Analysts at Deutsche Bank suggest that the big release to kick the week off comes in the US with the March retail sales report, while other data due in the US includes the April empire manufacturing print, February business inventories and April NAHB housing market index reading.
“There is no data due out in Europe or Asia. Away from the data the Fed's Bostic is due to speak in the evening. EU foreign ministers are also due to meet to discuss the situation in Syria. Bank of America and Netflix are the earnings highlights.”
“Tuesday: Overnight, all eyes will be on China where we are due to receive the Q1 GDP print as well as March retail sales, industrial production and fixed asset investment data. In Japan we'll also get February industrial production. In Europe the most significant releases are UK employment stats for February and March, and Germany's April ZEW survey. In the afternoon in the US we'll get March housing starts and building permits as well as March industrial and manufacturing production. Tuesday is a busy day for Fedspeak with Williams, Quarles, Harker, Evans and Bostic all slated to speak. Meanwhile, President Trump is due to welcome Japan PM Abe while the IMF and World Bank Annual Spring Meetings will commence, concluding April 22nd. Goldman Sachs in the earnings highlight along with IBM and Johnson & Johnson.”
“Wednesday: Another busy day for data. Overnight we'll get March trade data in Japan and March new home prices data in China. In Europe the main highlights are the March CPI reports for the UK and Euro area. In the US there is no data due out however we will get the Fed's Beige Book, while the Fed's Dudley and Quarles are scheduled to speak. The BoE's Brazier is also due to speak to lawmakers in London. Morgan Stanley will report earnings.”
“Thursday: With nothing of note in Asia, the most notable data due in Europe is the February current account balance reading for the Euro area and March retail sales data for the UK. In the US we'll get the latest weekly initial jobless claims reading, March leading index and April Philly Fed business outlook print. The Fed's Brainard, Quarles and Mester are both due to speak. Worth noting also is talks between Germany's Merkel and France's Macron with EU reforms and trade conflicts with the US expected to be high on the agenda.”
“Friday: A fairly quiet end to the week with March CPI due in Japan, March PPI due in Germany and April consumer confidence for the Euro area. The Fed's Evans is also due to speak again. Procter & Gamble and General Electric are due to report earnings.”
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