Next Week

March 4, 2016

Central Bank Policy Meetings and Speakers:  Policy meetings at the European Central Bank, Bank of Canada, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, and in South Korea, Poland, Malaysia and Peru.  BOJ Governor Kuroda, ECB President Draghi, Fed Vice Chairman Fisher, RBNZ Governor Wheeler, and Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Lowe speak publicly during the week.

Scheduled U.S. Data Releases:  Import prices, small business sentiment, the labor market conditions index, consumer credit, Federal budget and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, energy inventories, and chain store sales.

Japanese Statistics:  Revised GDP, corporate goods prices, economy watchers index, quarterly business sentiment, money growth, bank lending growth, current account, index of leading economic indicators, and consumer confidence.

China:  trade balance, reserves, CPI, PPI, fixed asset investment, retail sales, industrial production, money and bank lending.

Selected Other Asian Statistics:  Indian and Malaysian industrial production.  Filipino unemployment and South Korea’s index of leading economic indicators.

Euroland:  Revised GDP, quarterly labor cost index and Sentix gauge of investor sentiment.

Members of the Eurozone:  German industrial orders, industrial production, trade balance, current account, CPI and WPI.  French, Spanish, Finnish, Dutch, and Greek industrial output.  French and Irish current accounts.  Spanish, Portuguese, Cypriot, Dutch, Irish and Greek consumer prices.  Greek, Finnish, Cypriot, French and Portuguese trade balances.  Cypriot and Irish GDP.  Spanish retail sales and index of leading economic indicators.  French business sentiment.

U.K. and Switzerland:  British shop prices, consumer prices, industrial production, construction output, trade balance, same store sales, and monthly GDP.  Swiss unemployment and CPI.

Nordic Europe:  Danish industrial production, CPI and current account.  Norwegian CPI, PPI and industrial production.  Icelandic GDP.

Eastern Europe:  Hungarian and Romanian trade figures and GDP.  Hungarian and Czech trade and consumer prices.  Romanian GDP, Czech unemployment and Czech current account.

Canada:  Monthly labor statistics, home prices, housing starts and building permits.

Brazil and Mexico:  Brazilian and Mexican consumer prices.  Mexican industrial production, consumer confidence and PPI.  Brazilian retail sales.

Australia and New Zealand:  Australia’s construction PMI, home loans, consumer confidence, and business confidence and conditions.  New Zealand business PMI and food prices.

South Africa and Turkey:  South African money and private credit growth, and factory output.  South African and Turkish current accounts.  Turkish industrial output.

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