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NexAsia Week Ahead: Chinese inflation, exports, and forex reserves figures coming up

By NexChange
Capital Markets

(Note: all times HKT)
Good morning everyone. China and the Federal Reserve will continue to dominate the headlines this week as the former reports is forex reserves and export data while the latter gears up to decide whether it should lift rates or not. There are other heavies on this week’s docket though, such as the Bank of Canada’s and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s interest rate decision, the Bank of England’s PMC minutes, Japan’s GDP growth, and Jean-Claude Juncker’s upcoming State of the Union address.

Here’s what else you should look out for:

Monday:

6:00 am – China August foreign exchange reserves

1:00 pm – Japan July preliminary coincident index – Forecast: 112.17 from 112.3

1:00 pm – Japan July preliminary leading economic index – Forecast: 106.3 from 106.5

2:00pm – Germany July YoY industrial production – Forecast: 1.84% from 0.6%

Tuesday:

7:50 am – Japan Q2 QoQ final GDP growth rate – Forecast: -0.4% from 1%

7:50 am – Japan Q2 annualized final GDP growth rate – Forecast: -1.6% from 3.9%

9:30 am – Australia August NAB business confidence – Forecast: 3.75 from 4

10:00 am – China August balance of trade – Forecast: $40 billion from $43 billion

10:00 am – China August YoY exports

10:00 am – China August YoY imports

2:00 pm – Germany July balance of trade – Forecast: € 21.8 billion from €24 billion

5:00 pm – EU Q2 estimated YoY GDP growth rate – Forecast: 1.2% from 1%

Wednesday:

8:30 am – Australia September Westpac consumer confidence index – Forecast: 98.58 from 99.5

1:00 pm – Japan August consumer confidence – Forecast: 40.22 from 40.33

4:30 pm – U.K. July balance of trade – Forecast: unchanged at £ -1.6 billion

4:30 pm – U.K. July YoY manufacturing production – Forecast: 0.4% from 0.5%

4:30 pm – U.K. July YoY industrial production – Forecast: 1.31% from 1.5%

8:15 pm – Canada August housing starts – Forecast: 195,100 from 193,000

8:30 pm – Bank of Canada interest rate decision – Forecast: unchanged at 0.5%

Thursday:

5:00 am – Reserve Bank of New Zealand interest rate decision – Forecast: unchanged at 3%

9:30 am – Australia August unemployment change – Forecast: 9,500 from 38,500

9:30 am – China August YoY inflation rate – Forecast: 1.7% from 1.6%

9:30 am – China August YoY PPI – Forecast: -5.5% from -5.4%

7:00 pm – Bank of England interest rate decision – Forecast: unchanged at 0.5%

7:00 pm – Bank of England MPC meeting minutes

7:00 pm – Bank of England quantitative easing – Forecast: unchanged at £375 billion

10:00 pm – Singapore Parliamentary elections

Friday:

2:00 pm – Germany August YoY inflation rate – Forecast: unchanged at 0.2%

8:30 pm – U.S. August MoM core PPI

8:30 pm – U.S. August MoM PPI – Forecast: 0.1% from 0.2%

10:00 pm – U.S. September preliminary Michigan consumer sentiment – Forecast: 91.5 from 91.9
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