#Global #Markets | 17 Apr

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

Time Data/Event Previous Consensus
0030GMT Australia RBA Meeting Minutes
0200GMT China NBS Press Conference
0200GMT China Fixed Asset Investment (YTD) YoY MAR 7.9% 7.7%
0200GMT China GDP Growth Rate QoQ Q1 1.6% 1.5%
0200GMT China GDP Growth Rate YoY Q1 6.8% 6.8%
0200GMT China Industrial Production YoY MAR 7.2% 6.4%
0200GMT China Retail Sales YoY MAR 9.7% 9.7%
0430GMT Japan Capacity Utilization MoM FEB -7.3% -0.3%
0430GMT Japan Industrial Production YoY Final FEB 1.4% 2.3%
0430GMT Japan Industrial Production MoM Final FEB -6.8% 4.1%
0830GMT UK Claimant Count Change MAR 9.2K 13.3K
0830GMT UK Employment Change JAN 168K 33K
0830GMT UK Unemployment Rate FEB 4.3% 4.3%
0830GMT UK Average Earnings excl. Bonus FEB 2.6% 2.8%
0830GMT UK Average Earnings incl. Bonus FEB 2.8% 3.0%
0900GMT Euro Area ZEW Economic Sentiment Index APR 13.4 7.3
0900GMT Germany ZEW Current Conditions APR 90.7 88
0900GMT Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index APR 5.1 -1.0
1230GMT US Building Permits MAR 1.298M 1.323M
1230GMT US Building Permits MoM MAR -4.1% 0.7%
1230GMT US Housing Starts MAR 1.236M 1.27M
1230GMT US Housing Starts MoM MAR -7.0% 1.9%
1315GMT US Capacity Utilization MAR 78.1% 77.9%
1315GMT US Industrial Production YoY MAR 4.4%
1315GMT US Industrial Production MoM MAR 1.1% 0.4%
1315GMT US Manufacturing Production YoY MAR 2.5%
1530GMT US 4-Week Bill Auction 1.6%
2030GMT US API Crude Oil Stock Change 13/APR 1.758M
2350GMT Japan Balance of Trade MAR ¥3B ¥498B
2350GMT Japan Exports YoY MAR 1.8% 4.7%
2350GMT Japan Imports YoY MAR 16.5% 5.4%

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