Next Week

January 29, 2016

Central Bank Beat:  Monetary policy meetings in Australia, India, Poland, Thailand, the Czech Republic, the U.K., Mexico and Romania.  Release of Bank of Japan minutes and Reserve Bank of Australia quarterly Monetary Policy Statement.  BOJ Governor Kuroda and RBA Governor Stevens speak publicly.  So does K.C. Fed President George.

Election News:  Iowa Caucus on Monday, February 1.

Purchasing Manager Surveys:  A slew of manufacturing, service sector, retail and construction PMIs for January get released.

U.S. Scheduled Data:  Personal income and spending, construction spending, N.Y. ISM regional PMI, the IBD/TIPP optimism index, ADP estimate of private jobs, Labor Department January Labor Force Survey results, quarterly productivity and unit labor costs, consumer credit, factory orders, trade balance and usual weekly consumer comfort, mortgage applications, jobless insurance claims, energy inventories, and chain store sales.

Japan: Auto sales, reserves, consumer confidence, monetary base and index of leading economic indicators.

Other Asia:  Thai and Filipino CPI and PPI.  Indonesian, South Korean and Taiwanese consumer prices.  Chinese index of leading economic indicators.

Euroland:  Producer prices and retail sales.

Eurozone Members:  German unemployment and orders.  Italian CPI, French trade, and Dutch industrial production.

U.K. and Switzerland:  British money growth, shop prices, car sales and Halifax house price index.  Swiss retail sales and consumer sentiment.

Other Europe:  Czech retail sales and Norwegian and Danish industrial production.

Australia, New Zealand and Turkey:  Aussie building permits, trade and retail sales.  New Zealand labor statistics and Turkish CPI and PPI.

Latin America:  Brazilian trade, CPI, PPI, and industrial production.  Mexican consumer confidence. 

Canada:  Labor statistics, trade balance and IVEY-PMI.

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