Economic Calendar

April 2017

Date Time Event Previous Forecast Actual
Sat 1 Apr 9:45 Caixin Media Manufacturing PMI 51.7 51.7 51.2
Sun 2 Apr          
Mon 3 Apr *** Ching Ming Festival      
  7:30 AiG Performance of Mfg Index 59.3   57.5
  7:50 Tankan Large Manufacturers Index +10 +14 +12
  7:50 Tankan Large Manufacturing Outlook +8 +13 +11
  7:50 Tankan Non-Manufacturing +18 +19 +20
  7:50 Tankan Non-Manufacturing Outlook +16 +19 +16
  7:50 Tankan Large All Industry Capital Expenditure[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.5% -0.3% +0.6%
  9:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.3% -0.1%
  9:30 Building Approvals[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.8% -1.0% +8.3%
  9:30 Building Approvals[year-on-year(YoY)] -12.0% -14.1% -4.9%
  9:30 ANZ Job Advertisements[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.7%   +0.3%
  13:00 Vehicle Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.4%   +13.8%
  15:15 Retail Sales (Real)[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.4%   +0.6%
  15:30 PMI Manufacturing 57.8 58.0 58.6
  16:00 PMI Manufacturing 56.2 56.2 56.2
  16:30 PMI Manufacturing 54.6 55.0 54.2
  17:00 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.7% +0.1% 0.0%
  17:00 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.5% +4.2% +4.5%
  17:00 Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.5% 9.5%
  21:45 PMI Manufacturing 53.4 53.5 53.3
  22:00 ISM Manufacturing 57.7 57.2 57.2
  22:00 ISM Prices Paid 68.0 66.0 70.5
  22:00 Construction Output[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.0% +1.0% +0.8%
  22:30 Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, Speech      
  22:30 Business Outlook Future Sales +26.00   +21.00
Tue 4 Apr *** Ching Ming Festival      
  3:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick T. Harker Speech      
  5:00 Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeffrey Lacker Speech      
  7:50 Monetary Base[year-on-year(YoY)] +21.4%   +20.3%
  9:30 Trade Balance A$ +1.302B A$ +1.900B A$ +3.574B
  12:30 RBA Interest Rate Decision 1.50% 1.50% 1.50%
  16:30 PMI Construction 52.5 52.5 52.2
  17:00 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.5% +0.7%
  17:00 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.2% +1.0% +1.8%
  17:15 Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe Speech      
  20:30 Trade Balance $ -48.5B $ -44.6B $ -43.6B
  20:30 International Merchandise Trade C$ +0.81B C$ +0.60B C$ -0.97B
  22:00 Factory Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.2% +1.0% +1.0%
  22:00 Durable Goods Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.7% +1.7% +1.8%
  22:00 Durables Goods Orders Ex Transportation[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4%   +0.5%
  22:00 IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 55.3   51.7
Wed 5 Apr 1:00 QV House Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.5%   +12.9%
  7:01 BRC Shop Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.0% -0.8% -0.8%
  7:30 AiG Performance of Service Index 49.0   51.7
  9:00 ANZ Commodity Price[month-on-month(MoM)] +2.0%   +0.4%
  16:00 PMI Services 56.5 56.5 56.0
  16:00 PMI Composite 56.7 56.7 56.4
  16:30 PMI Services 53.3 53.4 55.0
  19:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] -0.8%   -1.6%
  20:15 ADP Employment Change +298K +185K +263K
  21:45 PMI Services 52.9 53.1 52.8
  21:45 PMI Composite 53.2   53.0
  22:00 ISM Non-Manf. Composite 57.6 57.0 55.2
Thu 6 Apr 2:00 FOMC Released Meeting Minutes of 14-15 March      
  6:40 Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle Speech      
  8:30 Purchasing Managers Index 49.6   49.9
  9:45 Caixin Media non-Manufacturing PMI 52.6   52.2
  13:00 Consumer Confidence 43.1 43.4 43.9
  15:15 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% +0.2% +0.2%
  15:15 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.6% +0.5% +0.6%
  15:15 CPI - EU Harmonised[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% +0.2% +0.1%
  15:15 CPI - EU Harmonised[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.7% +0.5% +0.5%
  19:30 Challenger Job Cuts[year-on-year(YoY)] -40.0%   -2.0%
  19:30 ECB Releases Minutes from 9th March Meeting      
  20:30 Initial Jobless Claims 258K 250K 234K
  20:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 2.052M 2.030M 2.028M
