Week Ahead

Next week, the most important data for the US include FOMC minutes, non-farm payrolls, unemployment rate, wage growth, trade balance, ISM PMIs, factory orders, construction spending and ADP employment change. Investors will also be looking for updated worldwide manufacturing and services PMIs; the UK monetary indicators; the Eurozone inflation; Germany retail trade and unemployment; and Australia foreign trade.
Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com 12/29/2017 6:42:53 PM
Markets across the US, Europe and Asia will be closed on Monday for the New Year's Day holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday.

In the US, traders will be waiting for the FOMC minutes release for further clues on the timing of the next Fed rate hike. In addition, important data to be published include: nonfarm payrolls; unemployment rate; wage growth; trade balance; ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs; factory orders; construction spending; ADP employment change; total vehicle sales; Challenger job cuts; ISM New York Index; and final Markit PMIs.

The UK will publish monetary indicators, Markit PMIs and Nationwide house prices. Elsewhere in Europe, markets will focus on final PMI readings for the Euro Area, Germany and France and the first release for Spain and Italy. The Eurostat will also publish the preliminary reading of inflation for the Eurozone, and Germany will release unemployment and retail trade.

China will release figures for manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs from both the statistical office and Caixin, while in Japan investors will be waiting for Nikkei manufacturing and services PMIs. 

In Australia, key data to watch for will be foreign trade and AIG manufacturing and services indices.

Other important releases include: Canada unemployment, trade balance and Ivey PMI; Brazil industrial production and foreign trade; Singapore GDP growth; Indonesia and Philippines inflation; South Korea trade balance; and India Nikkei PMIs.

Week Ahead