Next Week

March 8, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews at the Bank of Japan and National Bank of Ukraine. BOJ Governor Kuroda, Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor DeBelle and Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada Wilkins will be speaking publicly.

Special Events: The U.S. move to Daylight Savings Time on March 10th will cut the time differences between New York and London by an hour to 4 hours, NY and Frankfurt by an hour to 5 hours, and Tokyo and NY by an hour to 13 hours. An important British parliamentary vote will be taken on the status of Brexit post March 29. A meeting of EU finance minister is also planned.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Retail sales, industrial production, capacity utilization, durable goods orders, producer prices, import prices, NAHB housing index, Empire State manufacturing index, employment trends index, construction spending, small business sentiment, new home sales, JOLTS index of job hires and separations, U. Michigan consumer sentiment index, and the usual assortment of weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, chain store sales, consumer comfort and energy inventories.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese money growth, machinery orders, machine tool orders, quarterly business sentiment, tertiary index, and corporate goods prices. Chinese money and bank lending growth, retail sales, industrial production, fixed asset investment, home prices and foreign direct investment.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Indian industrial production, current account, and wholesale prices. Indian and Indonesian trade balances. Singaporean retail sales. Malaysian and Hong Kong industrial production.

Euroland: CPI, industrial production and labor costs.

Members of the Euro Area: German industrial production, current account, CPI, WPI, trade balance and index of leading economic indicators. French, Spanish, Italian, Spanish Irish, Finnish, Greek, and Austrian consumer prices. Italian orders and French business sentiment. Irish GDP, current account and construction PMI. Dutch retail sales, Cypriot GDP, and Finnish current account. Dutch and Belgian trade balances.

U.K. and Switzerland: British GDP, RICs house price balance, industrial production, trade balance and construction output.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian CPI, PPI, and trade balance. Danish current account, CPI and PPI. Swedish unemployment and CPI. Iceland’s GDP.

Eastern Europe: Czech, Polish and Romanian consumer prices. Czech current account and retail sales. Czech, Romanian and Hungarian industrial production.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian home mortgages, consumer confidence and business confidence and conditions. New Zealand food prices and manufacturing purchasing managers index.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish GDP, current account and unemployment. Turkish and South African industrial output.

Canada: Trade balance, existing home sales, home prices, and survey of manufacturing sales, orders and inventories.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican trade. Mexican and Brazilian industrial production. Brazilian CPI and retail sales.

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