Next Week

August 31, 2018

Holidays: U.S. and Canadian Labor Day on Monday. Brazilian Independence Day on Friday.

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in Canada, Serbia, Australia, Ukraine, Poland, Malaysia, Sweden, and Chile. Fed officials speaking publicly next week to include Evans, Williams, Kashkari, Rosengren, Mester and Kaplan. Governor Lowe of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Deputy Governor Wilkins of the Bank of Canada, and BOJ Board member Kataoka will be also speaking publicly.

Special Events: Opec meeting and Eurogroup meeting. The start of September.

Purchasing Manager Surveys: Manufacturing surveys from over 30 economies. Service sector surveys for around 15 nations. Construction PMIs for Germany, Great Britain, and Australia. Non-oil PMIs for Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

Scheduled U.S. Statistical Releases: Employment, unemployment, average hourly earnings, construction spending, factory orders, labor productivity, unit labor casts, NY regional PMI, motor vehicle sales, trade deficit, IBD/TIPP optimism index, ADP estimate of private jobs, and weekly jobless insurance claims, chain store sales, consumer comfort, energy inventories, and mortgage applications.

Euroland: PPI, GDP, and retail sales.

Members of the Euro Area: German industrial orders, industrial production, current account, trade balance, labor cost index, and PPI. French, Spanish, and Irish industrial production. Greek and Cypriot GDP. Italian retail sales and Dutch CPI. Austrian and Irish unemployment. French current account and Finnish trade balance.

U.K. and Switzerland: British same store sales, Halifax and RICs house price indices, and car sales.

Eastern Europe: Romanian and Hungarian GDP. Romanian, Hungarian, and Czech retail sales. Romanian producer prices.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian and Swedish current accounts. Norwegian and Danish industrial production. Icelandic GDP and Norwegian home prices.

Japanese Data: Second quarter business investment. Monthly auto sales, household spending, labor cash earnings, monetary base, and index of leading economic indicators.

Selected Other Asian releases: South Korean, Indonesian and Filipino consumer prices. South Korean GDP and current account. Thai PPI. Chinese and Malaysian trade.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian GDP, current account, home loans, corporate profits, retail sales, and trade balance. New Zealand’s terms of trade.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish CPI and PPI. South African GDP and current account.

Canada: monthly labor statistics, building permits and IVEY-PMI index. Quarterly productivity and unit labor costs.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican consumer sentiment. Brazilian CPI, PPI, industrial production and trade balance.

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