  20:30 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] +5.4% +1.3% -2.5%
  21:30 San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams Speech      
Fri 7 Apr 7:30 AiG Perf of Construction Index 53.1   51.2
  8:00 Labor Cash Earnings[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.5% +0.5% +0.4%
  13:00 Leading Index CI 104.9 104.6 104.4
  13:00 Coincident Index CI 115.1 115.5 115.5
  13:45 Unemployment Rate 3.6% 3.4% 3.4%
  13:45 Unemployment Rate s.a. 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
  15:30 Halifax House Price[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.2% 0.0%
  15:30 Halifax House Price[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.1% +4.0% +3.8%
  16:30 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.4% +0.2% -0.7%
  16:30 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.2% +3.7% +2.8%
  16:30 Manufacturing Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.9% +0.3% -0.1%
  16:30 Manufacturing Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.7% +3.9% +3.3%
  16:30 Trade Balance £ -10.833B £ -10.900B £ -12.461B
  20:00 NIESR GDP Estimate +0.6% +0.6% +0.5%
  20:30 Nonfarm Payrolls +235K +180K +98K
  20:30 Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.7% 4.5%
  20:30 Manufacturing Payrolls +28K +17K +11K
  20:30 Average Hourly Earnings[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.2% +0.2%
  20:30 Average Hourly Earnings[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.8% +2.7% +2.7%
  20:30 Net Change in Employment +15.3K +5.7K +19.4K
  20:30 Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.7% 6.7%
  20:30 Participation Rate 65.8%   65.9%
  22:00 Wholesale Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.4% +0.4%
  22:00 Wholesale Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1%   +0.6%
  22:00 Ivey Purchasing Managers Index 55.0 56.0 61.1
Sat 8 Apr 3:00 Net Consumer Credit $ +8.794B $ +15.000B $ +15.206B
Sun 9 Apr          
Mon 10 Apr 7:50 Balance of Payments - Current A/C ¥ +65.5B ¥ +2512.9B ¥ +2813.6B
  7:50 Trade Balance - BOP Basis ¥ -853.4B ¥ +981.7B ¥ +1076.8B
  8:00 Bank of Japan Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda Speech      
  9:30 Home Loans[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% 0.0% -0.5%
  9:30 Investment Lending[month-on-month(MoM)] +4.2%   -5.9%
  11:05 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, Speech      
  12:00 Bankruptcies[year-on-year(YoY)] -4.84%   +5.36%
  13:00 Economy Watchers Survey: Current 48.6 49.8 47.4
  13:00 Economy Watchers Survey: Outlook 50.6 50.7 48.1
  16:30 Sentix Investor Confidence +20.7 +21.0 +23.9
  20:15 Housing Starts 210K 215K 253K
  22:00 Labor Market Conditions Index +1.3 +0.8 +0.4
Tue 11 Apr 4:00 Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Janet Yellen Speech      
  7:01 BRC Sales Like-For-Like[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.4% -0.3% -1.0%
  9:30 NAB Business Conditions +9   +14
  9:30 NAB Business Confidence +7   +6
  14:00 Machine Tool Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +9.1%   +22.6%
  16:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.7% +0.3% +0.4%
  16:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3% +2.3% +2.3%
  16:30 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +1.9% +1.8%
  16:30 Retail Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.1% +0.4% +0.3%
  16:30 Retail Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.2% +3.2% +3.1%
  16:30 RPI (MoM)[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.5% +3.5% +3.4%
  16:30 PPI Input[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.4% -0.1% +0.4%
  16:30 PPI Input[year-on-year(YoY)] +19.1% +17.0% +17.9%
  16:30 PPI Output[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.1% +0.4%
  16:30 PPI Output[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.7% +3.4% +3.6%
  16:30 PPI Output Core[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.2% +0.3%
  16:30 PPI Output Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.4% +2.5% +2.5%
  16:30 ONS House Price[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.2% +6.1% +5.8%
  17:00 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.9% +0.1% -0.3%
  17:00 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.6% +1.9% +1.2%
  17:00 ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment) 25.6   26.3
  18:00 NFIB Small Business Optimism 105.3 104.7 104.7
