Week Ahead


In the US, the release of FOMC minutes will be the most important event, followed by inflation and retail sales data, the preliminary reading of Michigan Consumer Sentiment, and JOLTs job openings. Elsewhere, key data include UK industrial production, construction and trade data; Germany foreign trade; Australia business and consumer confidence; and China Caixin services PMI, trade and foreign investment.

In the US, the Fed will publish its September meeting minutes, which are expected to provide further details of the central bank's plan to unwind its asset purchases. Investors will also be closely watching inflation rate, retail trade, the preliminary reading of Michigan Consumer Sentiment, JOLTs job openings, producer prices, the government's budget statement, business inventories, NFIB Business Optimism Index and IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism.

In the UK, markets will focus on industrial production, construction and trade data. Elsewhere in Europe, important releases include Germany trade balance; industrial output for the Eurozone, Germany, France and Italy; and final inflation data for Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

In China, analysts will be eyeing Caixin services PMI, trade and foreign investment. Meanwhile in Japan, machinery orders, tertiary industry index, current account and producer prices will be in the spotlight. 

In Australia, the RBA will publish its Financial Stability Review. Also, key data to watch for will be NAB business confidence, Westpac consumer confidence, investment lending for homes and home loans.

Other important releases include: Singapore GDP growth; India trade balance, industrial production and inflation; Canada housing starts, building permits and house prices; Mexico inflation rate; Brazil retail trade; and Russia trade balance.



Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/6/2017 4:23:15 PM