#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

#Global #Markets | 20 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
06:30 Netherlands Consumer Confidence 
08:00 Turkey Consumer Confidence 
08:00 Germany PPI MoM 
08:00 Euro Area ECB Praet Speech 
09:00 South Africa Inflation Rate YoY 
09:00 Euro Area ECB Non-Monetary Policy Meeting 
12:00 UK CBI Industrial Trends Orders 
15:00 Brazil Business Confidence 
16:00 Euro Area Consumer Confidence Flash 
20:00 US FOMC Minutes 
22:30 US API Crude Oil Stock Change 
01:00 US US-China Trade Talks
NEWS
Japan Imports Drop Less than Estimated 
Australia Wages Rise by 2.3% YoY for Second Quarter 
Japan Trade Deficit Widens More than Expected 
New Zealand Business Input Prices Rise Further 
UK Stocks End Lower on HSBC Report 
Colombia Consumer Confidence Improves in January 
Russia Wage Growth Weakest Since 2016 
Russia Unemployment Rate Rises to 9-Month High 
Russia Retail Trade Growth at 18-Month Low 
US Home Builder Confidence Stronger than Expected 
Burundi Consumer Prices Fall the Least in 5 Months 
Portugal Producer Inflation Slows to 10-Month Low

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 19 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
08:00 Switzerland Balance of Trade 
09:30 Sweden CPIF YoY 
09:30 Sweden Inflation Rate MoM 
10:00 Poland Employment Growth YoY 
10:30 UK Employment Change 
10:30 UK Average Earnings excl. Bonus 
10:30 UK Average Earnings incl. Bonus 
10:30 UK Claimant Count Change 
10:30 UK Unemployment Rate 
11:00 Euro Area Construction Output YoY 
11:00 Germany ZEW Current Conditions 
11:00 Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index
NEWS
RBA Sees Risks from Housing Slide and Weak Consumption 
New Zealand Services PMI Jumps to 8-Month High 
Oil Prices Extend Gains 
Belarus Industrial Output Growth Slows in January 
Panama Trade Deficit Narrows in December 
Russia Producer Inflation Slows to 9-Month Low of 9.5% 
Sri Lanka Services Growth Strongest in 5 Months 
Albania Posts Smallest Trade Gap in 2 Years 
Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI at 3-Month High 
Nigerian Shares Fall After Election Delay 
Palladium Prices Hit Another Record High 
Asian Shares Rally on Further US-China Trade Talk

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 18 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
12:00 Germany Bundesbank Monthly Report 
01:30 Australia RBA Meeting Minutes 
08:00 Switzerland Balance of Trade 
09:30 Sweden CPIF YoY 
09:30 Sweden Inflation Rate MoM 
10:00 Poland Employment Growth YoY 
10:30 UK Employment Change 
10:30 UK Average Earnings excl. Bonus 
10:30 UK Average Earnings incl. Bonus 
10:30 UK Claimant Count Change 
10:30 UK Unemployment Rate 
11:00 Euro Area Construction Output YoY
NEWS
Thailand Quarterly GDP Growth Rebounds Strongly in Q4 
Thailand Q4 GDP Annual Growth Above Expectations 
Singapore NODX Drops the Most in Over 2 Years 
Japan Machinery Orders Drop Less than Expected 
Israel Q4 GDP Growth Above Forecasts at 3.1% 
S&P Upgrades Hungary’s Credit Rating to ‘BBB’ 
Moody’s Changes Mozambique’s Credit Outlook to Stable 
Dominican Republic Inflation Falls to 0.7% YoY 
Overseas Investors Sell US Securities in December 
US Stocks Close Higher on Friday 
Panama Consumer Prices Fall 0.3% YoY in January 
European Stocks End Higher on Friday

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 15 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
08:00 Turkey Unemployment Rate 
09:00 Nigeria Inflation Rate YoY 
09:00 Spain Inflation Rate YoY Final 
10:00 Italy Balance of Trade 
10:30 UK Retail Sales YoY 
10:30 UK Retail Sales MoM 
10:30 UK Retail Sales ex Fuel MoM 
10:30 UK Retail Sales ex Fuel YoY 
11:00 Euro Area Balance of Trade 
13:00 Israel Inflation Rate MoM 
13:10 India Balance of Trade 
14:00 Euro Area ECB Cœuré Speech
NEWS
Indonesia Imports Fall for First Time in 19 Months 
Indonesia Trade Gap Larger than Estimated in January 
Indonesia January Exports Drop More than Expected 
China Producer Inflation Slows to 28-Month Low 
Brunei Trade Surplus Narrows 50.7% YoY in November 
Singapore Quarterly GDP Growth at 1.4% QoQ 
Singapore GDP Annual Growth Rate Below Expectations 
South Korea Current Account Surplus Widens 
New Zealand Manufacturing PMI Falls to 4-Month Low 
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals at Fresh Record 
Argentina Inflation Jumps to 2.9% MoM, 49.3% YoY 
UK Parliament Rejects May’s Brexit Plan

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research

#Global #Markets | 14 Feb

By Rafiq Raji, PhD
Twitter: @DrRafiqRaji

(GMT+1)

CALENDAR
05:00 Malaysia GDP Growth Rate YoY
05:00 Malaysia GDP Growth Rate QoQ 
07:30 France Unemployment Rate 
07:30 India WPI Fuel YoY 
07:30 India WPI Food YoY 
07:30 India WPI Manufacturing YoY
07:30 India WPI Inflation YoY 
08:00 Finland GDP Growth Rate YoY Prel 
08:00 Finland GDP Growth Rate QoQ Prel 
08:00 Germany GDP Growth Rate QoQ Flash 
08:00 Germany GDP Growth Rate YoY Flash 
08:00 Denmark GDP Growth Rate QoQ Adv
NEWS
China Exports Rebound Unexpectedly 
China Imports Fall Less than Expected in January 
China Trade Surplus Beats Expectations in January 
Palestinian Jobless Rate Rises to 29.1% in Q4 
New Zealand Food Inflation Edges Down to 0.8% YoY 
US Stocks Extend Gains on Wednesday 
US Budget Deficit Larger than Expected 
UK Stocks Finish Higher on Inflation Data, Trade Hopes 
Oil Prices Rise Despite Gains in US Crude Inventories 
US Crude Oil Stocks Rise More than Expected 
Ghana Inflation Rate at 6-Year Low of 9% in January 
US Inflation Rate Drops to 1.6%

Source: Trading Economics, Macroafricaintel Research