  22:00 JOLTs Job Openings 5626K 5650K 5743K
Wed 12 Apr 1:45 Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, Speech      
  7:50 Machinery Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] -3.2% +3.6% +1.5%
  7:50 Machinery Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] -8.2% +2.5% +5.6%
  7:50 Domestic CGPI[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.3% +0.2%
  7:50 Domestic CGPI[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.0% +1.4% +1.4%
  8:30 Westpac Consumer Confidence Index 99.7   99.0
  9:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.8% +1.0% +0.9%
  9:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +7.8% +7.5% +7.6%
  16:30 Jobless Claims Change -11.3K   +25.5K
  16:30 Unemployment Rate 2.1%   2.2%
  16:30 ILO Unemployment Rate (3mths) 4.7% 4.7% 4.7%
  19:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] -1.6%   +1.5%
  20:30 Import price index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -0.2% -0.2%
  20:30 Import price index[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.6% +4.0% +4.2%
  20:30 House Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.0%   +0.9%
  20:30 House Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.4%   +13.5%
  22:00 Bank of Canada Rate Decision 0.50% 0.50% 0.50%
  23:15 Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz Speech      
Thu 13 Apr 2:00 Budget Statement $ -192.0B $ -169.0B $ -176.2B
  5:30 REINZ House Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -14.2%   -10.7%
  6:30 Business NZ PMI 55.2   57.8
  6:45 Food Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2%   -0.3%
  7:01 RICS House Prices +24% +22% +22%
  7:50 Japan Money Stock M2[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.2% +4.2% +4.3%
  7:50 Japan Money Stock M3[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.6% +3.6% +3.6%
  9:00 Consumer Inflation Expectation +4.0%   +4.1%
  9:30 Employed labor force -6.4K +20.0K +60.9K
  9:30 Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.9% 5.9%
  9:30 Participation Rate 64.6% 64.6% 64.8%
  11:05 Trade Balance $ -9.15B $ +12.50B $ +23.93B
  11:11 Trade Balance -603.6¥ *B +758.0¥ *B +1643.4¥ *B
  15:15 Producer & Import Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.2% +0.1% +0.1%
  15:15 Producer & Import Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.3% +0.9% +1.3%
  20:30 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% 0.0% -0.1%
  20:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.2% +2.4% +2.3%
  20:30 PPI Output Core[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.2% 0.0%
  20:30 PPI Output Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.5% +1.8% +1.6%
  20:30 Initial Jobless Claims 234K 245K 234K
  20:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 2.028M 2.024M 2.028M
  20:30 New Housing Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.2% +0.4%
  20:30 New Housing Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.1% +3.1% +3.3%
  20:30 Manufacturing Shipments[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% -0.7% -0.2%
  22:00 U. of Michigan Confidence 96.9 96.5 98.0
Fri 14 Apr *** Good Friday      
  12:30 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +2.0%   +3.2%
  12:30 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.8%   +4.7%
  12:30 Capacity Utilization Ratio[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.1%   +3.2%
  15:01 Money Supply M2[year-on-year(YoY)] +11.1% +11.1% +10.6%
  15:01 New Bank Lending 11700¥ *B 12000¥ *B 10200¥ *B
  20:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% 0.0% -0.3%
  20:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.7% +2.6% +2.4%
  20:30 CPI Core[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.2% -0.1%
  20:30 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.2% +2.3% +2.0%
  20:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% -0.2% -0.2%
  20:30 Retail Sales Ex-Auto[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.1% 0.0%
  22:00 Business Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.3% +0.3%
Sat 15 Apr          
Sun 16 Apr          
Mon 17 Apr *** Easter Monday      
  10:00 Real Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.7% +1.5% +1.3%
  10:00 Real Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.8% +6.8% +6.9%
  10:00 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.0% +6.3% +7.6%
