W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: BOC and ECB Meetings; Eurozone Bank Lending Survey; U.S. Q3 GDP; October PMIs; China’s Singles Day Sales Start; Earnings Season Peaks

22 October, 2023

From the ECB and BOE Meetings to the U.S. Q3 GDP and a slate of corporate earnings reports, here’s what you need to follow for the week ahead.


🇯🇵 Japan’s prime minister will deliver a policy speech at an extraordinary session of the Diet, the country’s parliament – Nikkei

🇨🇳 China’s major e-commerce platforms begin the Singles Day shopping festival, which spans about three weeks through Nov. 11 – Nikkei

🇨🇳 Financial markets closed

🇦🇺 Australia Prime Minister Anthony Albanese travels to the US and will have a state dinner with US President Joe Biden on Wednesday. Through Thursday – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 EU foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg

🇮🇱 Rate Decision

🇪🇺 October Consumer Confidence


🌎 UN Security Council is expected to open debate on the Middle East – Bloomberg

🛢 Paris-based International Energy Agency releases its world energy outlook annual report – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 European Union expected to unveil plans for wind energy industry – Bloomberg

🌎 October Manufacturing and services PMIs

🇬🇧 October labour market figures (delayed from last week)

🇪🇺 Q3 Eurozone bank lending survey


🇦🇺 Q3 CPI

🇩🇪 October IFO business climate

🇪🇺 September Monetary Developments

🇺🇸 September new home sales

🇨🇦 BOC Meeting

🇺🇸 Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivers brief remarks introducing 2023 Moynihan Prize recipient Alan Blinder at the 2023 Moynihan Lecture in Social Science and Public Policy in Washington – Bloomberg


🇯🇵 The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association holds the Japan Mobility Show 2023 through Nov. 5 – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 EU leaders summit in Brussels, through Friday – Bloomberg

🇹🇷 Rate Decision

🇪🇺 ECB Meeting

🇬🇧 Outgoing Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe speaks on cross-border payments in Washington – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Q3 GDP

🇺🇸 September durable goods

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Christopher Waller delivers opening remarks at the Fed’s Economics of Payments XII Conference – Bloomberg


🇨🇳 September China industrial profits

🇦🇺 Q3 PPI

🇯🇵 October Tokyo CPI

🇪🇸 Q3 GDP

🇪🇺 ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters

🇷🇺 Rate decision

🇺🇸 September personal spending and income,

🇺🇸 October University of Michigan consumer sentiment

🇺🇸 Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr delivers opening remarks at the second day of the Fed’s Economics of Payments XII Conference – Bloomberg





Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar


Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w42

What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w42 (Bloomberg)


*Note: Previous reports can be found here