Next Week: August 10 – 17, 2019

August 9, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in Norway and Mexico. With summer vacation scene fully upon us, very few central bank officials are scheduled to speak, Kent and Debelle of the Reserve Bank of Australia being an exception.

Holidays: Japan observes Mountain Day on Monday, and Thursday is Assumption Day in several European countries.

Scheduled U.S. Statistical Reports: Quarterly productivity and unit labor costs. Monthly consumer prices, industrial production, capacity usage, retail sales, import prices, small business sentiment (NIFP), real wage earnings, Empire State and Philly Fed manufacturing indices, housing starts, building permits, federal deficit, National Home Builders housing index, Treasury-compiled capital flows (TIC), and U. Michigan consumer sentiment index. Weekly chain store sales, jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, consumer comfort and energy inventories.

Euroland Releases: Quarterly GDP and employment growth. Monthly industrial production, consumer prices, current account, trade balance, and ZEW index of investor sentiment.

Members of the Euro Area: German WPI, ZEW  index, and index of leading economic indicators. French, German, Finnish, Portuguese, Spanish and Cypriot consumer prices. German, Dutch, Finnish, Portuguese, and Cypriot GDP. Dutch, Irish and Belgian trade balances. French unemployment and Irish construction purchasing managers index.

U.K. and Switzerland: British labor statistics, retail sales, CPI, RPI, PPI, and government’s house price index. Swiss producer prices and import prices.

Eastern Europe: Polish, Romanian, Czech and Hungarian GDP. Polish and Romanian current accounts and consumer prices. Romanian industrial production and Czech producer prices.

Nordic Europe: Danish and Swedish consumer prices. Norwegian consumer confidence and trade balance.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese machinery orders, producer prices, machine tool orders, revised industrial production, and capacity utilization. Chinese retail sales, industrial production, money growth and bank lending, fixed asset investment, property prices, unemployment and foreign direct investment.

Selected Other Asia Releases: Indian, Indonesian, and Singaporean trade balances. Singaporean, Malaysian, and Hong Kong GDP. South Korean unemployment and house prices. Malaysian current account and Indian industrial output.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian second quarter labor costs. Australian unemployment, jobs growth, business confidence and conditions, and consumer confidence. New Zealand food prices and manufacturing PMI index.

South Africa and Turkey: South African retail sales and wholesale turnover. Turkish industrial production.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican and Brazilian indices of leading economic indicators.

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