Economic Calendar

December 2018

Date Time Event Previous Forecast Actual
Sat 1 Dec          
Sun 2 Dec          
Mon 3 Dec 5:30 AiG Performance of Mfg Index 58.3   51.3
  7:50 Capital Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] +12.8% +8.5% +4.5%
  7:50 Capital Spending excl Sftwre[year-on-year(YoY)] +14.0% +10.7% +2.5%
  8:30 ANZ Job Advertisements[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3%   -0.3%
  8:30 Company Operating Profit[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +2.4% +2.8% +1.9%
  8:30 Building Approvals[month-on-month(MoM)] +5.5% -1.5% -1.5%
  8:30 Building Approvals[year-on-year(YoY)] -12.8% -14.0% -13.4%
  9:45 Caixin Media Manufacturing PMI 50.1 50.1 50.2
  13:00 Vehicle Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.0%   +8.3%
  16:15 Retail Sales (Real)[year-on-year(YoY)] -2.5% -0.6% +0.8%
  16:30 PMI Manufacturing 57.4 56.4 57.7
  17:00 PMI Manufacturing 51.5 51.5 51.8
  17:30 PMI Manufacturing 51.1 51.7 53.1
  22:45 PMI Manufacturing 55.4 55.4 55.3
  23:00 ISM Manufacturing 57.7 57.5 59.3
  23:00 ISM Prices Paid 71.6 70.0 60.7
  23:00 Construction Output[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.4% -0.1%
Tue 4 Dec 1:30 Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee Member and Chief Economist Andy Haldane, Speech      
  2:00 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert Steven Kaplan, Speech      
  7:50 Monetary Base[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.9%   +6.1%
  8:01 BRC Sales Like-For-Like[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.1% +0.3% -0.5%
  8:30 Current Account Balance A$ -12.1B A$ -10.2B A$ -10.7B
  11:30 RBA Interest Rate Decision 1.50% 1.50% 1.50%
  16:15 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -0.1% -0.3%
  16:15 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.1% +1.0% +0.9%
  16:15 CPI - EU Harmonised[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -0.1% -0.4%
  16:15 CPI - EU Harmonised[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.1% +1.1% +1.0%
  17:15 Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Confirmation Hearing      
  17:30 PMI Construction 53.2 52.5 53.4
  18:00 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% +0.5% +0.8%
  18:00 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.6% +4.5% +4.9%
  21:30 Labor Productivity[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.7% +0.2% +0.3%
  23:00 IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism 56.4 57.3 52.6
Wed 5 Dec *** People's day of mourning      
  0:00 QV House Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.8%   +3.5%
  2:00 Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee Member Gertjan Vlieghe, Speech      
  5:30 AiG Performance of Service Index 51.1   55.1
  8:00 ANZ Commodity Price[month-on-month(MoM)] -2.4%   -0.6%
  8:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.9% +0.6% +0.3%
  8:30 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.1% +3.3% +2.8%
  8:30 Purchasing Managers Index 48.6   47.1
  9:45 Caixin Media non-Manufacturing PMI 50.8 50.7 53.8
  17:00 PMI Services 53.1 53.1 53.4
  17:00 PMI Composite 52.4 52.4 52.7
  17:30 PMI Services 52.2 52.5 50.4
  18:00 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.5% +0.2% +0.3%
  18:00 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.3% +2.0% +1.7%
  20:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] +5.5%   +2.0%
  23:00 Bank of Canada Rate Decision 1.75% 1.75% 1.75%
  23:15 Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell Press Conference      
Thu 6 Dec 3:00 Fed''s Beige Book      
  8:30 Trade Balance A$ +2.940B A$ +3.000B A$ +2.316B
  8:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.3% +0.3%
  15:30 Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Speech      
  17:05 Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Guy Debelle Speech      
  20:30 Challenger Job Cuts[year-on-year(YoY)] +153.6%   +51.5%
  21:15 ADP Employment Change +225K +195K +179K
  21:30 Nonfarm Productivity[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +2.2% +2.3% +2.3%
  21:30 Unit Labor Costs[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +1.2% +1.0% +0.9%
  21:30 Trade Balance $ -54.6B $ -55.0B $ -55.5B
  21:30 Initial Jobless Claims 235K 225K 231K
  21:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.705M 1.690M 1.631M
  21:30 International Merchandise Trade C$ -0.89B C$ -0.73B C$ -1.17B
  22:45 PMI Services 54.4 54.4 54.7
  22:45 PMI Composite 54.4   54.7
