Next Week

April 6, 2018

Central Banks: Policy meetings in Poland, Ukraine, South Korea, Serbia, Peru and Mexico. Policy meeting minutes to be released by European Central Bank and the Federal Open Market Committee. Chicago Federal Reserve President Evans, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Lowe, and Bank of England Governor Carney speak publicly.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Consumer prices, producer prices, real wage earnings, import prices, small business sentiment, JOLTS index of job hires and separations, monthly federal budget, Federal Reserve employment trends index, U. Michigan/Reuters index of consumer sentiment, and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, energy inventories, chain store sales, and mortgage applications.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese current account, consumer sentiment, economy watchers index, machinery orders, machine tool orders, corporate goods prices, money growth and bank lending. Chinese money growth and bank lending, consumer prices, producer prices, international reserves, trade balance, and foreign direct investment.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Malaysian and Indian industrial production. Singapore GDP and retail sales. Filipino trade and South Korea’s index of leading economic indicators.

Euroland: Industrial production, trade balance, and Sentix and ZEW indices of investor sentiment.

Members of the Euro Area: German ZEW expectations index, current account, trade balance, and wholesale prices. Spanish and German indices of leading economic indicators. French business sentiment and Finnish current account. French, Italian, and Finnish industrial production. German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Finnish, Cypriot, Irish and Portuguese consumer prices. Austrian, Dutch and Cypriot trade balances.Greek and Finnish unemployment.

U.K. and Switzerland: British industrial production, construction output, Halifax house price index, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ house price balance index, same store sales, trade balance, and monthly GDP. Swiss import prices, producer prices and unemployment.

Nordic Europe: Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish CPI. Norwegian PPI and industrial production. Danish current account and trade balance.

Eastern Europe: Czech, Hungarian, Romanian and Polish consumer prices. Romanian, Hungarian and Czech trade balances. Hungarian and Romanian industrial output. Czech unemployment.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian business confidence and conditions, home loans, consumer confidence and construction purchasing managers index. New Zealand business sentiment and manufacturing PMI.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish current account and South African factory output.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican and Brazilian consumer prices. Mexican PPI, industrial production and index of leading economic indicators. Brazilian retail sales.

Canada: Housing starts, building permits, import prices, existing home sales, and the Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey.

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