Week Ahead

Next week the US will be publishing existing home sales, building permits and housing starts, and flash Markit PMIs. Elsewhere, the Bank of England will be deciding on monetary policy, with markets anticipating no changes. Other important releases include: UK CBI factory orders; Eurozone flash Markit PMIs and consumer confidence; Japan inflation, trade balance and Nikkei Manufacturing PMI; Canada retail sales and inflation; and interest rate decisions from Switzerland, Norway, Mexico, Brazil and the Philippines.
Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com 6/15/2018 2:37:52 PM
In the US the most important releases are existing home sales; building permits and housing starts; flash Markit PMIs; current account; NAHB Housing Market Index; Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index; and FHFA house prices.

In the UK investors will turn their attention to Bank of England's policy meeting, at which the central bank is expected to keep rates on hold on the back of poor economic data and Brexit worries. The country's CBI factory orders and public finances will also be watched. 

Elsewhere in Europe, flash Markit PMIs for the Eurozone, Germany and France will be in the spotlight, alongside Eurozone consumer confidence and construction output; Norway and Switzerland interest rate decisions; Germany producer prices; France final Q1 GDP growth and business morale; Italy trade balance; and Turkey unemployment and consumer sentiment.

In Japan, analysts are eyeing the publication of inflation rate, trade balance and flash Nikkei Manufacturing PMI; while in Australia markets will focus on house price index for the first quarter.

Other important figures include: Canada retail trade and inflation; Mexico, Brazil and the Philippines interest rate decisions; Argentina Q1 GDP growth; and Malaysia and South Africa inflation rates.

Week Ahead