  10:00 Industrial Production (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.3% +6.3% +6.8%
  10:00 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +10.9% +9.7% +10.9%
  10:00 Retail Sales (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +9.5% +9.6% +10.0%
  10:00 Investment in Fixed Assets (Excluding Rural Households) (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +8.9% +8.8% +9.2%
  12:00 Tokyo Condominium Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3%   +26.6%
  14:15 Bank of Japan Governor, Haruhiko Kuroda Speech      
  20:30 Empire Manufacturing +16.4 +15.0 +5.2
  22:00 NAHB Housing Market Index 71 70 68
Tue 18 Apr 4:00 Net Long-term TIC Flows $ +6.3B   $ +53.4B
  4:00 Net TIC Flows $ +110.4B   $ +19.3B
  5:00 FRB Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Speech      
  9:30 RBA Minutes      
  11:00 Non Resident Bond Holdings 62.6%   61.5%
  20:30 Housing Starts 1.288M 1.250M 1.215M
  20:30 Housing Starts[month-on-month(MoM)] +3.0% -3.0% -6.8%
  20:30 Building Permits 1.213M 1.250M 1.260M
  20:30 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] -6.2% +2.8% +3.6%
  20:30 International Securities Transactions C$ +6.20B   C$ +38.84B
  21:00 Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George, Speech      
  21:00 Existing Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +5.2%   +1.1%
  21:15 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.5% +0.5%
  21:15 Capacity Utilization Ratio 75.4% 76.1% 76.1%
Wed 19 Apr 8:30 Westpac Leading Index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.07%   +0.08%
  9:30 New Motor Vehicle Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -2.7%   +1.9%
  9:30 New Motor Vehicle Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -4.1%   -3.0%
  14:00 EU 27 New Car Registrations[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.2%   +11.2%
  16:00 Governor of Bank of Estonia Ardo Hansson, Speech      
  17:00 Trade Balance € -0.6B € +16.2B € +17.8B
  17:00 Trade Balance sa € +15.7B € +18.0B € +19.2B
  17:00 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.8% +0.8%
  17:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.5% +1.5% +1.5%
  17:00 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.7% +0.7% +0.7%
  19:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] +1.5%   -1.8%
  20:00 ECB Executive Board member BenoÎt Cœuré Speech      
  22:30 Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, Speech      
Thu 20 Apr 0:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President, Eric Rosengren Speech      
  2:00 Fed''s Beige Book      
  6:45 Consumer Prices[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] 0.4% +0.8% +1.0%
  6:45 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.3% +2.0% +2.2%
  7:50 Merchnds Trade Balance Total ¥ +813.4B ¥ +608.0B ¥ +614.7B
  9:30 NAB Business Confidence +5   +6
  13:30 Nationwide Department Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.7%   -0.9%
  13:30 Tokyo Dept. Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -3.1%   -0.2%
  15:00 Convenience Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.7%   +0.01%
  17:00 Construction Output[month-on-month(MoM)] -2.3%   +6.9%
  17:00 Construction Output[year-on-year(YoY)] -6.2%   +7.1%
  18:30 Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Speech      
  19:30 Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Speech      
  20:00 Federal Reserve Bank Board Member Jerome Powell, Speech      
  20:30 Philadelphia Fed. +32.8 +25.5 +22.0
  20:30 Initial Jobless Claims 234K 240K 244K
  20:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 2.028M 2.024M 1.979M
  22:00 Leading Indicators[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% +0.2% +0.4%
  22:00 Consumer Confidence -5.0 -4.8 -3.6
Fri 21 Apr 9:00 ANZ Consumer Confidence Index 125.2   121.7
  12:30 Indices of Tertiary Industry Activity[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.3% +0.2%
  15:00 M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.1%   +2.8%
  16:00 PMI Manufacturing 56.2 56.0 56.8
  16:00 PMI Services 52.8 55.9 56.2
  16:00 PMI Composite 53.0 56.4 56.7
  16:00 Euro-Zone Current Account nsa € +2.5B   € +27.9B
  16:00 Euro-Zone Trade Balance sa € +24.1B   € +37.9B
  16:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.4% -0.5% -1.8%
  16:30 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.7% +3.3% +1.7%
