Next Week’s Menu: September 7-13, 2019

September 6, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews at the European Central Bank and in Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Malaysia and Peru. ECB macroeconomic forecasts will be updated, and a deposit rate decline is considered quite possible. ECB President Draghi and Vlieghe of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee will be speaking publicly.

Events and Holidays: South Koreans observe the Chuseok holiday on Thursday-Friday. EU finance ministers have a meeting on Friday. OPEC holds a meeting on Thursday.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Retail sales, CPI, PPI, import prices, small business sentiment, consumer confidence, employment trends index, JOLTS index, and U. Michigan/Reuters consumer sentiment index. Weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, consumer comfort, chain store sales and energy inventories.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese quarterly GDP and business sentiment. Japanese monthly producer prices, machinery orders, machine tool orders, revised industrial production, capacity utilization, money growth, bank lending, economy watchers index, bankruptcies, tertiary index, and current account. Chinese reserves, money and bank lending growth, CPI, PPI, trade balance and foreign direct investment.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Malaysian, Singaporean, and Hong Kong unemployment. Indian, Malaysian, and Hong Kong industrial production. Filipino trade, Singaporean retail sales, Indian consumer prices, and South Korea’s index of leading economic indicators.

Euroland: Industrial production, trade surplus, labor costs, and Sentix measure of investor sentiment.

Members of the Euro Area: German current account, trade balance, wholesale prices, and consumer prices. German and Spanish indices of leading economic indicators. French, Italian, Greek, Finnish and Spanish industrial production. Dutch, Portuguese, and Cypriot trade balances. Spanish, French, Irish, Portuguese and Finnish consumer prices. Irish GDP, current account, and construction purchasing managers index. Dutch retail sales, Greek import prices, and Finnish current account.

U.K. and Switzerland: British labor market statistics, construction output, industrial production, trade deficit, RICs house price index, monthly GDP, and index of leading economic indicators. Swiss unemployment, PPI, and import prices.

Nordic Europe: Swedish, Danish and Norwegian consumer prices. Danish current account, Swedish GDP, and Norwegian producer prices.

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

New Zealand and Australia: Australian home loans, consumer confidence, and business conditions and confidence. New Zealand food prices, business PMI, and manufacturing outlook.

South Africa and Turkey: South African industrial production. Turkish current account and industrial production.

Canada, Mexico and Brazil: Canadian capacity utilization, new home prices, housing starts, and building permits. Mexican industrial production and Brazilian retail sales.

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