There are a number of public holidays to take into account this week; some in celebration, others in commemoration. Key macroeoconomic numbers to be aware of include Interest Rate decisions from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan as well as Consumer Confidence figures from the US and the Euro zone. The earnings season for Q1 2016 is still going strongly, with tech companies such as Apple and Amazon, auto-makers like Ford and Volkswagen and aerospace businesses like Boeing and Airbus all due to release their quarterly figures over the course of this week.

 

Macroeoconomic Earnings

 

Monday April 25th

Public Holiday – Italy (Liberation Day), Portugal (Freedom Day), Australia and New Zealand (ANZAC Day).

 

Tuesday April 26th

14:00 – US Consumer Confidence (April)

 

Wednesday April 27th

03:00 – Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Statement, followed by Press Conference.

18:00 – US Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decision, followed by Monetary Policy Statement

23:30 – Japan Unemployment Rate

 

Thursday April 28th

03:00 – Bank of Japan Interest Rate Decision

09:00 – Euro zone Consumer Confidence (April)

 

Friday April 29th

Public Holidays - Greece (Orthodox Good Friday), Japan (Showa Day)

Earnings

 

Monday April 25th

Apple

 

Tuesday April 26th

eBay

Fiat Chrysler

Procter & Gamble

Thomson Reuters

Twitter

 

Wednesday April 27th

Boeing

Facebook

 

Thursday April 28th

Airbus

Amazon

Baidu

Colgate Palmolive

Deutsche Bank

Ford

MasterCard

Volkswagen

 

Friday April 29th

ExxonMobil