Coming Week’s Menu: May 9-15, 2020

May 10, 2020

Central Banks: Monetary policies to be reviewed in New Zealand, Mexico, Romania and the Philippines. Fed officials Harker, Qurales and Mester are speaking publicly as is Bank of Canada Governor Poloz. A summary of the last Bank of Japan Board meeting and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Monetary Policy Statement will be published.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Monthly consumer prices, producer prices, import prices, retail sales, industrial production, capacity utilization, real wage earnings, federal budget deficit, Empire State manufacturing index, employment trends index, JOLTS index of job hires and separations, U. Michigan consumer sentiment index, and NFIB small business sentiment. Weekly jobless insurance claims, consumer comfort, energy inventories, mortgage applications, and chain store sales.

Euroland Releases: Quarterly GDP and employment. Monthly industrial production, trade balance, and index of leading economic indicators.

Members of the Euro Area: German GDP, CPI, PPI, and WPI. German and Spanish indices of leading economic indicators. Italian, French, Spanish, Irish, Portuguese, and Finnish consumer prices. Portuguese, Finnish, and Dutch GDP. Italian, Irish, Cypriot, and Dutch trade. Greek and Italian industrial production. Irish construction purchasing managers index, French unemployment and Dutch consumer confidence. Dutch and Finnish current accounts.

Eastern Europe: Romanian and Czech GDP and consumer prices. Romanian and Polish trade balances. Romanian and Hungarian industrial production. Hungarian GDP, Polish retail sales, and Czech unemployment.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian and Danish GDP and current accounts. Norwegian GDP, PPI, and trade balance. Swedish consumer prices.

U.K. and Switzerland: British quarterly and monthly GDP. British monthly industrial production, construction output, trade balance, RICs house price balance, and same store sales. Swiss producer prices and import prices.

Japan and China: Japanese current account, producer prices, reserves, economy watchers index, machinery orders, machine tool orders, money growth, and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese industrial production, retail sales, fixed asset investment, unemployment, foreign direct investment, CPI, PPI, and money and lending growth.

Selected other Asian Releases: Indonesian business confidence, current account, trade balance, and retail sales. Hong Kong and Malaysian GDP. Malaysian and South Korean unemployment. Indian CPI, industrial production, and wholesale prices. Indian and South Korean trade. South Korean import prices and unemployment.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian quarterly wage costs and monthly unemployment, employment, consumer confidence, business confidence, business conditions, and home loans. New Zealand food prices and manufacturing purchasing managers index.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican and Brazilian indices of leading economic indicators. Mexican industrial production and Brazilian retail sales.

Canada: Manufacturing sales, orders, and inventories.

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