The week ahead has a hand full of Cental Banks meeting and some key data releases while markets get back to economies while keeping an eye on politics.
In respect to banks, we have the Fed, but the Bank of England, Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank are also meeting. It could be expected that there may not be any surprises or much in the way of a catalyst with the expected outcomes mostly priced in. However, should the Fed offer a whammy and hold, there could be some significant ramifications throughout markets.
In respect to data, eyes will be all over the UK given the recent fallout in the UK elections for May making her Brexit negotiation position weaker. Data for the UK will kick in on Tuesday with PPI and CPI. Wednesday holds jobs data and then Thursday will hold the retail sales data and the BoE.
The euro zone will hold CPI over various days for various countries and key data such as German ZEW on Tuesday.
Mid week we have key data for Kiwi and AUD traders. NZ offers GDP Q1 and Aus offers their jobs data for May.
For the US, the focus will be on retail sales, FOMC and CPI. Nomura offered a breakdown and preview of the key events:
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