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29001Week Ahead8/1/2020 8:36:31 AM"The US earnings season continues next week with about a quarter of S&P 500 companies reporting second-quarter results. On the economic data front, US non-farm payrolls are seen rising by over 2 million in July and the jobless rate will likely fall to 10.3 percent. Elsewhere, central bank policy meetings in the UK, India, Brazil, Australia and Thailand will be in the spotlight as well as worldwide manufacturing and services PMIs. Other releases include trade figures for the US and China and GDP data for Indonesia and the Philippines."Country ListCalendar/calendar?article=29001&g=top&importance=2&startdate=2020-08-01
29000US Economy Shrinks at Record 32.9%7/30/2020 1:40:08 PM"The US economy shrank by an annualized 32.9 percent in the second quarter of 2020, compared to forecasts of a 34.1 percent plunge, the advance estimate showed. It is the biggest contraction ever, pushing the economy into a recession as the coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses including restaurants, cafes, stores and factories to close and people to stay at home, hurting consumer and business spending. Decreases were seen in personal consumption, exports, private inventory investment, nonresidential fixed investment, residential fixed investment, and state and local government spending while federal government spending jumped. The recovery will depend on the capacity of the country to control the pandemic and avoid more waves of infections. Still, the number of new cases continues to increase, making several states to scale back or pause the reopening of their economies. Fed officials see the US economy shrinking 6.5 percent in 2020."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/united-states/gdp-growth
28999Week Ahead7/25/2020 9:31:31 AM"The US earnings season continues next week, with companies such as Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, P&G, Pfizer, Gilead Sciences, Exxon Mobil and Chevron reporting their second-quarter results. Meanwhile, the Fed's monetary policy meeting will be keenly watched as well as GDP data for the US, Eurozone, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and PMI survey for China. Other key economic data include US personal income and outlays and durable goods orders; Eurozone business survey and inflation; Japan consumer confidence, retail trade and industrial output; and Australia inflation data."Country ListCalendar/articles/07252020093131.htm
28998Week Ahead7/17/2020 6:45:16 PM"The coronavirus will continue to dominate the headlines as well as the second-quarter earnings season, with companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Tesla and Twitter reporting their results. Elsewhere, flash PMI surveys for the US, UK, Eurozone, Japan and Australia will be keenly watched, while central banks in China, Russia, Turkey and South Africa will be deciding on monetary policy. Other key data to follow include: US existing and new home sales, and the weekly jobless report; UK retail trade, business and consumer morale; Eurozone consumer confidence; Japan trade balance and inflation; and South Korea Q1 GDP figures."Country ListCalendar/articles/07172020184516.htm
28997China Trade Surplus Below Estimates7/14/2020 4:57:24 AMChina's trade surplus narrowed to USD 46.42 billion in June 2020 from USD 49.60 billion in the same month the previous year and far less than market expectations of a USD 58.6 billion surplus.ChinaBalance Of TradeCNFRBALD/china/balance-of-trade
28996Week Ahead7/10/2020 7:06:03 PM"Second-quarter earnings season gets underway next week, with updates expected from major US health care companies and banks such as Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. At the same time, EU leaders will meet to discuss a common recovery plan, while central banks in the Euro Area, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia will be deciding on interest rates. On the economic data front, important releases to follow include US retail sales and industrial production; UK jobs report, monthly GDP and inflation; Eurozone industrial output; China Q2 GDP figures; Australia employment data, business and consumer morale; and India consumer and wholesale prices."Country ListCalendar/articles/07102020184855.htm
28995Week Ahead7/4/2020 9:03:11 AM"The coronavirus will continue to dominate the headlines as investors fear that a second wave of infections could delay the easing of restrictions in a number of countries. Elsewhere, top negotiators from the EU and the UK will be meeting to discuss Brexit, while European finance ministers are set to debate the bloc's budgetary situation. On the economic data front, important releases to follow include US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI, Germany factory output and orders, China inflation data, Japan machinery orders and India industrial output. Central bank meetings in Australia and Malaysia will also be keenly watched."Country ListCalendar/articles/07042020090311.htm
28994Week Ahead6/27/2020 9:42:55 AM"Markets will continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on the economy amid signs of second waves of infections. Elsewhere, US Fed Powell's testimony to House of Representatives and FOMC policy meeting minutes will be keenly watched. Data to follow include US jobs report, factory orders and foreign trade; UK final GDP figures and consumer confidence; Eurozone inflation and business survey; Germany retail trade; China PMI updates from both the NBS and Caixin; Japan's tankan quarterly survey, retail trade and industrial output; Australia trade balance and retail sales; and worldwide manufacturing and service sector PMI surveys for June."Country ListCalendar/articles/06272020094255.htm
28993US Economy Shrinks 5% in Q16/25/2020 1:06:18 PM"The US economy shrank by an annualized 5 percent in the first quarter of 2020, in line with the previous estimate and ending the longest period of expansion in the country's history. It is the biggest drop in GDP since the last quarter of 2008 as the Covid-19 pandemic forced several states to impose lockdown measures in mid-March, throwing millions of people out of work. With the third estimate, an upward revision to nonresidential fixed investment was offset by downward revisions to private inventory investment, personal consumption expenditures (PCE), and exports."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/06252020130618.htm
28992Week Ahead6/19/2020 11:59:43 PM"Investors will closely monitor the spread and impact of the coronavirus pandemic as a spike in the US and China raised fears over a second wave of infections. Meanwhile, central bank policy meetings in China, Turkey, Mexico and New Zealand will be keenly watched as well as GDP data for the US. Elsewhere, flash PMI survey for the US, UK, Eurozone, Japan and Australia will be on the spotlight. Other key data to follow include: US durable goods orders, existing and new home sales; and Eurozone, Germany and South Korea consumer morale."Country ListCalendar/articles/06192020235943.htm
