Throughout the week, a cascade of economic data surfaced across key regions, providing critical insights into the state of various sectors and markets.
Asia’s Economic Snapshot
In China, Monday’s announcement will unveil the Loan Prime Rate (LPR), shedding light on the country’s monetary policy direction.
South Korea is set to release its Producer Price Index (PPI) for October on Tuesday, coinciding with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s publication of meeting minutes.
On Thursday, Singapore will present the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October, contributing to the regional economic assessment.
Japan will round off the week with a comprehensive data release on Friday, revealing the October inflation rate alongside the November primary manufacturing and services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) from Jibun Bank. Additionally, Singapore’s industrial production report for October will come to the forefront, adding depth to the regional economic landscape.
Europe’s Economic Pulse
Germany will initiate the week on Monday with its Producer Price Index (PPI) for October, setting the tone for the European economic agenda.
Thursday will witness France, Germany, and the EU reporting their preliminary November services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) from Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB), alongside the primary manufacturing PMI figures. England will contribute by disclosing its November Service Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) and the PMI for the primary manufacturing sector from S&P Global/CIPS.
Friday will see Germany’s release of the final estimate for the third-quarter 2023 gross domestic product (GDP) and the November business sentiment index from the Ifo Institute. England will also share its November Consumer Confidence Index from the GfK Institute, offering valuable consumer outlook data.
US Economic Highlights
The United States will initiate the week on Monday with the release of the October Leading Economic Index from the Conference Board, providing an early gauge of the economic trajectory.
Tuesday’s disclosure will include data on October’s second-hand home sales, accompanied by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes from its October 31-November 1 meeting, offering insights into the Federal Reserve’s decision-making process.
Wednesday will unfold with the release of the weekly jobless claims, durable goods orders for October, and the November consumer confidence index from the University of Michigan. Simultaneously, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will share the weekly oil stocks, highlighting the energy sector’s performance.
The week will culminate on Friday with the United States presenting the November Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) from S&P Global and the Services PMI for November from A. S&P Global, offering comprehensive views into the performance of the manufacturing and service sectors.
These diverse sets of economic data will serve as critical barometers for assessing the health and trajectory of economies across Asia, Europe, and the United States, providing analysts and policymakers with essential insights into various sectors and market conditions.