  16:30 Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.3% -0.5% -1.5%
  16:30 Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.1% +3.8% +2.6%
  16:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.1% +0.5% +0.5%
  16:30 Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.3% 3.2%
  20:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.4% +0.2%
  20:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +1.8% +1.6%
  21:30 Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, Speech      
  21:45 PMI Manufacturing 53.3 53.8 52.8
  21:45 PMI Services 56.0 53.2 52.5
  21:45 PMI Composite 56.4   52.7
  22:00 Existing Home Sales 5.48M 5.60M 5.71M
  22:00 Existing Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -3.7% +2.2% +4.4%
Sat 22 Apr          
Sun 23 Apr          
Mon 24 Apr 7:01 Rightmove House Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.3%   +1.1%
  7:01 Rightmove House Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3%   +2.2%
  13:00 Supermarket Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -3.3%   -1.8%
  13:00 Leading Index CI 104.4   104.8
  13:00 Coincident Index CI 115.5   115.3
  18:00 CBI Trends Total Orders +8 +6 +4
  20:30 Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index +0.34 +0.50 +0.08
  20:30 Wholesale Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +3.3% -1.0% -0.2%
  22:30 Dallas Fed Manf. Activity +16.9 +17.0 +16.8
Tue 25 Apr *** Anzac Day      
  7:50 Corp Service Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.8% +0.7% +0.8%
  16:30 Public Finances (PSNCR) £ +12.9B   £ +34.3B
  16:30 PSNB ex Interventions £ +1.8B £ +3.1B £ +5.1B
  16:30 Trade Balance HK$ -56.3B HK$ -55.5B HK$ -42.3B
  21:00 House Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.4% +0.8%
  21:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind 192.81   193.49
  21:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.86% +0.72% +0.69%
  21:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.73% +5.78% +5.85%
  22:00 New Home Sales 592K 584K 621K
  22:00 New Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +6.1% -1.4% +5.8%
  22:00 Consumer Confidence 125.6 122.5 120.3
  22:00 Richmond Fed Manufact. Index +22 +16 +20
Wed 26 Apr 9:00 DEWR Internet Skilled Vacancies[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1%   -0.6%
  9:30 Consumer Prices[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.5% +0.6% +0.5%
  9:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.5% +2.2% +2.1%
  11:00 Credit Card Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.3%   +7.1%
  12:30 All Industry Activity Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.6% +0.7%
  13:00 SME Business Sentiment Index 50.5 49.4 48.6
  14:00 Machine Tool Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +22.6%   +22.8%
  14:00 UBS Consumption Indicator 1.50   1.50
  16:00 ZEW Survey (Expectations) +29.6   +22.2
  19:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] -1.8%   +2.7%
  20:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +2.2% 0.0% -0.6%
  20:30 Retail Sales Ex-Auto[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.7% -0.3% -0.1%
Thu 27 Apr 9:30 Import price index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.2% -0.5% +1.2%
  9:30 Export price index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +12.4% +8.0% +9.4%
  9:30 Industry profits[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3%   +23.8%
  11:14 BOJ Statement on Monetary Policy      
  11:14 Outlook for Economic Activity and Prices (the Outlook Report)      
  11:14 Bank of Japan interest rate decision (Policy-Rate) -0.10 -0.10 -0.10
  11:14 Bank of Japan announcing 10 years bond target rate 0.00 0.00 0.00
  14:00 Trade Balance +31.1*B francs   +31.0*B francs
  14:30 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Press Conference      
  17:00 Economic Confidence 107.9 108.2 109.6
  17:00 Business Climate Indicator +0.82 +0.82 +1.09
  17:00 Industrial Confidence +1.2 +1.3 +2.6
  17:00 Services Confidence +12.7 +12.9 +14.2
  17:00 Consumer Confidence -3.6 -3.6 -3.6
  18:00 CBI Reported Sales +9 +6 +38
  19:45 ECB Interest Rate Decision 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  19:45 ECB Interest Rate Decision [Lower bound] 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
  19:45 ECB Interest Rate Decision [Upper bound] -0.40% -0.40% -0.40%