28991Week Ahead6/12/2020 11:14:25 PM"Investors will continue to monitor the spread and impact of the pandemic on the global economy amid growing concerns that a second wave of infections in the US could lead to additional lockdown measures. Elsewhere, US Fed Powell's testimony to Congress and an European Council meeting will be keenly watched. Data to follow include US and China retail trade and industrial output; UK jobs report, retail sales and inflation data; Germany investor morale; Japan trade and inflation; and Australia employment figures. Monetary policy action will be taken by central banks in the UK, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Switzerland, Indonesia and Taiwan, while minutes from prior meetings will be published in Japan and Australia."Country ListCalendar/articles/06122020231113.htm
28990China Trade Surplus Largest on Record6/7/2020 1:39:21 PM"China's trade surplus widened sharply to USD 62.93 billion in May 2020 from USD 41.20 billion in the same month the previous year and far above market expectations of a USD 39 billion surplus. It was the largest trade surplus since the series began in January 1981, as exports dropped less imports, amid growing tensions with the US."ChinaBalance Of TradeCNFRBALD/articles/06072020034822.htm
28989Week Ahead6/6/2020 8:37:31 AM"The Federal Reserve's policy meeting will be keenly watched next week, with investors looking for any change in the central bank's stance alongside its updated economic projections. Meanwhile, European finance ministers will hold a call on Thursday to debate the economic situation and policy measures to support the recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Key economic data to follow include US Michigan consumer sentiment and inflation data; UK monthly GDP figures; Eurozone final Q1 GDP figures and industrial output; China trade balance and inflation rate; Japan final Q1 GDP and machinery orders; Australia business and consumer morale; and India inflation and industrial production."Country ListCalendar/articles/06062020083027.htm
28988India GDP Growth Slows to 3.1% in Q16/1/2020 10:32:36 AM"The Indian economy expanded 3.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, beating market forecasts of a 2.1% rise. Still, it is the slowest GDP growth since quarterly data became available in 2004, as the country imposed a nationwide lockdown from March 24th aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Manufacturing went down for the third straight quarter, investment and exports fell faster and private spending slowed sharply."IndiaGdp Annual Growth RateINGDPY/india/gdp-growth-annual
28987Week Ahead5/30/2020 12:50:47 PM"Next week, the US jobs report will be in the spotlight, with markets forecasting a payroll decrease of 8.25 million while the unemployment rate is seen jumping to a record high of 19.7%. Other important releases for the US include ISM PMIs, trade balance and factory orders. Elsewhere, the Bank of Canada and the RBA will hold their monetary policy meetings although no changes are expected. Also, the ECB is seen keeping rates steady but will likely announce further stimulus. PMIs for China, the UK, Germany, Eurozone, Japan and GDP readings for Australia and Switzerland will also be watched."Country ListCalendar/articles/05302020084125.htm
28986US GDP Contracts More than Expected5/28/2020 1:31:17 PM"The US economy shrank by an annualized 5 percent in the first quarter of 2020, more than an advance estimate of a 4.8 percent contraction and ending the longest period of expansion in the country's history, the second estimate showed. It is the biggest drop in GDP since the last quarter of 2008 as the Covid-19 pandemic forced several states to impose lockdown measures in mid-March, throwing millions of people out of work. Private inventory investment was revised downwards while personal consumption and business investment shrank less than anticipated. In the second quarter of the year, the economy is seen contracting as much as 40%, which would be the biggest plunge ever as the ""stay-at-home"" orders issued in March extended through the quarter, with businesses and schools switching to remote work or canceling operations, and consumers canceling, restricting, or redirecting their spending."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/05282020133002.htm
28985Week Ahead5/22/2020 10:36:19 PM"The US is releasing the second estimate of Q1 GDP in the coming week, alongside durable goods orders, personal income and outlays, and PCE price index. Other GDP updates will be keenly watched, including for India, Turkey, Brazil and Canada. Elsewhere, all eyes turn to the Eurozone business survey and inflation rate, Germany retail sales, China industrial profits, and Japan consumer confidence, industrial production and retail trade. Meanwhile, the Bank of Korea will probably cut interest rates when it meets on Thursday."Country ListCalendar/articles/05222020223116.htm
28984Week Ahead5/15/2020 10:48:26 PM"Minutes from the Federal Reserve, ECB and RBA will be in the spotlight next week, while central banks in China, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand and South Africa will be deciding on interest rates. On the economic data front, flash PMI surveys for the US, UK, Eurozone, Japan and Australia will provide an insight into whether these economies recovered from April's historical contractions as several countries emerged from coronavirus-related lockdowns. Other figures to follow include US housing data; UK jobs report, inflation and retail trade data; Eurozone consumer morale; Japan Q1 GDP, inflation and trade balance."Country ListCalendar/articles/05152020224826.htm
28983Week Ahead5/10/2020 9:30:55 AM"Investors will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, with focus turning to US and China retail trade, industrial output and inflation data; UK, Germany and Netherlands first-quarter GDP figures; Eurozone industrial production; Australia employment figures, business and consumer morale; and India inflation and industrial activity. Central banks in New Zealand and Mexico will be deciding on monetary policy."Country ListCalendar/articles/05082020190924.htm
28982China April Trade Surplus Larger than Forecast5/8/2020 6:04:50 PMChina's trade surplus widened to USD 45.34 billion in April 2020 from USD 13.02 billion in the same month the previous year and far above market expectations of a USD 9.7 billion surplus. Exports unexpectedly rose for the first time in four months while imports posted the biggest drop in over four years amid the coronavirus outbreak.ChinaBalance Of TradeCNFRBALD/articles/05072020033620.htm