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Economic news: Possible market movers for the week ahead

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  • First look at Eurozone CPI
  • US Durable Goods update
  • Plus latest Manufacturing PMIs

Monday 27 February

We begin the week with Australian Company Operating Profits, and Eurozone M3 Money Supply and Private Loans. Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Ben Broadbent is the first of several BoE speakers this week, and is due to deliver a speech at 09:00 GMT.

From the US we have Durable Goods and Pending Home Sales.

Earnings updates are expected from Li Auto, Lordstown Motors, Canoo, Luminar Tech, Novavax, Urban Outfitters, Target NYSE:TGT, Plug Power, BGC Partners and Occidental Petroleum.


Tuesday 28 February

Overnight we have New Zealand’s ANZ Business Confidence, while from Australia we have the Current Account, Private Sector Credit and Retail Sales.

From Japan there’s Housing Starts, the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) Core CPI plus a speech from BOJ Governor Designate Kazuo Ueda.

Later, we have German Import Prices, the Preliminary CPI, Consumer Spending and GDP from France, Switzerland’s GDP and the KOF Economic Barometer, followed by Spanish Flash CPI. There are speeches from BoE MPC members Huw Pill and Catherine Mann.

We also have an update on GDP from Canada, while from the US we have the Goods Trade Balance, Wholesale Inventories, the S&P/Case Shiller House Price Index, Chicago PMI, CB Consumer Confidence index and Richmond Manufacturing Index.

Today’s earnings include AMC Entertainment NYSE:AMC, Agilent Tech, ADT, Rivian Auto, Advance Auto Parts, Autozone, JM Smucker, Target, Virgin Galactic NYSE:SPCE, Nextdoor, HP and Ross Stores.

Wednesday 01 March

Overnight we have the British Retail Consortium’s Shop Price Index, Japan’s Manufacturing PMI and the latest GDP and CPI updates from Australia. This version of Australian CPI has only been running since the last quarter of 2022, so it’s hardly surprising that last month it hit an all-time high of 8.4% year-on-year. But it will be interesting to see if it moderates slightly this time round, or continues to push higher. Certainly, there’s little evidence that the Reserve Bank of Australia is preparing to end its current programme of rate increases.

From China we have Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMIs and the Caixin Manufacturing PMI for good measure.

Later, there’s Swiss Retail Sales and then we have Manufacturing PMIs from Switzerland, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the Eurozone, Canada, the UK and US.

From the UK we also have M4 Money Supply, Net Lending to Individuals, Mortgage Approvals and a speech from BoE governor Andrew Bailey.

From the US we have Construction Spending, weekly Crude Oil Inventories and Total Vehicle Sales.

Key earnings reports come from American Eagle, Smith & Wesson, Jack in the Box, Tupperware, Kohls, Wendy’s, Lowe’s, Weibo, Dollar Tree, NIO NYSE:NIO and Salesforce NYSE:CRM.

Thursday 02 March

First off, we have Australian Building Approvals and Japanese Consumer Confidence. Then there’s the French Government Budget Balance, Italian Unemployment, Italian CPI, Spanish Unemployment, Eurozone CPI, Italian CPI, Eurozone Unemployment and the Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts from the European Central Bank. From the US we have weekly Unemployment Claims, Nonfarm Productivity, and Unit Labour Costs.

As for corporate earnings we have results from Best Buy, Broadcom, Hormel Foods, Six Flags, Dell Technologies NYSE:DELL, Macy’s and Nordstrom.

Friday 03 March

We start the day with China’s Caixin Services PMI. Then there’s the German Trade Balance, French Industrial Production, and Eurozone Producer Price Index. We have Services PMIs from Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the Eurozone. From Canada we have Building Permits and Labour Productivity, and from the US we have the ISM Services PMI and the Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Report.

the UK’s Nationwide House Price Index, German Retail Sales, French Consumer Spending, the Italian Consumer Price Index (CPI),

*Earnings calendar is subject to change

David Morrison is an Analyst with Trade Nation. Trade Nation was set up with the specific remit to help customers realise their trading goals by changing the way they engage with the financial markets. As well as providing full transparency and making sure all customers get a fair deal, Trade Nation is fully regulated. This means customers can be confident they’re getting the trading experience they deserve. 

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