  23:00 ISM Non-Manf. Composite 60.3 59.0 60.7
  23:00 Factory Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -2.0% -2.1%
  23:00 Durable Goods Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] -4.4% -2.4% -4.3%
  23:00 Durables Goods Orders Ex Transportation[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.1% +0.2%
  23:00 Ivey Purchasing Managers Index 61.8   57.2
Fri 7 Dec 0:00 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report[week-over-week] +3577kbbl -1604kbbl -7323kbbl
  1:15 Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic Speech      
  5:30 AiG Perf of Construction Index 46.4   44.5
  7:30 Household Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.6% +1.0% -0.3%
  8:00 Labor Cash Earnings[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.8% +1.0% +1.5%
  13:00 Climate Leading Index Base Year Change 99.6   100.5
  13:00 Coincident Index CI Base Year Change 101.6   104.5
  16:30 Halifax House Price[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.7% +0.2% -1.4%
  16:30 Halifax House Price[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.5% +1.0% +0.3%
  18:00 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.2% +0.2% +0.2%
  18:00 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.7% +1.7% +1.6%
  18:00 Employed labor force[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.2%   +0.2%
  18:00 Employed labor force[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.3%   +1.3%
  21:30 Nonfarm Payrolls +237K +198K +155K
  21:30 Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.7% 3.7%
  21:30 Manufacturing Payrolls +26K +18K +27K
  21:30 Average Hourly Earnings[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.3% +0.2%
  21:30 Average Hourly Earnings[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.1% +3.1% +3.1%
  21:30 Net Change in Employment +11.2K +10.0K +94.1K
  21:30 Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.8% 5.6%
  21:30 Participation Rate 65.2% 65.2% 65.4%
  23:00 U. of Michigan Confidence 97.5 97.0 97.5
  23:00 Wholesale Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.7% +0.7% +0.8%
  23:00 Wholesale Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1%   -0.2%
  23:30 EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report[week-over-week] -59bcf -62bcf -63bcf
Sat 8 Dec 1:00 Federal Reserve Bank Board Member Lael Brainard, Speech      
  4:00 Net Consumer Credit $ +11.570B $ +15.000B $ +25.384B
  11:06 Trade Balance +2336.3¥ *B +2265.0¥ *B +3060.4¥ *B
  11:06 Trade Balance $ +34.02B $ +34.40B $ +44.74B
Sun 9 Dec 9:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.5% +2.4% +2.2%
  9:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +2.7% +2.7%
Mon 10 Dec 5:45 Manufacturing Activity[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.8%   +2.0%
  7:50 Real Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] -0.3% -0.5% -0.6%
  7:50 Real Gross Domestic Product[quarter on quarter annualized rate] -1.2% -2.0% -2.5%
  7:50 Nominal GDP[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] -0.3% -0.5% -0.7%
  7:50 GDP Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.3% -0.3% -0.3%
  7:50 Balance of Payments - Current A/C ¥ +1821.6B ¥ +1262.7B ¥ +1309.9B
  7:50 Trade Balance - BOP Basis ¥ +323.3B ¥ -265.4B ¥ -321.7B
  8:30 Home Loans[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.0% -0.4% +2.2%
  8:30 Investment Lending[month-on-month(MoM)] -2.6%   +0.6%
  12:30 Bankruptcies[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.40%   +6.05%
  13:00 Economy Watchers Survey: Current 49.5 49.5 51.0
  13:00 Economy Watchers Survey: Outlook 50.6 50.8 52.2
  14:45 Unemployment Rate 2.4% 2.5% 2.5%
  14:45 Unemployment Rate s.a. 2.5% 2.5% 2.4%
  17:30 Sentix Investor Confidence +8.8 +8.3 -0.3
  17:30 Index of Services (3mth/3mth) +0.4% +0.3% +0.3%
  17:30 Trade Balance £ -10.681B £ -10.500B £ -11.873B
  17:30 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% +0.1% -0.6%
  17:30 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] 0.0% -0.1% -0.8%
  17:30 Manufacturing Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% 0.0% -0.9%
  17:30 Manufacturing Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.5% 0.0% -1.0%
  21:15 Housing Starts 206K 198K 215K
  21:30 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% -0.3% -0.2%
  23:00 JOLTs Job Openings 6960K 7100K 7079K
Tue 11 Dec 7:50 Japan Money Stock M2[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.7% +2.6% +2.3%
