Events to watch for in the week ahead

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

Jackson Hole back on the agenda

The week ahead should be lively with some top-tier data and news on the agenda. Here are a few things to watch out for.


  • Eurozone construction output
  • The BOC's Wilkins speaks in Frankfurt
  • Fed's Bostic speaks in Tennessee


  • A Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen will meet U.S. representatives led by Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass in the first round of low-level talks on trade. Two days of meetings are planned.
  • RBA Governor Lowe speaks in Canberra
  • UK public finances


  • New Zealand retail sales
  • FOMC Minutes
  • Canadian retail sales will be another key data point ahead of the September BOC meeting; The implied odds of a hike are up to 32% from 22% a week ago, largely due to Friday's strong CPI report.


  • The ECB brushed off a dip in growth at the latest meeting. The flash PMI for the eurozone on Thursday will provide a clue on whether or not that's true.
  • Markit US surveys


  • New Zealand trade balance
  • Japan CPI
  • German final Q2 GDP
  • US durable goods orders
  • Fed Chairman Powell attends his first Jackson Hole symposium and will speak about "monetary policy in a changing economy".

Other events:

The US and Mexico both touted progress on autos at NAFTA meetings. There are still a few sticky issues but they may be able to close the file early in the week. That would set up three-party talks and a potential conclusion in the weeks ahead.


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