W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: U.S. Employment Report; Fed Speakers; ECB and RBA Minutes; RBI Meeting; Italy’s Ambrosetti Forum

01 avril, 2024

From the U.S. employment report to the Fed speakers and the Italy’s Ambrosetti forum, here’s what you need to know for the week ahead.


🌎 Easter Monday. Market holidays in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UK and much of Europe.

🇨🇳 Caixin manufacturing PMI

🇯🇵 Q1 Japan Tankan business sentimen and March manufacturing PMI

🇺🇸 February construction spending

🇺🇸 March manufacturing PMI

🇺🇸 March ISM manufacturing


🌎 ASEAN finance ministers and central bank governors meet in Laos – Nikkei

🇦🇺 RBA minutes

🇪🇺 European Union leaders discuss bloc’s strategic agenda at a dinner in Vilnius – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 March manufacturing PMI

🇪🇺 ECB CPI Expectations

🇬🇧 British Retail Consortium Shop Price index and Nationwide March House Price index

🇺🇸 February JOLTS

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Lisa Cook will give acceptance remarks for a lifetime achievement award in Washington – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Michelle Bowman speaks on the implications of bank mergers for the future of the banking system at a virtual event – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 New York Fed President John Williams moderates discussion at Economic Club of New York – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks on economic outlook at Cleveland Association for Business Economics and Team NEO Luncheon – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly participates in fireside chat followed by audience Q&A in partnership with the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Latin Chamber of Commerce Nevada, and Vegas Chamber of Commerce – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 St. Louis Fed President Alberto Musalem takes office. He replaces James Bullard – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 US presidential primary voting in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin – Bloomberg


🇨🇳 March Caixin services PMI

🛢 Joint OPEC/non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) meeting to review current oil production output policy – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 European Union Margrethe Vestager speaks to European Parliament panel on implementation of the Digital Markets Act – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 March CPI

🇪🇺 February unemployment rate

🇪🇺 ECB’s De Cos Speaks – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 March ADP employment report

🇺🇸 March services and global PMIs

🇺🇸 March ISM Services

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Michelle Bowman speaks on bank liquidity, regulation and the Fed’s role as the lender of last resort.

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee gives opening remarks at virtual event on preventing elder financial exploitation.

🇺🇸 Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks at Stanford’s business, government, and society forum – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr speaks about the Community Reinvestment Act in Washington DC – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Adriana Kugler speaks on the outlook for the US economy and monetary policy in St. Louis.


🇪🇺 EU commissioners Margrethe Vestager, Valdis Dombrovskis and Thierry Breton participate in fireside chat ahead of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council in Leuven, Belgium – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 March services and global PMIs

🇪🇺 February PPI

🇪🇺 ECB Minutes

🇺🇸 Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker participates in fireside chat about second-chance employment.

🇺🇸 Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin will deliver a speech on the economic outlook to the Home Building Association of Richmond – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee participates in moderated Q&A at Multi-Chamber economic outlook luncheon.

🇺🇸 Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks on economic outlook in virtual event – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 St. Louis Fed President Alberto Musalem gives introductory remarks at 2024 Women in Economics symposium – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Adriana Kugler speaks on enriching data and analysis with real life experiences – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Deadline for former president Donald Trump to post a $175mn bond in his civil fraud case to prevent the New York attorney-general seizing assets – FT


🇮🇳 RBI Meeting

🇮🇹 Italy’s 35th Ambrosetti Forum brings together newsmakers in Cernobbio to discuss the economic and financial outlook. Through April 6 – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 🇺🇸 EU-US Trade and Technology Council meets in Leuven, Belgium. Attendees are set to include US Secretary of State Antony Blinken – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 March employment report

🇺🇸 February consumer credit

🇺🇸 Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin speaks on the economic outlook with updated data – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Dallas Fed President Lorie Logan speaks at an event hosted by the Duke University economics department – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Michelle Bowman speaks on risks and uncertainty in monetary policy at a Manhattan Institute event in New York – Bloomberg



Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w13

What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w13 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here