Next Week

October 6, 2017

Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings are scheduled in Peru and Serbia. FOMC minutes will be published, and Kashkari, Evans, Brainard, Powell and Kaplan are some of the FOMC officials speaking publicly in the week. So will Draghi and Praet of the European Central Bank.

Holidays and Special Event: Markets are closed Monday for Columbus Day in the U.S., Thanksgiving in Canada and Sports Health Day in Japan. Semi-annual meetings of the IMF/World Bank begin Friday the 13th in Washington D.C. and run through the weekend.

Scheduled U.S. Data Releases: Consumer prices, retail sales, producer prices, real average weekly earnings, the IBD/TIPP Optimism index, the NFIB index of small business sentiment, the JOLTS index of job openings and separations, The U. Michigan consumer confidence index, the Fed’s employment trends index and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, mortgage applications, energy inventories, and chain store sales.

Euroland: The Sentix investor sentiment index and industrial production.

Members of the Euro Area: German industrial production, trade, current account and consumer prices. Italian, French, Spanish, Finnish, Irish, Greek, Portuguese and Cypriot consumer prices. Italian, Greek, Finnish and French industrial output. Austrian, Dutch, Portuguese and Finnish trade.  Dutch retail sales and Ireland’s construction purchasing managers survey.

U.K. and Switzerland: British monthly GDP, industrial production, trade deficit, construction output, same-store sales, and RICs house price index. Swiss unemployment, producer prices, and import prices.

Eastern Europe: Hungarian, Romanian, Polish and Czech consumer prices. Hungarian, Romanian, and Czech industrial production. Romanian GDP and trade. Hungary’s trade balance.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian, Danish and Swedish consumer prices. Danish and Norwegian PPI.

Japan: Current account, machinery orders, bankruptcies, economy watchers index, machine tool orders, corporate goods prices, money and bank lending growth, and the tertiary index.

China: Trade surplus, foreign direct investment, international reserves, and money and bank lending growth.

Selected Other Asian Data: Singaporean retail sales and GDP. Indian and Malaysian industrial production. South Korea’s index of leading economic indicators.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian consumer confidence and business conditions and confidence. New Zealand food prices and manufacturing PMI.

Canada, Mexico and Brazil: Canadian house prices, housing starts and building permits. Mexican CPI, PPI, trade balance, industrial production, and index of leading economic indicators. Brazilian retail sales and index of leading economic indicators.

South Africa and Turkey: South African factory output. Turkish current account, retail sales and industrial production.

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