This Week

November 1, 2015

Central Bank Beat:  Interest rate policy meetings are scheduled in Australia, the U.K., Norway, Malaysia, Poland, Iceland, Thailand, Romania, and the Czech Republic.  BOJ Minutes, the Reserve Bank of Australia’s quarterly Monetary Policy Statement, and the Bank of England’s quarterly Inflation Report will be published.  Fed officials speaking publicly include Yellen, Fisher, Harker, Lockhart, Williams, Bullard and Brainard.  Other central bank officials with public speaking event include BOJ Governor Kuroda, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Stevens and Deputy Governor Lowe, and Bank of England Governor Carney.

Holidays:  Japanese Culture Day on Tuesday.  U.S. Election Day on Tuesday.

Clocks Changed in North America:  Canada and the United States moved from Daylight to Standard Time on November 1, lengthening the time differentials to five hours between the East Coast and Greenwich Mean time and shortening the New York/Tokyo time spread to 13 hours.

Purchasing Manager Surveys:  Over 55 surveys covering manufacturing, services, construction, retail, and non-oil private activity will be released.

Scheduled U.S. Data Releases:  Monthly labor force survey, ADP private jobs estimate, factory orders, IBD/TIPP Optimism index, trade balance, auto sales, construction spending, and NAPM index.  Quarterly productivity and unit labor costs.  Weekly jobless insurance claims, Johnson-Redbook chain store sales, energy inventories, mortgage applications, and consumer comfort.

Canada and Latin America:  Canadian labor statistics, trade balance, and building permits.  Brazilian CPI and industrial production.  Mexican consumer sentiment.

Euroland Data:  Producer prices and EU Commission economic forecasts.

Members of the Eurozone:  German industrial orders and production.  French trade balance, Spanish industrial output, Dutch CPI and Cypriot CPI.

Britain and Switzerland:  U.K. trade, industrial production, shop prices, Halifax house price index, RICs house balance index, same-store sales, car registrations, and monthly GDP.  Swiss retail sales, consumer prices, and consumer sentiment.

Eastern Europe:  Romanian retail sales.  Czech industrial production and trade balance.

Nordic Europe:  Swedish, Norwegian and Danish industrial output.

Japanese Statistics:  Monetary base, international reserves, consumer confidence, index of leading economic indicators, and motor vehicle sales.

Selected Other Asian Data:  Thai, Indonesian, South Korean and Filipino consumer prices.  Thai and Filipino producer prices.  Indonesian GDP and Hong Kong retail sales.

Australia, New Zealand and Turkey:  Australian trade, retail sales, building permits and expected inflation.  New Zealand property prices and quarterly labor costs and unemployment.  Turkish CPI and PPI.

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