Next Week

April 27, 2018

Many Holiday Closures: Japan observes Showa Day on Monday, Constitution Day on Thursday and Greenery Day on Friday. China has Labor Day on Monday and Tuesday. Some of the markets observing May Day on Tuesday are France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Hong Kong, South Korea,Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Indonesia, India, Singapore, South Africa.

Numerous Purchasing Manager Surveys for April to Be Reported: Covering both manufacturing and non-manufacturing.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Personal spending and income, the PCE price deflator, pending home sales, construction spending, ADP estimate of private sector jobs, the Labor Department’s monthly labor force survey (employment, unemployment, hours worked and hourly wage earnings), motor vehicle sales, the Dallas Fed manufacturing index, the Chicago regional PMI survey, factory orders, and weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, chain store sales, mortgage applications, and energy inventories.

Euroland: Consumer prices, producer prices, 1Q GDP, money and credit growth, unemployment and retail sales.

Members of the Euro Area: German, Greek, and Portuguese retail sales. Italian and German consumer prices. Irish and Portuguese industrial production. Greek and Cypriot producer prices. French current account and Italian GDP.

U.K. and Switzerland: British money growth, construction purchasing managers survey, and shop prices. Swiss retail sales, consumer sentiment and index of leading economic indicators.

Eastern Europe: Hungarian trade balance and PPI. Romanian retail sales.

Nordic Europe: Danish unemployment, Icelandic producer prices, and Norwegian retail sales.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japan’s monetary base and consumer confidence. China’s current account.

Selected Other Asian Releases: South Korean, Indonesian, Filipino and Thai consumer prices. Malaysian, Thai, and Filipino producer prices. Hong Kong and South Korean retail sales. Thai and Malaysian trade balances.

Australia and New Zealand: Aussie and New Zealand building permits. Australian private credit growth, construction PMI, and trade balance. New Zealand employment growth, unemployment, and quarterly labor costs.

South Africa and Turkey: South African trade balance and money and credit growth. Turkey’s trade balance and consumer prices.

Canada, Brazil and Mexico: Canadian producer prices, raw material prices, monthly GDP, PMI-IVEY index, and trade balance. Brazilian industrial production and trade balance. Mexican GDP.



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