Next Week

September 22, 2017

Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings in New Zealand, Mexico, Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, and Colombia. Bank of Japan publishes minutes from its July Board meeting and a summary of the September meeting. Various Fed officials will speak publicly including Yellen, George, Rosengren, Harker, Dudley, Evans, Bullard, and Kashkari. Governors of the central bank in Japan, Australia and Canada, as well as ECB Vice President Constancio speak publicly as well.

Parliamentary Elections: New Zealand on the 23rd and Germany on the 24th.

Time Change: New Zealand returns to standard time this weekend.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Data Releases: GDP, personal income and spending, PCE price deflator, Case Shiller house price index, new home sales, pending home sales, the Dallas Fed, Kansas City Fed and Richmond Fed manufacturing indices, consumer confidence (both the Conference Board and U. Michigan measures), durable goods orders, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index, the Chicago regional PMI, and weekly jobless insurance claims, chain store sales, consumer comfort, mortgage applications and energy inventories.

Japanese Statistics: Industrial production, motor vehicle output, consumer prices, corporate service prices, household spending, retail sales, small business confidence, unemployment, housing starts, construction orders, manufacturing PMI, and index of leading economic indicators.

Selected Other Asian Data Reports: South Korean and Singaporean industrial production and consumer prices. Thai and Hong Kong trade balances. Malaysian and Singaporean producer prices. China’s purchasing managers surveys and index of leading economic indicators. India’s current account and M3 money growth. South Korean retail sales and consumer confidence.

Euroland: Economic sentiment, consumer prices, index of leading economic indicators, money growth, and bank lending.

Members of the Euro Area: German CPI, unemployment, retail sales, import prices, consumer confidence and IFO survey of business climate. French, Italian, Greek, Cypriot, and Finnish producer prices. Italian, Austrian and Spanish consumer prices. Italian and French consumer confidence. Italian orders and business sentiment. Greek and Spanish retail sales. Spanish, Austrian and Dutch current accounts. Italian industrial orders, Austrian manufacturing PMI, and Finnish unemployment.

U.K. and Switzerland: British GDP, current account, consumer sentiment, distributive trades survey, Nationwide house price index, money growth, and consumer confidence. Swiss ZEW expectations index, KOF index of leading economic indicators and UBS consumption indicator.

Nordic Europe: Swedish and Icelandic producer prices. Swedish retail sales, consumer sentiment, and trade balance. Norwegian and Icelandic unemployment. Icelandic CPI and Norwegian retail sales.

Eastern Europe: Czech business and consumer sentiment. Hungarian producer prices.

Canada: Monthly GDP, producer prices and raw material prices.

Brazil and Mexico: Brazil’s current account, PPI and unemployment. Mexican trade and unemployment.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian money and private credit growth. New Zealand trade, business sentiment, and building permits.

South Africa and Turkey: South Aafrican and Turkish trade balances. South African PPI and money growth.

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