Next Week

December 19, 2015

Central Bank Watch:  Turkish interest rate meeting and released minutes of Bank of Japan November meetings.

Holidays:  Japan on Wednesday for Emperor’s birthday.  Most markets close early on Thursday.  Christmas on Friday observed in most markets with the notable exception of Japan.

Special Political Event:  Spanish parliamentary election on December 20.

Scheduled U.S. data:  Revised GDP, Chicago Fed National Activity Index, new and existing home sales, FHFA home price index, Richmond Fed manufacturing index, personal income and spending, U. Michigan consumer sentiment, and weekly observations of jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, energy inventories, and chain store sales.

Japanese Data:  Consumer prices, housing starts, construction orders, index of leading economic indicators, small business sentiment, all-industry index, labor statistics, and government’s monthly economic assessment.

Selected Other Asian Data:  India’s index of leading economic indicators, Singapore GDP, and Hong Kong current account.  Hong Kong, Malaysian and Singaporean consumer prices.

Euroland:  Index of leading economic indicators and consumer sentiment.

Members of the Eurozone:  German producer prices, import prices and consumer confidence.  French GDP and consumer spending.  Italian retail sales and industrial orders.  Spanish, Austrian and Finnish PPI.  Greek and Portuguese current accounts.  Dutch GDP and Belgian business climate.

Britain and Switzerland:  British consumer confidence, public sector borrowing, unit labor costs, Nationwide home price index, mortgage approvals, revised GDP, current account, and distributive trades survey.  Swiss trade and index of leading economic indicators.

Canada, Australian and Latin America:  Canadian retail sales and monthly GDP.  Australian index of leading economic indicators.  Brazilian and Mexican consumer sentiment.  Brazilian current account and Mexican consumer prices.

Nordic European Data:  Danish and Swedish consumer confidence and retail sales.  Swedish and Icelandic producer prices.  Icelandic wages and CPI.  Swedish business confidence and Norwegian unemployment.

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