ECO­NOMIC DI­ARY JULY 24-28

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS - Do­mes­ti­cally Glob­ally

THIS com­ing week in­vestors’ at­ten­tion will be on the re­lease of the GDP growth data of Q2 for the US, France and the UK.

The Fed­eral Re­serve of the US will an­nounce its lat­est in­ter­est rate de­ci­sion on Thurs­day. Do­mes­ti­cally Stat­sSA will an­nounce the all-im­por­tant un­em­ploy­ment fig­ures for the sec­ond quar­ter to­mor­row.

To­mor­row: Stat­sSA will an­nounce the un­em­ploy­ment rate for Q2.

Thurs­day, July 27: Stat­sSA will re­lease the PPI num­ber for June.

To­day: Ja­pan: Busi­ness con­fi­dence in­dex – May; France, Ger­many, EU and the US: Man­u­fac­tur­ing, com­pos­ite and ser­vices PMI: July.

To­mor­row: France: Busi­ness con­fi­dence in­dex – July; Ger­many Busi­ness con­fi­dence cli­mate – July; US: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – July.

Wed­nes­day, July 26: Aus­tralia: In­fla­tion rate – Q2; France: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – July; UK: GDP growth rate – Q2; US: Crude oil stocks – 21/July; Fed in­ter­est rate de­ci­sion.

Thurs­day, July 27: Ger­many: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – Aug; EU: Money sup­ply – June; US: Trade bal­ance – June; Ini­tial and con­tin­u­ing job­less claims – July/15; Nat­u­ral gas stocks – July/21.

Fri­day: July 28: Ja­pan: In­fla­tion rate – June; Un­em­ploy­ment rate – June; UK: Con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – July; France: GDP growth rate Q2; In­fla­tion rate – July; EU: Busi­ness and con­sumer con­fi­dence in­dex – July; Ger­many: In­fla­tion rate – July.

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