about 2 years ago • 1 min
In the last full week before things get really quiet for Christmas and New Year, central banks are likely to dominate the agenda. We have interest rate decisions from the US Federal Reserve (the Fed), the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, and the Bank of Japan – who together oversee about half the world’s economy. Here are the main events we’ll be monitoring:
Tuesday UK publishes unemployment figures. Australia releases data on consumer and business confidence.
Wednesday US Fed interest rate decision. China releases industrial production and retail sales data. UK and Canada publish inflation data. US announces retail sales numbers. Samsara, an internet of things logistics firm, starts trading following its initial public offering (IPO). Earnings from Inditex, Lennar, Heico, and Nordstrom.
Thursday Markit releases Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data for many economies, including the US and eurozone. European Central Bank and Bank of England interest rate decisions. Earnings from Adobe, Accenture, Rivian, and FedEx.
Friday Bank of Japan interest rate decision. Ifo survey of German business confidence released. Earnings from Darden Restaurants.
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