  20:30 Wholesale Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% +0.2% -0.1%
  20:30 Durable Goods Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.8% +1.3% +0.7%
  20:30 Durables Goods Orders Ex Transportation[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% +0.4% -0.2%
  20:30 Initial Jobless Claims 244K 245K 257K
  20:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.979M 2.007M 1.988M
  20:30 ECB President Mario Draghi Press Conference      
  22:00 Pending Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +5.5% -1.0% -0.8%
  22:00 Pending Home Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -2.4%   +0.5%
  23:00 Kansas City Fed Manf. Activity +20 +17 +7
Fri 28 Apr 6:45 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] +14.0%    
  6:45 Trade Balance NZ$ -0.018B NZ$ +0.370B  
  7:01 GfK Consumer Confidence Survey -6 -7  
  7:30 Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.9%  
  7:30 Job-To-Applicant Ratio 1.43 1.43  
  7:30 Household Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] -3.8% -0.5%  
  7:30 National Consumer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.3% +0.3%  
  7:30 Natl CPI Ex-Fresh Food[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.2% +0.2%  
  7:30 Natl CPI Ex Food, Energy[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.1% 0.0%  
  7:30 Tokyo CPI[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.4% -0.2%  
  7:30 Tokyo CPI Ex-Fresh Food[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.4% -0.2%  
  7:30 Tokyo CPI Ex Food, Energy[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.2% -0.2%  
  7:50 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +3.2% -0.8%  
  7:50 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.7% +3.9%  
  7:50 Retail Sales Value[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.1% +1.5%  
  7:50 Department Store and Supermarket Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -2.7% -1.0%  
  9:00 ANZ Business Conditions +11.3    
  9:30 Private Sector Credit[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.5%  
  9:30 Private Sector Credit[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.0% +5.1%  
  9:30 Producer Price Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.5%    
  9:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.7%    
  12:00 Vehicle Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +11.2%    
  13:00 Annualized Housing Starts 940K 955K  
  13:00 Housing Starts[year-on-year(YoY)] -2.6% -2.6%  
  13:00 Construction Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.7%    
  14:00 Nat''wide House prices[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.3% +0.1%  
  14:00 Nat''wide House prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.5% +3.3%  
  15:00 KOF Leading Indicator 107.6 107.5  
  16:00 M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.7% +4.7%  
  16:00 Swiss National President Thomas Jordan Speech      
  16:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.7% +0.4%  
  16:30 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.9% +2.2%  
  16:30 BBA Loans for House Purchase 42613 42000  
  16:30 Index of Services (3mth/3mth) +0.6% +0.5%  
  17:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.5% +1.8%  
  17:00 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.7% +1.0%  
  20:30 Employment Cost Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.5% +0.6%  
  20:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +2.1% +1.0%  
  20:30 Personal Consumption[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +3.5% +0.9%  
  20:30 GDP Price Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +2.1% +2.0%  
  20:30 PCE Core[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.3% +2.0%  
  20:30 Industrial Product Price[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.3%  
  20:30 Raw Materials Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.2% -0.5%  
  20:30 Gross Domestic Product[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% +0.1%  
  21:45 Chicago Purchasing Manager 57.7 56.3  
  22:00 U. of Michigan Confidence 98.0 98.0  
  *** M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +12.8%    
Sat 29 Apr *** Showa Day      
  2:30 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick T. Harker Speech      
Sun 30 Apr 9:00 PMI Manufacturing 51.8 51.7  
  9:00 PMI Services 55.1    
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