Next Week

January 15, 2016

Holidays and Conferences:  U.S. markets are closed Monday for Martin Luther King’s holiday.  The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland runs from Wednesday through Friday.

Central Banks:  Interest rate meetings are scheduled at the European Central Bank, Bank of Canada, and in Turkey, Brazil and Malaysia.

Scheduled U.S. Data Releases:  Consumer prices, housing starts, building permits, NAHB housing index, existing home sales, Conference Board index of leading economic indicators, Chicago Fed National Activity Index, and weekly jobless insurance claims, chain store sales, consumer comfort, energy inventories, and mortgage applications.

Chinese Economic Indicators:  Quarterly 4Q GDP and monthly industrial production, retail sales, fixed asset investment, business sentiment, and property prices.

Japanese Releases:  All industry index, tertiary index, revised industrial production, capacity usage, preliminary manufacturing purchasing managers index, supermarket sales and department store sales.

Selected Other Asian Data Reports:  South Korean, Singaporean and Indonesian trade figures.  Hong Kong and Malaysian consumer prices.  South Korean producer prices, Hong Kong unemployment and India’s index of leading economic indicators.

Euroland:  Preliminary estimates of consumer confidence and manufacturing and service-sector purchasing managers indices.  Also the current account, consumer prices, home prices, and third-quarter fiscal debt and deficits.

Members of the Eurozone:  German and French preliminary PMI survey results.  German and full-eurozone ZEW indices of investor sentiment.  German CPI and PPI.  French business confidence and index of leading economic indicators.  Italian and Spanish trade figures.  Italian, Portuguese, and Greek current accounts.  Dutch and Belgian consumer confidence.  Irish PPI, Austrian PPI, Greek retail sales, and Dutch consumer spending.

U.K. and Switzerland:  British CPI, PPI, DCLG house price index, retail sales, RICs house price balance index, Rightmove house price index, labor statistics, and public sector borrowing.  Swiss producer and import prices, M3 money growth, and UBS consumption indicator.

Eastern Europe:  Polish CPI, industrial output, and retail sales.  Czech producer prices.

Nordic Europe:  Icelandic wage costs and Danish retail sales and consumer sentiment.

Canada:  Retail sales, wholesale turnover, consumer prices and monthly survey of manufacturing shipments and orders.

Australian and New Zealand:  Australian auto sales, expected inflation, consumer confidence, and new home sales.  New Zealand business confidence, manufacturing PMI and quarterly consumer prices.

South Africa and Turkey:  South African retail sales and CPI.  Turkish consumer confidence.

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