Next Week’s Menu: March 19 – 25, 2022

March 18, 2022

Central Banks: Interest rate-setting meetings are scheduled in Switzerland, China, The Philippines, Mexico, Norway, Hungary and South Africa. Bank of Japan minutes will be published.

Event: The Council of European Union leaders is meeting late in the week.

Scheduled U.S. Economic Data Releases: Quarterly current account and monthly durable goods orders, pending home sales, U. Michigan consumer sentiment, Kansas City Fed and Richmond Fed manufacturing surveys, Chicago Fed National Activity index, and IHS-compiled preliminary findings of the purchasing managers survey. Weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, chain store sales, and energy inventories.

Euroland Releases: Current account, money and credit growth, consumer confidence and preliminary purchasing manager survey findings.

Members of the Euro Area: German and French PMI surveys.  Italian, Belgian, Irish, and Dutch consumer confidence. Spanish and Dutch GDP. German, Spanish, Belgian, Italian, and French business confidence. German, Finnish, Spanish, and Irish producer prices. German IFO Institute business climate index, Dutch household consumption, Italian current account and French index of leading economic indicators.

U.K. and Switzerland: British CPI, PPI, PMI survey, retail sales, consumer confidence, Rightmove house price index, public sector net borrowing, and CBI surveys of industrial trends and distributive trades. Swiss current account and leading economic indicators.

Eastern Europe: Russian PPI and industrial production. Czech consumer confidence and business sentiment. Polish retail sales.

Nordic Europe: Danish retail sales and consumer confidence. Sweden’s PPI and Iceland’s CPI.

Japanese Data: Tokyo consumer prices, purchasing managers survey and index of leading economic indicators.

Selected Other Asian Releases: Chinese and Hong Kong current accounts. Hong Kong, Malaysian, and Singaporean consumer prices. Taiwanese retail sales and unemployment. Taiwanese and Singaporean industrial production. Indian and Taiwanese consumer confidence.

Australia and New Zealand: Australian purchasing managers survey and index of leading economic indicators. New Zealand consumer confidence and trade balance.

South Africa and Turkey: South African business confidence, trade balance, unemployment and leading index. Turkish consumer confidence, business sentiment, and unemployment.

Canada and Mexico: Canadian PPI and raw materials price index. Mexican retail sales, index of leading economic indicators and activity index.

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