Next Week

January 5, 2018

Central Banks: Policy meetings are scheduled in Israel, Poland, South Korea, Peru, Serbia, and Romania. Many Fed officials have scheduled public speaking engagements: Kashkari, Dudley, Evans, Bullard, Rosengren, Bostic, Potter, Mester, and Williams. ECB minutes and the Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey will be published.

Japanese Closure on Monday: Coming of Age Day.

Scheduled U.S. Statistical Releases: Retail sales, consumer prices, producer prices, import prices, small business sentiment, the Philly Fed manufacturing index, the IBD/TIPP business optimism index, the Fed’s employment trends index, the JOLTs index, consumer credit, and weekly jobless insurance claims, energy inventories, chain store sales, consumer comfort and mortgage applications.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese current account, bank lending, economy watchers index, reserves, consumer confidence, labor cash earnings, and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese CPI, PPI, trade balance, money growth, bank lending, direct investment, and reserves,.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Indian and Filipino trade data. Malaysian and Indian industrial production. Singapore GDP and retail sales. Indian CPI and South Korean unemployment.

Euroland: Retail sales, industrial production, consumer confidence and economic sentiment.

Members of the Euro Area: German orders, industrial production, current account, trade balance, and 2017 GDP and fiscal deficit. French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, and Irish industrial production. French, Greek, and Austrian trade.  French, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek consumer prices. French current account and business sentiment index compiled by the central bank. Greek and Italian unemployment. Italian retail sales.

U.K. and Switzerland: British industrial production, construction output, trade balance, monthly GDP, Halifax house price index, same store sales, and RICs housing market index. Swiss consumer prices, retail sales and unemployment.

Eastern Europe: Hungarian retail sales, industrial output, CPI and trade balance. Czech trade, industrial production, retail sales, and CPI. Romanian GDP, industrial output and retail sales.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian, Danish and Swedish consumer prices. Norwegian and Danish industrial output. Norway’s PPI and Denmark’s current account.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand building permits. Aussie business conditions and confidence, retail sales, and construction PMI.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish industrial output and retail sales. South African business sentiment and purchasing managers index.

Canada, Mexico and Brazil: Canadian housing starts, building permits, and new house prices. Brazilian and Mexican consumer prices. Mexican trade, consumer sentiment, and industrial production. Brazilian retail sales.

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