#Global #Markets | 5 Mar

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
08:00 Malaysia Interest Rate Decision 
08:30 Switzerland Inflation Rate YoY 
09:15 Spain Markit Services PMI 
09:45 Italy Markit/ADACI Services PMI
09:50 France Markit Services PMI Final 
09:55 Germany Markit Services PMI Final 
10:00 Italy GDP Growth Rate QoQ Final 
10:00 Italy GDP Growth Rate YoY Final 
10:00 Euro Area Markit Services PMI Final 
10:00 Spain Consumer Confidence 
10:00 Switzerland SNB Zurbruegg Speech 
10:30 UK Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI
NEWS
Russian Services PMI Rises to 3-Month High 
Estonian Industrial Output Expands the Least in 3 Months 
China Lowers 2019 GDP Growth Target to 6-6.5% 
India Services Growth Accelerates in February 
UAE Non-Oil Private Sector PMI Lowest in 28 Months 
Saudi Arabia Non-Oil Private Sector Growth at 14-Month High 
Egypt Non-Oil Private Sector PMI Falls to 17-Month Low 
Australia Holds Cash Rate at 1.5% for 31st Month 
Philippines Manufacturing Output Contraction Slows Sharply 
Fiji Inflation Rate Steady at 5.1% in February 
China Composite PMI Lowest in 4 Months 
Philippines February Inflation Rate Slows to A Year-Low

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 4 Mar

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
08:00 Turkey Inflation Rate YoY 
09:00 Spain Unemployment Change 
10:30 UK Construction PMI 
13:30 US Fed Rosengren Speech 
16:00 US Construction Spending MoM 
22:30 Australia AIG Services Index 
00:00 South Korea Inflation Rate YoY 
00:00 South Korea GDP Growth Rate YoY Final 
00:00 South Korea GDP Growth Rate QoQ Final 
01:00 China National People’s Congress 
02:00 Australia HIA New Home Sales MoM 
02:00 Philippines Inflation Rate YoY
NEWS
Malaysia Imports Rise Less than Expected 
Malaysia Posts Largest Trade Surplus in 3 Months 
Fiji Holds Interest Rate Steady at 0.5% 
Taiwan Manufacturing PMI Slips to Lowest in 3-1/2 Years 
Pakistan Producer Inflation Rises to 11.03% in February 
South Korea Manufacturing PMI Falls to 44-Month Low 
Australia Q4 Corporate Profits Rise the Least in 5 Quarters 
Australia Q4 Business Inventories Fall Unexpectedly 
Australia Building Permits Rebound Unexpectedly in January 
Irish Consumer Morale Plummets to Over 4-Year Low 
Australia Job Ads Fall for 4th Month in February 
Moody’s Upgrades Greece’s Credit Rating to ‘B1’

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 27 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
06:30 Netherlands Business confidence 
08:00 Norway Unemployment Rate 
09:30 Euro Area ECB Cœuré Speech 
10:00 Italy Consumer Confidence 
10:00 Italy Business Confidence 
11:00 Euro Area Services Sentiment 
11:00 Euro Area Industrial Sentiment 
11:00 Euro Area Economic Sentiment 
11:00 Euro Area Business Confidence 
11:00 Germany Bundesbank Weidmann Speech 
12:00 France Unemployment Benefit Claims 
12:15 Spain Business Confidence
NEWS
Hong Kong Q4 GDP Annual Growth Weakest in Near 3 Years 
Macau Jobless Steady at 1.7% in November-January 
BoJ’s Kataoka Calls for More Monetary Stimulus 
Taiwan Consumer Sentiment Rises to 9-Month High 
Australia Construction Output Falls for 2nd Quarter 
New Zealand Imports Nudged by Oil 
New Zealand Exports Rise 3% YoY 
New Zealand Trade Deficit Widens 
Sterling Jumps to 5-Month High 
US Fifth District Manufacturing Activity Grows in February 
Fed Shows Concerns over China, Brexit 
US Home Price Growth Eases to 4-Year Low: Case-Shiller