  7:50 Japan Money Stock M3[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3% +2.3% +2.1%
  7:50 BSI Large All Industry[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +3.8   +4.3
  7:50 BSI Large Manufacturing[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +6.5   +5.5
  8:30 NAB Business Conditions +13   +11
  8:30 NAB Business Confidence +5   +3
  8:30 House Price Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] -0.7% -1.6% -1.5%
  8:30 House Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.6% -2.0% -1.9%
  14:00 Machine Tool Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.7%   -16.8%
  16:30 Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Speech      
  17:01 Money Supply M2[year-on-year(YoY)] +8.0% +8.0% +8.0%
  17:01 New Bank Lending 6970¥ *B 11500¥ *B 12500¥ *B
  17:30 Jobless Claims Change +23.2K   +21.9K
  17:30 Unemployment Rate 2.7%   2.8%
  17:30 ILO Unemployment Rate (3mths) 4.1% 4.1% 4.1%
  18:00 ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment) -22.0   -21.0
  19:00 NFIB Small Business Optimism 107.4 107.0 104.8
  21:30 Producer Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% 0.0% +0.1%
  21:30 Producer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.9% +2.5% +2.5%
  21:30 PPI Output Core[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% +0.1% +0.3%
  21:30 PPI Output Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.6% +2.5% +2.7%
Wed 12 Dec 3:15 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr, Speech      
  7:30 Westpac Consumer Confidence Index 104.3   104.4
  7:50 Domestic CGPI[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4% -0.1% -0.3%
  7:50 Domestic CGPI[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.0% +2.4% +2.3%
  7:50 Machinery Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] -18.3% +9.7% +7.6%
  7:50 Machinery Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] -7.0% +5.0% +4.5%
  12:30 Indices of Tertiary Industry Activity[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.2% +0.8% +1.9%
  18:00 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.6% +0.1% +0.2%
  18:00 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.8% +0.7% +1.2%
  20:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] +2.0%   +1.6%
  21:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% 0.0% 0.0%
  21:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.5% +2.2% +2.2%
  21:30 CPI Core[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.2% +0.2%
  21:30 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.1% +2.2% +2.2%
  21:30 Bank of Finland Deputy Governor Hakkarainen Speech      
  21:30 House Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.4%   -0.3%
  21:30 House Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.8%   +3.1%
  21:30 Capacity Utilization Ratio 84.1% 86.0% 82.6%
  23:30 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report[week-over-week] -7323kbbl -3167kbbl -1208kbbl
Thu 13 Dec 5:45 Food Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.6%   -0.6%
  8:00 Consumer Inflation Expectation +3.6%   +4.0%
  8:01 RICS House Prices -10% -10% -11%
  16:15 Producer & Import Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.1% -0.3%
  16:15 Producer & Import Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3% +1.7% +1.4%
  16:30 Swiss National Bank Rate Decision -0.75% -0.75% -0.75%
  17:00 Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan Speech      
  20:45 ECB Interest Rate Decision 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  20:45 ECB Interest Rate Decision [Lower bound] -0.40% -0.40% -0.40%
  20:45 ECB Interest Rate Decision [Upper bound] 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
  21:30 Import price index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% -1.0% -1.6%
  21:30 Import price index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +1.3% +0.7%
  21:30 Initial Jobless Claims 233K 226K 206K
  21:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.636M 1.649M 1.661M
  21:30 ECB President Mario Draghi Press Conference      
  21:30 New Housing Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
  21:30 New Housing Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.2% +0.1% +0.1%
  23:30 EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report[week-over-week] -63bcf -82bcf -77bcf
Fri 14 Dec 3:00 Budget Statement $ -100.5B $ -199.0B $ -204.9B
  4:00 REINZ House Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +15.5%   +2.6%
  5:30 Business NZ PMI 53.7   53.5
  7:50 Tankan Large Manufacturers Index +19 +18 +19
