Next Week’s Menu: August 8-14, 2020

August 7, 2020

Central Banks: Monetary policies to be reviewed in New Zealand, Mexico, Serbia, and Peru.

Holidays and Special Events: Mountain Day in Japan on Sunday, and a National Holiday in Singapore on Monday. Sometime during the week, U.S. Democratic Party nominee will reveal his preference for VP running mate.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: Quarterly productivity and unit labor costs. Monthly CPI, PPI, import prices, retail sales, industrial production, small business sentiment, employment trends index, JOLTS index of job hires and separations, U. Michigan consumer sentiment, capacity utilization, and federal government deficit. Weekly mortgage applications, consumer comfort, chain store sales, jobless insurance claims and energy inventories.

Japanese and Chinese Data: Japanese current account, money growth, bank lending, machinery orders, machine tool orders, Economy Watchers index, tertiary index, and PPI. Chinese CPI, PPI, industrial production, retail sales, unemployment, home prices, fixed asset investment, auto sales, and productivity.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Malaysian GDP and current account. Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Singaporean GDP. Indian CPI and WPI. South Korean unemployment and import prices. Indonesian retail sales.

Euroland: Second-quarter GDP and employment. Monthly trade balance, ZEW and Sentix indices of investor sentiment, and industrial production.

Members of the Euro Area: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Irish, Portuguese, and Finnish consumer prices. German, Portuguese, Cypriot, Finnish, and Dutch GDP. German and Spanish indices of leading economic indicators. French, Cypriot, Dutch and Belgian trade balances. German ZEW expectations index,Belgian construction output, Finnish current account, French unemployment, and Greek import prices. Ireland’s construction purchasing managers index.

U.K. and Switzerland: British second quarter GDP and monthly industrial production, construction output, trade balance, RICs house price index, and labor market statistics. Swiss PPI, import prices, and unemployment.

Eastern Europe: Russian, Czech, Hungarian and Polish consumer prices. Hungarian, Polish  and Russian GDP. Polish current account and trade balance.

Nordic Europe: Norwegian, Danish and Swedish consumer prices. Norwegian PPI and consumer confidence. Danish current account and Swedish consumer confidence.

Australian and New Zealand Data: Australian business confidence and conditions, consumer confidence, employment, unemployment, and quarterly wage costs. New Zealand business confidence, food prices and manufacturing PMI.

South Africa and Turkey: South African second-quarter unemployment and monthly factory output, retail sales, wholesale turnover, and business confidence. Turkish retail sales, industrial output, current account, and unemployment.

Canada, Mexico and Brazil: Canadian building permits and survey of manufacturing sales, inventories, and orders. Mexican industrial production and Brazilian retail sales. Mexican and Brazilian indices of leading economic indicators.

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