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These Economic Figures Will Be Important This Week


On Monday, Japan will report the leading economic index for February.

On Tuesday, South Korea releases its gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2022, followed by Japan’s March unemployment rate and Indonesia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) Q1/22 report.

Wednesday, South Korea reports April consumer confidence. China, on the other hand, reports industrial profits in March.

Thursday, South Korea will reveal its business confidence in April, and Japan will reveal March retail sales. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) will announce its interest rate decision.

On Friday, South Korea reports retail sales numbers, followed by Australia‘s Producer Price Index (PPI) (Q1), and China‘s Manufacturing PMI (Apr).


On Monday, the Ifo Institute will publish the business sentiment in Germany for the month of April.

On Wednesday, the GfK Institute’s consumer confidence index for May will be published in Germany.

On Thursday, the EU releases consumer confidence in April.

On Friday, French GDP (Q1), consumer price index (CPI), and producer price index (March) will be released, followed by German GDP (Q1), and the EU will also present the consumer price index (CPI) and GDP figures.

The U.S.

On Monday Nationwide economic activity index for March will be released from the Chicago Fed.

Tuesday will see the release of U.S. new orders for durable goods for March, home prices from S&P/Case-Shiller for February, and new home sales for March. This will be followed by consumer confidence in April from the Conference Board and at the end of the day the Richmond Fed report on the manufacturing index in April.

On Wednesday, home sales will be released and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will report weekly oil inventories.

On Thursday, the number of weekly claims for unemployment benefits and gross domestic product (GDP) Q1/22 will be published.

On Friday, the personal consumption expenditure index (PCE) and the Michigan consumer sentiment index (Apr) will be released.

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