  7:50 Tankan Large Manufacturing Outlook +19 +17 +15
  7:50 Tankan Non-Manufacturing +22 +21 +24
  7:50 Tankan Non-Manufacturing Outlook +22 +20 +20
  7:50 Tankan Large All Industry Capital Expenditure[year-on-year(YoY)] +13.4% +12.8% +14.3%
  10:00 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +8.6% +8.8% +8.1%
  10:00 Retail Sales (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +9.2% +9.1% +9.1%
  10:00 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.9% +5.9% +5.4%
  10:00 Industrial Production (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.4% +6.4% +6.3%
  10:00 Investment in Fixed Assets (Excluding Rural Households) (YTD)[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.7% +5.8% +5.9%
  12:30 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +2.9%   +2.9%
  12:30 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.2%   +4.2%
  12:30 Capacity Utilization Ratio[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.5%   +4.0%
  15:00 EU 27 New Car Registrations[year-on-year(YoY)] -7.3%   -8.0%
  16:15 Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, Speech      
  16:30 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.6%   +1.2%
  16:30 Producer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.7%   +0.1%
  17:00 Austria National Bank Governor Ewald Nowotny Speech      
  17:00 PMI Manufacturing 51.8 51.8 51.4
  17:00 PMI Services 53.4 53.4 51.4
  17:00 PMI Composite 52.7 52.8 51.3
  17:30 ECB Executive Board Member Lautenschlaeger Speech      
  18:00 Labour Costs[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.3%   +2.5%
  21:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.1% +0.1% +0.2%
  21:30 Retail Sales Ex-Auto[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.0% +0.2% +0.2%
  21:30 ECB Member of the Supervisory Board Ignazio Angeloni Speech      
  22:15 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.2% +0.3% +0.6%
  22:15 Capacity Utilization Ratio 78.1% 78.6% 78.5%
  22:45 PMI Manufacturing 55.3 55.0 53.9
  22:45 PMI Services 54.7 54.6 53.4
  22:45 PMI Composite 54.7   53.6
  23:00 Business Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% +0.6% +0.6%
Sat 15 Dec          
Sun 16 Dec          
Mon 17 Dec 8:01 Rightmove House Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.7%   -1.5%
  8:01 Rightmove House Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.2%   +0.7%
  12:00 Tokyo Condominium Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.8%    
  18:00 Trade Balance € +13.1B    
  18:00 Trade Balance sa € +13.4B € +14.0B  
  18:00 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% -0.2%  
  18:00 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +2.0%  
  18:00 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.0% +1.0%  
  21:30 Empire Manufacturing +23.3 +20.0  
  21:30 International Securities Transactions C$ +7.70B    
  22:00 Existing Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -1.6%    
  23:00 NAHB Housing Market Index 60 61  
Tue 18 Dec 5:00 Net TIC Flows $ -29.1B    
  5:00 Net Long-term TIC Flows $ +30.8B    
  8:00 ANZ Business Conditions -37.1    
  8:30 Meeting Minutes of Reserve Bank of Australia (Dec 4th)      
  10:00 Non Resident Bond Holdings 57.1%    
  16:30 Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.8%  
  21:30 Housing Starts 1.228M 1.230M  
  21:30 Housing Starts[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.5% +0.2%  
  21:30 Building Permits 1.265M 1.260M  
  21:30 Building Permits[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.4% -0.4%  
  21:30 Manufacturing Shipments[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.5%  
Wed 19 Dec 4:00 Westpac Consumer Confidence Index 103.5    
  5:45 Current Account Balance NZ$ -1.619B NZ$ -5.935B  
  5:45 Current Account [Percentage of GDP] -3.3% -3.6%  
  7:30 Westpac-MI Leading Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.08%    
  7:50 Merchnds Trade Balance Total ¥ -450.1B ¥ -630.0B  
  8:00 DEWR Internet Skilled Vacancies[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.5%    
  17:00 Governor of Bank of Estonia Ardo Hansson, Speech      
  17:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.2%  
  17:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.4% +2.3%  
  17:30 CPI Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.9% +1.8%  
  17:30 Retail Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.1%  
  17:30 Retail Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +3.2%  
