Markets: Key events in the week ahead – Deutsche Bank

Analysts at Deutsche Bank lists down the key economic events and macro releases from across the globe, which are going to have maximum impact on the direction financial markets.

Key Quotes

“Monday: With US markets closed for the Presidents Day holiday, the calendar is predictably sparse with just February house price data in the UK due. Earnings wise we're due to get results from Reckitt Benckiser. EU foreign ministers are also due to meet in Brussels to discuss Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela.”

“Tuesday: A busier day for data with December and January employment data due in the UK, December construction output for the Euro Area and the February ZEW survey in Germany. In the US the only scheduled release is the February NAHB housing market index print. Away from that we're due to hear from the Fed's Mester and ECB's Praet, Costa and Guindos. The EU general affairs council will also meet to discuss the 2019 budget and the March summit agenda. Walmart, BHP and HSBC will report earnings.”

“Wednesday: Another quiet day for scheduled events albeit highlighted by the release of the FOMC minutes in the evening. Datawise, the January PPI print in Germany and February consumer confidence print for the Euro Area are due. The Fed's Bullard and ECB's Praet are due to speak, while EU ambassadors will discuss the status of Brexit. Lloyds and Glencore report earnings.”

“Thursday: The big data highlight is the flash February PMIs in Europe and the US. As well as that, we'll also get the final January CPI revisions for Germany, France and Italy along with the UK's January public finances data. France's February manufacturing and business indicators are also due. In the US, we get the latest weekly initial jobless reading, preliminary December durable and capital goods orders, January leading index, January existing home sales and February Philly Fed PMI. Late in the evening we'll get Japan's January CPI readings. Meanwhile, the ECB's January policy meeting minutes are due, while Praet is due to speak. Over at the Fed, Bostic is scheduled to speak. EU trade ministers are due to meet in Bucharest while Kraft Heinz, Anglo American and Barclays report earnings.”

“Friday: Datawise, overnight we'll get China's January new home prices data while in Europe we'll get the final Q4 GDP revisions in Germany, February IFO survey and final January CPI revisions for the Euro Area. There is no scheduled data due in the US, however it's a busy day for Fedspeak with Williams, Clarida, Potter, Bullard and Harker all due. ECB President Draghi is also due to speak.”

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