Next Week

March 29, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in India, Australia, Poland and Romania. The Bank of Japan publishes the quarterly Tankan survey of corporate conditions and expectations. Bostic and Mester of the Federal Reserve speak publicly. So too will Bank of Canada Governor Poloz.

Holidays and Special Notes: China and Hong Kong will be shut Friday for the Ching Ming Festival. European countries on Sunday go to daylight savings time, restoring the time differences between London and Frankfurt on the one hand and N.Y. on the other to 5 and 6 hours, respectively. The second quarter of 2019 begins on Monday.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Retail sales, durable goods, the NAPM New York regional PMI, ADP’s estimate of private sector jobs and the monthly labor force survey of jobs, unemployment and average hourly earnings. Also weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, chain store sales, mortgage applications, and energy inventories.

Purchasing Manager Surveys: Covering manufacturing in Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Euroland, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Turkey, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. Covering private sector activity and/or non-oil sectors for South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E.. Covering service sectors and/or non-manufacturing in China, Russia, Australia, Japan, Ireland, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Euroland, Great Britain, Brazil, India and the United States. Covering construction in the U.K., Australia, euro area, Italy, France and Germany.

Japanese Data: Real household spending, motor vehicle sales, monetary base and index of leading economic indicators.

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

Euroland: CPI, PPI, retail sales, and unemployment.

Members of the Euro Area: German, Spanish, and Irish industrial production. Dutch and Cypriot consumer prices. Greek trade, Spanish industrial production and German industrial orders.

U.K. and Switzerland: British shop prices and Halifax house price index. Swiss retail sales and consumer prices.

Eastern Europe: Romanian and Czech retail sales. Hungarian industrial output. Czech GDP and Romanian PPI.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian and Danish industrial production.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian new home sales, retail sales, trade balance, wholesale turnover, and NAB’s indices of business confidence and business conditions. New Zealand business confidence.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish CPI and PPI. South African business confidence.

Canada, Mexico, and Brazil: Canadian monthly labor statistics and IVEY-PMI index. Mexico’s trade balance. Brazilian trade and industrial production.

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