Next Week’s Menu: September 19-25, 2020

September 18, 2020

Central Banks: Monetary policies to be reviewed in Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, China, Thailand, New Zealand, Hungary, Turkey, Mexico, Colombia, and the Czech Republic. BOJ minutes will be published. Cleveland Fed President Mester, Deputy Governor DeBelle of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and Bank of England Governor Bailey speak publicly.

Holidays and Events: Japan’s Respect for the Aged and Autumnal Equinox holidays fall on Monday and Tuesday, and South Africa’s Heritage Day is on Thursday. Indonesian local elections are on Thursday, and the U.S. Treasury’s semi-annual foreign exchange and international trade report arrives on Tuesday.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Statistical Releases: New and existing home sales, FHFA house price index, the Richmond and Kansas City Fed manufacturing indices, durable goods orders, the Chicago Fed National Activity index, and the revised U. Michigan/Reuters consumer sentiment index. Also weekly chain store sales, energy inventories, jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications and consumer comfort.

Euroland Data: Preliminary purchasing manager surveys, consumer confidence, and money and credit growth.

Members of the Euro Area: German and French PMIs. German, French, Italian, Irish and Dutch consumer confidence. German, French, Italian, and Belgian business confidence. Spanish and Dutch GDP. Spanish, Finnish, and Irish producer prices. Greek current account, Dutch household spending, and Austrian industrial production. Finnish import prices and unemployment.

U.K. and Switzerland: British consumer confidence, Rightmove house price index, industrial trends survey, distributive trades survey, consumer confidence, and public sector borrowing. Swiss ZEW expectations index, current account and money growth.

Eastern Europe: Czech consumer and business confidence. Polish retail sales and unemployment. Hungary’s current account.

Nordic Europe: Icelandic and Swedish producer prices. Icelandic CPI and unemployment. Danish retail sales and consumer confidence.

Japanese Releases: Manufacturing purchasing managers survey, all industry index, corporate service prices and the index of leading economic indicators.

Other Asian Releases: Hong Kong, Filipino, Malaysian, and Singaporean consumer prices. Thailand and Hong Kong trade balances. Taiwanese and Singaporean industrial production. Indian and Chinese indices of leading economic indicators. Hong Kong current account, South Korean consumer confidence, and Taiwanese retail sales.

Australia, Turkey and New Zealand: Australian retail sales and preliminary manufacturing and service sector purchasing manager surveys. New Zealand’s trade balance. Turkish consumer confidence.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican retail sales and wholesale turnover. Brazil’s current account.

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