Key Economic Data This Week

Asia

On Monday, the Thai inflation rate for March will be published, followed by the Australian retail sales for February.

On Tuesday, South Korea will announce foreign exchange reserves for March and the inflation rate for March. For Japan, household spending in February will be reported. This will be followed by the Reserve Bank of Australia’s monetary policy meeting and the release of interest rate decisions.

On Wednesday, the Chinese purchasing managers’ index for the service sector (PMI) for March will be published by Caixin.

On Thursday, China reports its foreign exchange reserves for the month of March.

On Friday, South Korea presents its current account for February. The Reserve Bank of Australia releases its Financial Stability Assessment Report, followed by Indonesia’s Consumer Confidence Report for March, and finally, Japan’s Consumer Confidence Report for March is also released.

Europe

On Monday, Germany reports February imports, exports and trade balance, and the EU reports the Producer Price Index (PPI) for February.

On Tuesday, France will release industrial production for February and the final services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for March, Germany will report the final services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for March, and the EU will report the final services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for March from S&P Global. The UK will publish the March Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

On Wednesday, Germany publishes the factory orders for February. This will be followed by the EU retail sales data for February.

On Thursday, industrial production for February will be published in Germany and the house price index for March in the UK.

The U.S.

Factory orders for February will be released on Monday.

On Tuesday, the U.S. will release imports, exports, and the trade balance for February, the final service sector purchasing managers’ index for March, and the U.S. Institute of Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index for March.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases last week’s crude oil inventory change and the Fed releases its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Minutes.

Thursday, the weekly initial jobless claims will be published.

On Friday, wholesale inventories in February will be reported.

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