Next Week

October 19, 2018

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews at the European Central Bank and in Canada, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Ukraine, Colombia and Turkey. ECB President Draghi, Bank of Canada Governor Poloz, Atlanta Fed President Bostic, and Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor DeBelle and Assistant Governor Boulton will be speaking publicly. The Fed Beige Book, Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report, and ECB Survey of Forecasters will be published.

Holiday: New Zealand’s Labour Day on Monday.

Scheduled U.S. Statistical Data Releases: Third quarter GDP. Monthly releases of the Kansas City and Richmond Fed manufacturing surveys, durable goods orders, pending home sales, Reuters/U. Michigan consumer confidence, advance trade balance, and Chicago Fed National Activity Index. Weekly chain store sales, consumer comfort, jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, and energy inventories.

Japanese Data: All industry index, corporate service prices, Tokyo September CPI, flash manufacturing purchasing managers survey, machine tool orders, and index of leading economic indicators.

Other Selected Asian Releases: South Korean GDP and producer prices. Hong Kong and Singapore consumer prices. India’s index of leading economic indicators, Hong Kong’s trade balance, and Singapore unemployment.

Euroland: Preliminary manufacturing and service-sector PMI surveys, consumer confidence, index of leading economic indicators and fiscal debt/GDP ratio.

Members of the Euro Area: German and French preliminary purchasing manager surveys. German IFO business climate, PPI, and consumer confidence. Spanish, Italian and Finnish unemployment. French, Spanish and Irish producer prices. Greek current account, Austrian industrial production, and France’s index of leading economic indicators.

U.K. and Switzerland: Confederation of British Industries’ monthly surveys of industrial trends and distributive trades. Swiss money growth.

Nordic Europe: Swedish and Danish consumer confidence. Swedish producer prices, retail sales and trade balance. Icelandic wage inflation and Norwegian unemployment.

Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey: Australia’s index of leading economic indicators. New Zealand trade balance. Turkish consumer sentiment.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican trade balance and unemployment. Brazil’s current account.

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