Next Week’s Menu:

April 22, 2022

Central Banks: Monetary policies will be reviewed in Japan, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. As always, BOJ Governor Kuroda will preside over a press conference to explain the BOJ Board’s latest thinking.

Holidays and Special Event: ANZAC day in Australia/New Zealand falls on Monday, and Japan observes Showa Day on Friday. The French presidential runoff round between Le Pen and Macron is on Sunday, April 24.

U.S. Scheduled Data Releases: Quarterly GDP and employment cost index. Monthly personal income/spending/PCE price deflator, durable goods orders, Case-Shiller and FHFA house price indices, new home sales, Chicago Fed regional PMI, Chicago Fed National Activity Index, consumer confidence, and the K.C., Richmond, and Dallas Fed manufacturing surveys. Weekly jobless insurance claims, mortgage applications, chain store sales and energy inventories.

Japanese and Chinese Releases: Japanese retail sales, industrial production, unemployment, corporate service prices, housing starts, construction orders and index of leading economic indicators. Chinese corporate earnings and manufacturing purchasing managers index.

Other Asian Releases: South Korean, Thai, and Taiwanese retail sales and industrial production.Filipino, Malaysian and Singaporean producer prices. South Korean and Singaporean business confidence. South Korean GDP and construction output. Malaysian unemployment, Hong Kong trade balance, Malaysian unemployment and India’s index of leading economic indicators.

Euroland Releases: GDP, CPI, consumer confidence, economic sentiment, construction output and money and credit growth.

Members of the Euro Area: German IFO business climate index, consumer confidence, CPI, GDP and import prices. French GDP, CPI, PPI, and consumer spending. Italian GDP, PPI, CPI, consumer confidence, business sentiment, and industrial sales. Spanish GDP, current account, retail sales, PPI, CPI, unemployment, and business confidence. Belgian, Austrian and Portuguese GDP. Belgian, Dutch, Portuguese, Austrian, Greek and Finnish business confidence. Portuguese, Finnish, Austrian and Greek consumer confidence. Dutch, Greek and Portuguese retail sales. Greek and Finnish PPI. Austrian manufacturing purchasing managers survey and GDP.

U.K. and Switzerland: British Rightmove and Nationwide house price indices, CBI survey of distributive trades, public sector net borrowing, mortgage approvals, and money growth. Swiss trade balance, economic sentiment, KOF leading index, and retail sales.

Nordic Europe: Swedish PPI, consumer confidence, business sentiment, retail sales, GDP, trade balance and unemployment. Norwegian and Danish retail sales. Norwegian and Icelandic unemployment. Icelandic CPI, PPI, and wage growth.

Eastern Europe: Russian and Czech GDP and business confidence. Russian retail sales and industrial production. Polish CPI. Hungarian, Polish and Russian unemployment.

Australian and New Zealand Releases: Australian CPI, PPI, import prices, and money and credit growth. New Zealand trade balance and business confidence.

Turkey and South Africa: Turkish trade balance, business confidence, and manufacturing purchasing managers index. South African trade balance, PPI, and money and credit growth.

Canada, Mexico and Brazil: Canadian April GDP and industrial production. Mexican retail sales, trade balance and GDP. Brazilian business confidence, current account and PPI.

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