W Week Ahead

Week Ahead: IMF/World Bank Meeting, French Debate and Elections, Powell and Lagarde Speeches, Beige Book

18 April, 2022

Key Macro Events

🌎 Easter Monday. Financial markets are closed in many countries including the U.K. and most of Europe (18)

🌎 The International Monetary Fund/World Bank spring meeting starts – Bloomberg (18 to 24)

🇺🇸 St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discusses the U.S. economy and monetary policy during a virtual event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations – Bloomberg (18)

🌎 G-20 finance ministers, central bankers gather in Washington during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings. The IMF releases its world economic outlook and global financial stability report – Bloomberg (19)

🇺🇸 Housing Starts and Building Permits for March (19)

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Charles Evans speaks to the Economic Club of New York – Bloomberg (19)

🌎 IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks at Bretton Woods Committee annual meeting – Bloomberg (19)

🌏 🇨🇳 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference starts in Hainan, China – Bloomberg (20 to 22)

🇪🇺 European Central Bank Governing Council member Olli Rehn, who is also governor of the Bank of Finland, speaks at an event hosted by the University of Oulu on economic outlook for the coming years as well as the prospects for economic and monetary policy in Europe and Finland – Bloomberg (20)

🇪🇺 🇩🇪 Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel and German Finance Minister Christian Lindner brief press on sidelines of IMF/World Bank spring meeting – Bloomberg (20)

🇺🇸 San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly gives a speech on the mid-year outlook at an event hosted by the University of Las Vegas – Bloomberg (20)

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Charles Evans discusses the outlook for the economy and monetary policy at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington – Bloomberg (20)

🇺🇸 Existing Home Sales for March (20)

🇺🇸 FOMC Beige Book (20)

🇫🇷 France’s Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron have their final debate before the head-to-head contest on April 24 – Bloomberg (20)

🇺🇸 🇪🇺 Fed Chair Jerome Powell, ECB President Christine Lagarde and Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati take part in a discussion on the global economy hosted by the IMF – Bloomberg (21)

🇯🇵 CPI for March (22)

🇫🇷 French Presidential Elections (24)




Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w15

What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w15 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here