The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

THIS COM­ING week in­vestor’s at­ten­tion will be the re­lease of the con­sumer con­fi­dence indices, retail num­bers and in­fla­tion rates for var­i­ous de­vel­oped economies. The US and the UK will also pub­lish their fi­nal GDP eco­nomic growth rates for Q1 2017. Do­mes­ti­cally the Re­serve Bank will re­lease the money sup­ply and credit fig­ures. Stat­sSA will pub­lish the lat­est pro­ducer’s price in­fla­tion rate and bal­ance of trade data.

Do­mes­ti­cally Thurs­day: Stat­sSA will pub­lish

the pro­ducer price in­fla­tion rate (PPI) for May 2017.

Fri­day: The Re­serve Bank will re­lease the lat­est credit ex­ten­sion data by the banks to the pub­lic, as well as the M3-Money sup­ply num­bers. Absa will an­nounce its Man­u­fac­tur­ing PMI for June and the Depart­ment of Cus­toms and Trade will pub­lish the Bal­ance of Trade fig­ures for May 2017.


To­day: Ja­pan: Lead­ing eco­nomic in­dex – April. Ger­many: Busi­ness cli­mate in­dex – June.

Tues­day: UK: BoE Fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity re­port; US: Home price in­dex – April; US: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – June.

Wed­nes­day: Ger­many: Im­port and ex­port prices – May; EU: M3 money sup­ply – May; France: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – May; US: Crude oil stock – 23 June; Canada: Bud­get bal­ance – April.

Thurs­day: Ja­pan: Retail sales – May; Ger­many: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – July; UK: Na­tion­wide hous­ing prices – June; UK: BoE Con­sumer credit – May; EU: Busi­ness and con­sumer con­fi­dence indices – June; Ger­many: In­fla­tion rate – June; US: GDP eco­nomic growth rate: Q1; US: Ini­tial and con­tin­u­ing job­less claims – June/24; US: Cor­po­rate prof­its – Q1; US: Nat­u­ral gas stocks – June/23.

Fri­day: UK: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – June; Ja­pan: In­fla­tion rate – May; Ja­pan: Un­em­ploy­ment rate – May; Ja­pan: In­dus­trial pro­duc­tion – May; China: Man­u­fac­tur­ing PMI – June; Ger­many: Retail sales – May; France: In­fla­tion rate – June; Ger­many: Un­em­ploy­ment rate – June; UK: GDP growth rate Q1; US: Per­sonal in­come and spend­ing – May.

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