A packet of eco­nomic in­for­ma­tion for the in­vestor

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION&ANALYSIS -

THIS com­ing week in­vestor’s at­ten­tion will be on the re­lease of the eco­nomic growth rates for the fourth quar­ter of 2016 for the US and the UK.

Var­i­ous coun­tries will also an­nounce their lat­est Markit Man­u­fac­tur­ing Pur­chasers Man­agers Indices (PMI), con­sumer con­fi­dence indices and in­fla­tion rates.

Do­mes­ti­cally the Mon­e­tary Pol­icy Com­mit­tee (MPC) of the Re­serve Bank will hold its first MPC meet­ing to­day and to­mor­row.

Do­mes­tic

To­mor­row: The MPC will an­nounce its in­ter­est rate de­ci­sion.

Thurs­day: Sta­tis­tics SA will re­lease the pro­ducer price in­fla­tion rate and data for De­cem­ber 2016.

Global

To­day: Ja­pan: Lead­ing eco­nomic in­dex – Novem­ber; EU: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – Jan­uary.

To­mor­row: Ja­pan: Nikkei man­u­fac­tur­ing PMI – Jan­uary; France; Germany; EU and the USA: Man­u­fac­tur­ing PMI – Jan­uary.

Wed­nes­day: Aus­tralia: In­fla­tion rate – Q4; Germany: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – Jan­uary; UK: Busi­ness op­ti­mism in­dex – Q1.

Thurs­day: Germany: Re­tail sales – De­cem­ber; UK: Eco­nomic growth rate – Q4 and 2016; USA Com­pos­ite PMI – Jan­uary; US: Nat­u­ral gas stocks – 20 Jan­uary.

Fri­day: Ja­pan: In­fla­tion – De­cem­ber; UK: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – Jan­uary.

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