Next Week’s Menu: October 5-11

October 4, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings in Serbia, Peru, Israel and Sri Lanka. Minutes to be released from the most recent Federal Reserve and European Central Bank policy reviews. Powell, George, Evans and Kashkari are some to the Fed officials speaking publicly next week, and Bank of England Carney and Bank of Japan Board member Amamiya also have speaking engagements.

Holidays and Special Events: Chung Yeung Festival in China and Hong Kong on Monday. Hangeul Proclamation Day in South Korea on Wednesday. Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China resume Thursday in Washington. EU finance minsters meeting on Friday.

Japanese and Chinese Data Releases: Japanese machinery orders, machine tool orders, household spending, labor cash earnings, current account, economy watchers index, money and bank lending growth, reserves, producer prices and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese service-sector purchasing managers index, trade balance, money growth, bank lending, reserves, and foreign direct investment.

Selected Other Asian Releases: South Korean and Singaporean retail sales. Indian and Malaysian industrial production. Singapore GDP.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Consumer prices, producer prices, import prices, small business sentiment, IBD/TIPP optimism index, JOLTS index of job hirings and separations, employment trends index, and U. Michigan/Reuters index of consumer sentiment. Also weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, energy inventories, chain store sales, and mortgage applications.

Euroland Releases: Sentix measure of investor sentiment.

Members of the Euro Area: German consumer prices, industrial production, factory orders, trade balance, current account and index of leading economic indicators. French CPI, current account, trade balance, business sentiment, and industrial production. Austrian, Dutch, Cypriot, Greek and Portuguese trade balances. Dutch, Irish, Finnish, Spanish, and Portuguese consumer prices. Italian, Spanish, Irish, and Finnish industrial production. Italian retail sales, Spanish consumer confidence, Greek unemployment, and Austrian wholesale prices.

U.K. and Switzerland: British industrial production, construction output, trade balance, monthly GDP, same store sales, Halifax house price index, productivity, and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors house price balance index. Swiss unemployment.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian, Danish and Swedish consumer prices. Danish and Norwegian industrial output. Norwegian PPI and business sentiment. Denmark’s current account.

Eastern Europe: Czech, Hungarian and Romanian CPI and trade figures. Czech retail sales and current account. Romanian GDP.

Australia and New Zealand: Australia’s construction PMI, mortgage lending, consumer confidence, and business confidence and conditions. New Zealand food prices and business purchasing managers index.

Canada: Monthly labor market statistics, housing starts, building permits, and new home prices. Quarterly capacity utilization.

South Africa, Brazil and Mexico: South African and Mexican industrial production. Brazilian and Mexican consumer prices. South African business sentiment, Mexican trade balance, and Brazilian retail sales.

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