Next Week

February 13, 2016

Monday Holidays:  U.S. Presidents Day and Family Day in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Central Bank Events:  Interest rate policy meetings in Indonesia, South Korea, and Colombia.  Released policy meeting minutes for the Fed, European Central Bank and Reserve Bank of Australia.  At least four top officials of the Federal Reserve — Rosengren, Bullard, Mester, and Harker — speak publicly, as do ECB President Draghi, Bank of Japan Board member Ishida, and Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Edey.

Scheduled U.S. Data Releases:  CPI, housing starts, Treasury-compiled capital flows (TIC), industrial production, capacity usage, the National Association of Home Builders housing index, housing starts, the New York regional manufacturing index (NAPM), the Philly Fed manufacturing index, and weekly observations of jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, energy inventories, chain store sales and consumer comfort.

Japanese Data Releases:  GDP, revised industrial output, capacity usage, the tertiary index, the all industry index, machinery orders, department store sales, and customs clearance trade figures.

Chinese Data:  Trade balance, consumer prices, producer prices and money and bank lending growth.

Selected Other Asian Statistical Releases:  Trade balances of South Korea, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.  Malaysian and South Korean unemployment.  Thai, Malaysian and Taiwanese GDP.  Singaporean retail sales, Indian wholesale prices and Malaysia’s current account.

Switzerland and the U.K.:  Swiss trade and investor sentiment.  British CPI, PPI, RPI, labor statistics, and public finances.

Euroland:  The current account, trade balance, construction output, consumer sentiment, and ZEW index of investor sentiment.

Members of the Eurozone:  German ZEW index, PPI and index of leading economic indicators.  French, Finnish, Greek and Irish consumer prices.  Italy’s current account and trade balance.  Belgian and Dutch consumer confidence.  Irish trade and Portuguese producer prices.

Nordic Europe:  Swedish consumer prices and unemployment.  Norwegian GDP and trade balance.  Danish consumer confidence and PPI.

Eastern Europe:  Czech GDP.  Polish PPI, retail sales, and industrial production.

Australia and New Zealand:  Australian labor statistics, motor vehicle sales and index of leading economic indicators.  New Zealand quarterly producer prices and monthly services PMI.

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

Brazil and Colombia:  Brazilian and Colombian retail sales.  Brazil’s index of leading economic indicators and Colombian industrial production.

Canadian Data:  Existing home sales, retail sales, consumer prices, and survey of manufacturing shipments, orders and inventories.

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