By David Papier

We open the week in Asia with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data from Japan and Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation data from China, both landing early hours Monday. Later in the morning, we move to the UK with Manufacturing, Industrial Production and GDP data being released at 09:30 (BST).

We stay within Europe on Tuesday for the UK Average Earnings Report and the Euro Zone ZEW survey. Such surveys have the potential to influence major European indices, so keep an eye on the German DAX throughout the day.

It’s over to the US on Wednesday for the release of their Producer Price Index figures an hour before market open. The FED’s Beige book report quickly follows providing an overall picture of growth in the world’s largest economy.


Thursday, however, may require you to hold onto your hat as we are graced with a whole raft of very high impact economic data. In the early hour's Australia report on their inflation expectations and employment, so be mindful of positions held overnight due to potential moves in the AUD.

In the morning German CPI inflation data lands at 08.00 (BST), however, this will potentially be the lowest impact release of the day as two major central banks unveil their latest stance on interest rates in the afternoon.

Firstly the Bank of England (BOE) deliver their interest rate decision along with the votes for and against, the minutes from the latest meeting, and their forward guidance on monetary policy. Midday could, therefore, be a highly volatile period for Sterling as a result.

Forty-five minutes later the European Central Bank (ECB) will follow suit delivering their interest rate decision at 12:45 (BST). During this time the all-important US inflation data (CPI) and jobless claims will be released stateside, so EUR/USD could be particularly volatile throughout the afternoon.

After all the weeks’ excitement, we close on Friday with US retail sales at 13:30 (BST) followed by the Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index report shortly after.

Of course, it goes without saying that fundamental updates regarding Brexit and the global US trade saga will be important to monitor throughout the week due to their influence on financial markets.

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Economic Calendar

(All times are in BST)

Monday,10th September

00:50 JPY Gross Domestic Product
02:30 CNY Consumer Price Index
02:30 CNY Producer Price Index
09:30 UK Manufacturing Production
09:30 UK Industrial Production
09:30 UK Gross Domestic Product
20:00 US Consumer Credit Change

UK Company Announcements:

Associated British Foods PLC – Trading Statement

Tuesday,11th September

09:30 UK ILO Unemployment Rate
09:30 UK Average Earnings including Bonus
09:30 UK Average Earnings excluding Bonus
09:30 UK Claimant Count Change
10:00 GER ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment
10:00 GER ZEW Survey – Current Situation
10:00 EUR ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment
13:15 CAD Housing Starts s.a
13:55 US Rebook Index
21:30 API Weekly Crude Oil Stocks

UK Company Announcements:

Acacia Mining PLC – Trading Statement
Ashtead Group PLC – Trading Statement
Cairn Energy PLC – Trading Statement
JD Sports Fashion PLC – Trading Statement
Vectura group PLC – Trading Statement

Wednesday,12th September

01:30 AUD Westpac Consumer Confidence
08:00 EUR Employment Change
10:00 EUR Industrial Production
13:30 US Producer Price Index ex Food & Energy
15:30 US EIA Crude Oil Stocks change
19:00 Fed’s Beige Book

UK Company Announcements:

Dunelm Group PLC – Final Results
Galliford Try PLC – Final Results

Thursday,13th September

00:50 JPY Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
00:50 JPY Foreign investment in Japan stocks
02:00 AUD Consumer Inflation Expectation
02:30 AUD Unemployment Rate
02:30 AUD Participation Rate
02:30 AUD Employment Change
07:45 FR Consumer Price Index
08:00 GER Consumer Price Index
08:00 GER Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices
12:00 UK BoE Interest Rate Decision
12:00 UK BoE Asset Purchase Facility
12:00 UK BoE Monetary Policy Summary
12:00 UK BoE Vote Cut
12:00 UK BoE Vote Unchanged
12:00 UK BoE Vote Hike
12:00 UK Bank of England Minutes
12:45 EUR ECB Interest Rate Decision
12:45 EUR ECB Deposit Rate Decision
13:30 ECB Monetary Policy Statement and Press Conference
13:30 US Initial Jobless Claims
13:30 US Continuing Jobless Claims
13:30 US Consumer Price Index Core
13:30 US Consumer Price Index Ex Food and Energy
13:30 US Consumer Price Index
13:30 CAD New Housing Price Index

UK Company Announcements:


Friday,14th September

03:00 CNY Retail Sales
03:00 CNY Industrial Production
05:30 JPY Industrial Production
11:00 EUR Labour Cost
13:30 US Retail Sales
13:30 US Retail Sales Ex-Autos
13:30 US Import Price Index
13:30 US Export Price Index
14:15 US Industrial Production
15:00 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
18:00 Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count

UK Company Announcements:

Wetherspoons (JD) PLC – Final Results
Investec PLC – Trading Statement

Sources: Bloomberg/Companies

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