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Key Economic Indicators to Watch This Week Across Asia, Europe, and the United States

In Asia, India will release its February inflation rate on Monday, while on Tuesday, South Korea will report on import and export prices for the same month. Australia will release its Westpac March Consumer Confidence Index and Westpac March Business Confidence Index, while Singapore will report the unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2022.

On Wednesday, South Korea will report its February unemployment rate, while the Bank of Japan will release minutes of its recent meeting. China also will report on a range of key indicators, including industrial production and retail sales for January and February, as well as interest rates and unemployment figures for February.

On Thursday, Japan will report on imports, exports, and trade balance for February, machinery orders for January, and industrial production for January. Australia will release its unemployment rate for February, while the Central Bank of Indonesia (BI) will announce its interest rate resolution.

On Friday, Singapore will report on export sales for February.

Moving to Europe, the UK will release its January jobless rate on Tuesday, while on Wednesday, the EU will report on industrial production for January. On Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce its interest rate resolution, and on Friday, the EU will release its February inflation rate.

On Monday, consumer inflation expectations for February will be reported in the United States. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February will be released on Tuesday.

Wednesday will see the release of various indicators such as the Producer Price Index (PPI) for February, retail sales for February, the Empire State Manufacturing Index for March from the New York Fed, and weekly oil stocks from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

On Thursday, the US will report on weekly jobless claims, February housing starts and building permits, the March Fed manufacturing index from the Philadelphia Fed, and import and export prices for February.

Lastly, the US will receive the February industrial production report, the March preliminary consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan, and the Conference Board’s February leading economic index on Friday.

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