Week Ahead


It will be a busy week. The US will publish the jobs report, the second estimate of GDP growth, personal income and spending, PCE prices and pending home sales. Elsewhere: China official PMIs, Japan unemployment, Euro Area inflation and unemployment, and GDP growth for India, Brazil and Canada will also be in the spotlight.

In the US, important releases include the jobs report, the second estimate of GDP growth, CB consumer confidence, personal income and spending, PCE prices, pending home sales, Chicago PMI, Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index, Challenger job cuts, Case-Shiller house prices; the preliminary figures for wholesale inventories and goods trade balance; and total vehicle sales. Markets will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
 
China will publish the official manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs. The Caixin manufacturing PMI will also be released. In Japan, the unemployment rate, industrial production, retail sales and capital spending for Q1 are due. Australia building permits, private capital expenditure and manufacturing PMI will also be in the spotlight.
 
In Europe, the Bank of England will release its credit and mortgage indicators; other figures include the manufacturing PMI, Gfk consumer confidence and Nationwide house prices. Elsewhere in Europe: Euro Area business and consumer confidence indicators, inflation and unemployment; Germany unemployment and inflation; France second estimate for GDP growth, inflation and consumer confidence; Italy final GDP growth, inflation and confidence indicators; manufacturing PMIS for Spain and Italy and final manufacturing PMI figures for the Euro Area, Germany and France; Switzerland and Sweden GDP growth.
 
Other important releases include: India GDP growth figures for Q1, infrastructure output and manufacturing PMI; Brazil GDP growth for Q1 and unemployment; Canada GDP growth for Q1 and interest rate decision.


Week Ahead


Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/26/2018 10:41:13 AM