Next Week

May 4, 2018

Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings in the U.K., New Zealand, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Serbia, and Peru. Publications of Bank of Japan Board summary and minutes. Bostic, Barkin, George, Quarles, Kaplan and Evans of the Federal Reserve, and Bank of England Governor Carney speak publicly.

Holidays and Special Events: Early May bank holiday in the U.K. on Monday and Ascension Day observances Thursday in Switzerland, Norway, France and Germany. Malaysian election on May 9th. U.S. primaries in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Consumer prices, PPI, import prices, real average earnings, federal monthly budget, small business sentiment, employment trends index, consumer credit, JOLTS index of worker hires and separations, IBD/TIPP optimism index, University of Michigan/Reuters consumer credit, and weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, energy inventories, consumer comfort, and chain store sales.

Euroland Releases: Retail purchasing managers survey and Sentix gauge of investor confidence.

Members of the Euro Area: German industrial orders, industrial production, current account and trade balance, wholesale prices, and retail PMI. French retail PMI. French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, and Finnish industrial production. Spanish, Greek, Dutch, Cypriot, Portuguese, and Irish consumer prices. Greek, Austrian, Cypriot, and Portuguese trade. Italian retail sales and Austrian wholesale prices.

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

Nordic Europe: Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish consumer prices. Danish and Norwegian industrial production. Danish trade and current account. Norwegian producer prices.

Eastern Europe: Czech, Hungarian and Romanian industrial production. Czech and Hungarian consumer prices. Czech retail sales, trade and unemployment.

Japanese and Chinese data: Japan’s current account, international reserves, household spending, economy watchers index, real cash earnings and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese CPI, PPI, money and lending growth, trade balance and international reserves.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Hong Kong and Indonesian GDP. Malaysian and Indian industrial production. Filipino trade, Indonesia’s current account, Malaysian unemployment, Singaporean retail sales, and South Korea’s index of leading economic indicators.

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa: Australian retail sales, consumer confidence, home loans, business confidence and conditions, and Performance of Construction index. New Zealand manufacturing PMI and South African business sentiment.

Canada, Mexico and Brazil: Canadian monthly labor statistics, housing starts, housing prices, and building permits. Mexican CPI, PPI, trade balance and consumer confidence. Brazilian consumer prices and retail sales.

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