A packet of economic information for the investor
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.
Tomorrow: The MPC will announce its interest rate decision.
Thursday: Statistics SA will release the producer price inflation rate and data for December 2016.
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.