W Week Ahead

Week Ahead: More Ukraine-Russia Talks, Fed/BOE/BOJ Meetings, U.S. Data

14 March, 2022

Key Macro Events

🇺🇦 🇷🇺 Diplomatic efforts to end the war in Ukraine were gearing up on Monday, with Ukrainian and Russian negotiators set to talk again after both sides cited progress – Reuters (14)

🇹🇷 🇩🇪 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the war in Ukraine with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at talks in Ankara on Monday – Reuters (14)

🇺🇸 🇨🇳 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 Jake Sullivan, US national security adviser, will travel to Rome to meet Yang Jiechi, China’s top foreign policy official, in talks that are expected to focus on the war in Ukraine, the highest level US-China face-to-face meeting since the Russian invasion began – Bloomberg (14)

🇺🇸 🇨🇳 Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE is due to appear in court in Texas as a judge considers whether to revoke its monitored probation in relation to a 2017 conviction for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran – Nikkei (14)

🇬🇧 UK, Office for National Statistics annual review of the “shopping basket” of items making up the suite of consumer price inflation indices – FT (14)

🇨🇳 China’s January and February economic data announcement (15)

🇬🇧 U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak takes questions from MPs – Bloomberg (15)

🇰🇷 Minutes of South Korean central bank’s February policy meeting, and from the Reserve Bank of Australia’s March policy meeting – Bloomberg (15)

🇺🇸 PPI for February (15)

🇨🇳 China releases data on residential home prices in 70 major cities for February – Nikkei (16)

🌏 The 9th ASEAN chief of defense forces meeting starts in Phnom Penh. Through Thursday – Bloomberg (16)

⚠ Extraordinary meeting of NATO defense ministers – Bloomberg (16)

🇳🇱 The Netherlands municipal elections (16)

🇬🇧 U.K. Treasury releases its monthly forecasts for the economy – Bloomberg (16)

🇺🇸 Retail Sales for February (16)

🇺🇸 FOMC Meeting (16)

🇬🇧 BOE Meeting (17)

🇪🇺 ECB President Christine Lagarde, Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel, Governing Council member Ignazio Visco and Chief Economist Philip Lane speak at Goethe University’s “ECB and Its Watchers” conference in Frankfurt – Bloomberg (17)

🇺🇸 Housing Starts & Building Permits for February (17)

🇺🇸 Industrial Production for February (17)

BOJ Meeting (18)

🇺🇸 Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin speaks at the Maryland Bankers Association First Friday Economic Outlook Forum – Bloomberg (18)

🇺🇸 Fed Gov. Michelle Bowman takes part in a virtual Fed Listens event on Helping Youth Thrive – Bloomberg (18)

🇺🇸 Existing Home Sales for February (18) ➡ I expect a downward surprise.




Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w10

What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w10 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here