  17:30 RPI (MoM)[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.2% +3.1%  
  17:30 PPI Input[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.8% -2.8%  
  17:30 PPI Input[year-on-year(YoY)] +10.0% +4.9%  
  17:30 PPI Output[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% -0.1%  
  17:30 PPI Output[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.3% +3.0%  
  17:30 PPI Output Core[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% +0.1%  
  17:30 PPI Output Core[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.4% +2.3%  
  17:30 ONS House Price[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.5% +3.3%  
  18:00 Construction Output[month-on-month(MoM)] +2.0%    
  18:00 Construction Output[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.6%    
  19:00 CBI Trends Total Orders +10 +6  
  20:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week] +1.6%    
  21:30 Current Account Balance $ -101.5B $ -124.8B  
  21:30 Consumer Prices[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.3% -0.4%  
  21:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.4% +1.8%  
  23:00 Existing Home Sales 5.22M 5.20M  
  23:00 Existing Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +1.4% -0.4%  
  23:30 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report[week-over-week] -1208kbbl    
Thu 20 Dec 3:00 FOMC Rate Decision(Upper Bound) 2.25% 2.50%  
  3:00 FOMC Rate Decision(Lower Bound) 2.00% 2.25%  
  5:45 Trade Balance NZ$ -1.295B NZ$ -0.88B  
  5:45 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.0% +0.6%  
  5:45 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.8% +2.8%  
  8:30 Employed labor force +32.8K +20.0K  
  8:30 Unemployment Rate 5.0% 5.0%  
  8:30 Participation Rate 65.6% 65.6%  
  10:00 Credit Card Spending[year-on-year(YoY)] +6.3%    
  12:30 All Industry Activity Index[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.9% +2.0%  
  14:00 Machine Tool Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] -16.8%    
  14:30 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Press Conference      
  15:00 Convenience Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.5%    
  15:00 Trade Balance +37.5*B francs    
  16:30 Consumer Prices[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.7% +2.5%  
  17:00 Euro-Zone Trade Balance sa € +16.9B    
  17:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.5% +0.3%  
  17:30 Retail Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.2% +2.0%  
  17:30 Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.4% +0.2%  
  17:30 Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.7% +2.3%  
  19:00 CBI Reported Sales +19 +15  
  20:00 BOE Announces Rates 0.75% 0.75%  
  20:00 BOE Minutes      
  21:30 Philadelphia Fed. +12.9 +15.5  
  21:30 Initial Jobless Claims 206K 219K  
  21:30 Continuing Jobless Claims 1.661M 1.665M  
  21:30 Wholesale Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.5% +0.4%  
  *** BOJ Statement on Monetary Policy      
  *** Bank of Japan interest rate decision (Policy-Rate) -0.10%    
  *** Bank of Japan announcing 10 years bond target rate 0.00%    
  23:00 Leading Indicators[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.1%  
  23:30 EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report[week-over-week] -77bcf    
Fri 21 Dec 5:00 ANZ Consumer Confidence Index 118.6    
  7:30 National Consumer Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.4% +0.8%  
  7:30 Natl CPI Ex-Fresh Food[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.0% +1.0%  
  7:30 Natl CPI Ex Food, Energy[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.4% +0.4%  
  8:01 GfK Consumer Confidence Survey -13 -14  
  13:00 Supermarket Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.7%    
  13:30 Nationwide Department Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.6%    
  13:30 Tokyo Dept. Store Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.6%    
  16:00 M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.5%    
  16:30 Current Account Balance HK$ +15.59B    
  17:30 Public Finances (PSNCR) £ -3.3B    
  17:30 PSNB ex Interventions £ +8.8B £ +7.7B  
  17:30 Current Account Balance £ -20.3B £ -22.2B  
  17:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +0.6% +0.6%  
  17:30 Gross Domestic Product[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.5% +1.5%  
  17:30 Total Business Investment[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] -1.2% -1.2%  
