The trade balance, Halifax home price index and shop price data will be released next week.

U.S. Data:  The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report, ADP’s estimate of private employment, factory orders, consumer credit, the New York ISM regional manufacturing PMI, the IBD/TIPP optimism index, the trade deficit, and weekly statistics for chain store sales, jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, consumer comfort, and energy inventories.

Japanese Releases:  The monetary base, international reserves and machine tool orders.

Selective Other Asian Statistics:  The Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian trade balances.  South Korean current account and Indonesian consumer prices , GDP and consumer confidence.  Filipino CPI and PPI.

Euroland:  Updated EU Commission macroeconomic forecasts and the Sentix gauge of investor sentiment.

Members of the Eurozone:  German current account, trade balance, industrial production and factory orders.  French, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Finnish industrial production.  French, Greek, Finnish, and Austrian trade positions.  Dutch, Greek, and Cypriot consumer prices.  Greek and Portuguese unemployment.  Austrian wholesale prices.

Eastern Europe:  Czech and Romanian industrial output.  Hungarian and Czech trade.  Hungarian and Romanian retail sales.  Romanian producer prices and Hungarian CPI.

Nordic Europe:  Danish, Swedish and Norwegian industrial production.  Danish unemployment.

Switzerland:  Unemployment, CPI and consumer confidence.

Australia and New Zealand:  Australian and New Zealand labor statistics.  Australian job ads, expected inflation, building permits, new home sales and retail sales.

Turkey and South Africa: South African business sentiment and Turkish CPI, PPI and industrial production.

Canada:  Trade balance, IVEY-PMI, housing starts, labor statistics, and building permits.

Latin America:  Mexican CPI and PPI.  Brazilian trade balance, industrial output, CPI and PPI.

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