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 26 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
08:00 Finland Unemployment Rate 
08:00 Germany GfK Consumer Confidence 
08:45 France Consumer Confidence 
09:00 Taiwan Unemployment Rate 
10:30 UK UK Finance Mortgage Approvals 
10:30 UK BoE FPC Meeting 
11:00 UK Inflation Report Hearings 
14:30 US Building Permits MoM 
14:30 US Housing Starts MoM 
14:30 US Housing Starts 
14:30 US Building Permits 
15:00 US S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price MoM
NEWS
Kyrgyzstan Cuts Interest Rate for 1st Time in 10 Months 
Thailand Jobless Rate Falls to 1% in January 
Argentina Retail Sales Climb 25.7% YoY, Fall 13.3% Real 
Ukraine January Industrial Output Falls for 3rd Month 
Oil Prices Tumble after President Trump Tweet 
Cape Verde Inflation Rate at Near 1-Year Low 
Tunisia Industrial Output Rebounds in December 
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index Highest in 3 Months 
Mexico Current Account Deficit Widens in Q4 
US Wholesale Stocks Rise the Most in Over 5 Years 
Mexico Economic Activity Flat in December 
Israel Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 25 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
10:00 Poland Unemployment Rate 
11:00 Germany Bundesbank Balz Speech 
12:00 Israel Unemployment Rate 
14:30 US Chicago Fed National Activity Index 
15:00 Mexico GDP Growth Rate QoQ Final 
15:00 Mexico GDP Growth Rate YoY Final 
15:00 Israel Interest Rate Decision 
16:00 US Wholesale Inventories MoM 
16:30 US Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 
22:00 South Korea Consumer Confidence 
01:00 UK PM May Statement on Brexit 
08:00 Finland Unemployment Rate
NEWS
New Zealand Retail Sales Rise More than Expected in Q4 
Israel Leading Economic Index Highest in 5 Months 
S&P Revises Zambia’s Credit Outlook to Negative 
Fitch Lifts Georgia’s Rating to ‘BB’ 
Fitch Upgrades Hungary’s Rating to ‘BBB’ 
US Trade Talks with China Extended for Two More Days 
US Stocks Close Higher on Friday 
Paraguay Cuts Interest Rate by 25 Bps to 5% 
Canada Budget Surplus Widens in December 
Belgium Business Sentiment Lowest Since 2017 
Morocco Consumer Prices Fall for 1st Time since 2017 
Canada Retail Sales Fall Less than Expected in December

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 22 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
08:00 Turkey Capacity Utilization 
08:00 Turkey Business Confidence 
08:00 Germany GDP Growth Rate YoY Final 
08:00 Germany GDP Growth Rate QoQ Final 
08:30 Switzerland Industrial Production YoY 
10:00 Germany Ifo Current Conditions 
10:00 Germany Ifo Expectations 
10:00 Germany Ifo Business Climate 
11:00 Euro Area Inflation Rate MoM 
11:00 Euro Area Core Inflation Rate YoY Final 
11:00 Euro Area Inflation Rate YoY Final 
12:00 UK CBI Distributive Trades
NEWS
Malaysia Consumer Prices Drop for 1st Time in Over 9 Years 
Malaysia Leading Index Falls 1.4% MoM in December 
Thailand Imports Surge Unexpectedly 
Thailand Exports Fall More than Estimated 
Thailand January Trade Gap Largest in Near 6 Years 
House Price Falls in Australia Not All Bad: RBA Lowe 
Japan Core Inflation Edges Up to 0.8% 
Japan Inflation Rate Slows to 15-Month Low 
Moody’s Changes Bahamas’ Rating Outlook to Stable 
Jamaica Inflation Rate Edges Down to 25-Month Low 
Argentina Trade Surplus Below Expectations 
European Shares Close Mostly Lower

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 21 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
08:00 Germany Inflation Rate YoY Final 
08:00 Indonesia Interest Rate Decision 
08:45 France Business Confidence 
09:00 Euro Area ECB Praet Speech 
09:15 France Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash 
09:15 France Markit Services PMI Flash 
09:30 Germany Markit Services PMI Flash 
09:30 Germany Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash 
09:30 Hong Kong Unemployment Rate 
10:00 Spain Balance of Trade 
10:00 Euro Area Markit Manufacturing PMI Flash 
10:00 Euro Area Markit Services PMI Flash
NEWS
Dutch Jobless Rate Steady at 3.6% in January 
Singapore Current Account Surplus Widens in Q4 
Australia Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5%, Matches Estimates 
Jamaica Cuts Interest Rate by 25 Bps to 1.5% 
Fed Policymakers Unsure on Future Rate Hikes: Minutes 
European Shares Close Higher 
Eurozone Consumer Morale Stronger than Expected 
Belgium Consumer Confidence Lowest in Over 2 Years 
Argentina Economic Activity Falls the Least in Near a Year 
Russia GDP Growth Eases to 14-Month Low 
Brazil Business Confidence Deteriorates in February 
Armenia GDP Growth Rate Accelerates to 3.4% in

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research