De­vel­oped mar­ket economies’ in­fla­tion rates to come

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

THIS com­ing week in­vestors’ at­ten­tion will be on the re­lease of var­i­ous de­vel­oped mar­ket economies in­fla­tion rates and re­tail sales data. The gross do­mes­tic prod­uct eco­nomic growth rate for China will be pub­lished on Fri­day.

Hous­ing sales, man­u­fac­tur­ing and in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion data for var­i­ous coun­tries will also be re­leased.

On Thurs­day the Euro­pean Cen­tral Bank will an­nounce its lat­est in­ter­est rate de­ci­sion.

Do­mes­tic

Tues­day: Stats SA will pub­lish South Africa’s gold min­ing pro­duc­tion and min­ing pro­duc­tion data for Novem­ber.

Wednes­day: Stats SAwill re­lease the in­fla­tion rate for De­cem­ber and the re­tail sales data for Novem­ber.

Thurs­day: The Bureau for Eco­nomic Re­search will an­nounce the FNB/BER Con­sumer Con­fi­dence in­dex for the fourth quar­ter 2016.

Glob­ally

Mon­day: The EU and Rus­sia: Bal­ance of Trade – Novem­ber.

Tues­day: Ger­many: In­fla­tion rate – De­cem­ber; UK: In­fla­tion rate – De­cem­ber; EU and Ger­many: Eco­nomic sen­ti­ment in­dex – Jan­uary.

Wednes­day: UK: Un­em­ploy­ment rate – Novem­ber; EU: In­fla­tion rate – De­cem­ber; US: In­fla­tion rate – De­cem­ber.

Thurs­day: EU: ECB in­ter­est rate de­ci­sion.

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