  17:30 Total Business Investment[year-on-year(YoY)] -1.9% -1.9%  
  21:30 Durable Goods Orders[month-on-month(MoM)] -4.3% +1.7%  
  21:30 Durables Goods Orders Ex Transportation[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.3%  
  21:30 Gross Domestic Product[quarter on quarter annualized rate] +3.5% +3.5%  
  21:30 Personal Consumption[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +3.6% +3.6%  
  21:30 GDP Price Index[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.7% +1.7%  
  21:30 PCE Core[quarter-on-quarter (QoQ)] +1.5% +1.5%  
  21:30 Gross Domestic Product[month-on-month(MoM)] -0.1% +0.2%  
  21:30 Retail Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2% +0.5%  
  21:30 Retail Sales Ex-Auto[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.2%  
  23:00 Personal Income[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.5% +0.3%  
  23:00 Personal Spending[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.6% +0.3%  
  23:00 PCE Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] +2.0% +1.8%  
  23:00 PCE Core Deflator[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.1% +0.2%  
  23:00 PCE Core Deflator[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.8% +1.9%  
  23:00 U. of Michigan Confidence 97.5 97.5  
  23:00 Consumer Confidence -3.9 -4.3  
  23:00 Business Outlook Future Sales +15.00    
Sat 22 Dec 0:00 Kansas City Fed Manf. Activity +15 +15  
Sun 23 Dec          
Mon 24 Dec *** The Emperor''s Birthday      
  21:30 Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index +0.24    
Tue 25 Dec *** Christmas Day      
  7:50 Corp Service Price Index[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.3%    
  7:50 Bank of Japan Releases Minutes from Oct 30-31 Monetary Policy Meeting      
  13:00 Leading Index CI 100.5    
  13:00 Coincident Index CI 104.5    
Wed 26 Dec *** Boxing Day      
  *** Christmas Holiday      
  17:00 ZEW - Credit Suisse Switzerland Expectation of Economic Growth -42.3    
  20:00 MBA Mortgage Applications[week-over-week]      
  22:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind 213.76    
  22:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.33%    
  22:00 S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Ind[year-on-year(YoY)] +5.15%    
  23:00 Richmond Fed Manufact. Index      
Thu 27 Dec 9:30 Industry profits[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.6%    
  13:00 Annualized Housing Starts 950K    
  13:00 Housing Starts[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.3%    
  13:00 Construction Orders[year-on-year(YoY)] -16.5%    
  16:30 Trade Balance HK$ 44.5B    
  17:00 ECB Bulletin      
  21:30 Initial Jobless Claims      
  21:30 Continuing Jobless Claims      
  22:00 House Price Index[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.2%    
  23:00 New Home Sales 544K    
  23:00 New Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -8.9%    
  23:00 Consumer Confidence 135.7    
Fri 28 Dec 7:30 Unemployment Rate 2.4%    
  7:30 Job-To-Applicant Ratio 1.62    
  7:30 Tokyo CPI[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.8%    
  7:30 Tokyo CPI Ex-Fresh Food[year-on-year(YoY)] +1.0%    
  7:30 Tokyo CPI Ex Food, Energy[year-on-year(YoY)] +0.6%    
  7:50 Industrial Production[month-on-month(MoM)] +2.9%    
  7:50 Industrial Production[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.2%    
  7:50 Retail Sales Value[year-on-year(YoY)] +3.5%    
  7:50 Department Store and Supermarket Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -0.8%    
  7:50 Bank of Japan Releases Minutes from Dec19-20 Monetary Policy Meeting      
  12:00 Vehicle Production[year-on-year(YoY)] -5.3%    
  16:00 KOF Leading Indicator 99.1    
  17:30 BBA Loans for House Purchase 39697    
  21:30 Wholesale Inventories[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.8%    
  22:45 Chicago Purchasing Manager 66.4    
  23:00 Pending Home Sales[month-on-month(MoM)] -2.6%    
  23:00 Pending Home Sales[year-on-year(YoY)] -4.6%    
  23:30 EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report[week-over-week]      
Sat 29 Dec 0:00 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report[week-over-week]      
Sun 30 Dec          
Mon 31 Dec 8:30 Private Sector Credit[month-on-month(MoM)] +0.4%    
  8:30 Private Sector Credit[year-on-year(YoY)] +4.6%    
  9:00 PMI Manufacturing 50.0    
  9:00 PMI Services 53.4    
  *** M3 Money Supply[year-on-year(YoY)] -2.1%    
  23:30 Dallas Fed Manf. Activity +17.6