Next Week

September 4, 2015

Holidays:  The United States and Canada observe their Labor Day holidays on Monday.

G20 and Eurogroup Events:  G20 finance ministers and central bank leaders wrap up their meetings on Saturday, September 5.  Eurozone finance ministers meet Friday.

Central Banks:  Interest rate meets are scheduled next week in the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru South Korea and Russia.

Japanese Data Releases:  Current account, bank lending, indices of leading and coincident indicators, economy watchers index, consumer confidence, machinery orders, machine tool orders, corporate goods prices, quarterly business sentiment, revised 2Q GDP, bankruptcies, and money growth.

Selected Other Asian Statistics:  Chinese trade balance, CPI, PPI, money growth and bank lending.  Indian industrial output, trade balance and current account.  Taiwanese wholesale and consumer prices.  Indonesian retail sales and Malaysian industrial production.

Euroland:  Revised 2Q GDP and the Sentix gauge of investor sentiment.

Members of the Eurozone:  German industrial output, current account, trade balance, CPI, and quarterly labor costs.  French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek and Finnish industrial production.  French and Irish current account.  Greek, French, Finnish, Cypriot, Dutch and Portuguese trade.  Irish, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, and Cypriot consumer prices.  Greek unemployment and Austrian wholesale prices.

Nordic Europe:  Danish and Norwegian CPI and industrial output:  Swedish and Icelandic GDP.  Swedish CPI and unemployment.  Danish current account.

Great Britain and Switzerland:  British industrial output, construction output, consumer confidence, trade deficit, shop prices, monthly GDP, and RICs house price balance.  Swiss unemployment.

Eastern Europe:  Czech, Romanian and Hungarian trade balance.  Czech and Romanian industrial production.  Czech and Hungarian consumer prices.

Scheduled U.S. Statistical releases:  Small business sentiment, Fed’s labor cost index, consumer credit, JOLTS index of job hirings and separations, PPI, import prices, U. Michigan index of consumer sentiment and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, chain store sales and energy inventories.

Canada and Latin America:  Canadian housing starts, building permits, new home prices, and capacity usage.  Brazilian and Chilean consumer prices.  Mexican trade, industrial output and PPI.

Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey:  Australian consumer confidence, lending to households, business confidence and conditions, job ads, and construction purchasing managers index.  New Zealand current account, factory PMI, food price index, and new home sales.  Turkish GDP, current account and industrial production.

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