Next Week’s Menu: April 3 – 9, 2021

April 2, 2021

Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings in Australia, India, Poland, Peru, and Sri Lanka. Minutes will be published from the last ECB and FOMC policy meetings.

Holidays and Events: Easter Monday will be observed in many countries, including Italy, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, the U.K., Canada, Hong Kong and Norway. China (Ching Ming Festival) and South Africa (Family Day) also have holidays on Monday. IMF meetings will be held late in the period.

Purchasing Manager Surveys: will continue to be rolled out, covering non-oil activity in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE; private and/or manufacturing in the Philippines, India, Mexico, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, Hong Kong and Lebanon; construction in Australia, Euroland, the U.K., Germany, France and Italy; and service sector activity in the U.S., Russia, Sweden, Japan, China, Australia, Euroland, Italy, Germany, and France.

Scheduled U.S. Data Releases: Factory orders, PPI, consumer credit, trade deficit, JOLTs index, IBD/TIPP optimism index, and NY regional PMI. Weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, chain store sales, energy inventories, and consumer comfort index.

Japanese and Chinese Statistical Releases: Japanese current account, household spending, consumer confidence, economy watchers index, reserves, labor cash earnings and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese CPI, PPI, trade balance, and reserves.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Filipino and Taiwanese trade balances. Thai and Filipino consumer confidence. South Korean current account and index of leading economic indicators. Thai and Taiwanese consumer prices. Filipino industrial production.

Euroland Data: Unemployment, producer prices, and Sentix investor confidence index.

Members of the Euro Area: French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Greek, Irish, and Cypriot industrial production. German, French, and  Austrian trade balances. Dutch, Greek, and Cypriot consumer prices. Italian and Spanish unemployment. German industrial orders and current account. Italian retail sales, Spanish consumer sentiment, and Austrian wholesale prices.

U.K. and Switzerland: British Halifax house price index, RICs housing price index, and car sales. Swiss unemployment.

Nordic Europe: Swedish and Norwegian industrial production. Norwegian CPI and PPI. Danish trade and Swedish industrial orders.

Eastern Europe: Romanian, Czech and Hungarian retail sales. Russian and Hungarian CPI. Czech unemployment.

Australian, Turkey, South Africa  and New Zealand: Australian housing permits and Turkish CPI and PPI. New Zealand and South African business confidence.

Canadian Releases: Trade balance, labor market statistics and IVEY-PMI index.

Mexico and Brazil: Mexican and Brazilian consumer prices. Mexican business and consumer confidence.

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