Week & Year Ahead

Next week, the most important data for the US include FOMC minutes, non-farm payrolls, unemployment rate, wage growth, trade balance, ISM PMIs, factory orders, construction spending and ADP employment change. Investors will also be looking for updated worldwide manufacturing and services PMIs; the UK monetary indicators; the Eurozone inflation; Germany retail trade and unemployment; and Australia foreign trade.

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In the US, traders will be waiting for the FOMC minutes release for further clues on the timing of the next Fed rate hike. In addition, important data to be published include: nonfarm payrolls; unemployment rate; wage growth; trade balance; ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs; factory orders; construction spending; ADP employment change; total vehicle sales; Challenger job cuts; ISM New York Index; and final Markit PMIs.
The UK will publish monetary indicators, Markit PMIs and Nationwide house prices. Elsewhere in Europe, markets will focus on final PMI readings for the Euro Area, Germany and France and the first release for Spain and Italy. The Eurostat will also publish the preliminary reading of inflation for the Eurozone, and Germany will release unemployment and retail trade.
China will release figures for manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs from both the statistical office and Caixin.

China NBS Manufacturing PMI


China Non Manufacturing PMI


Japan investors will be waiting for Nikkei manufacturing and services PMIs.

Japan Manufacturing PMI 


Japan Services PMI

In Australia, key data to watch for will be foreign trade and AIG manufacturing and services indices.

Australia Manufacturing PMI 


Australia Performance Services Index


Australia Balance of Trade


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