W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: BOE and RBA Meetings; Fed and BOC Loan Officer Surveys; BOJ and ECB Minutes; Xi Tours Europe

05 May, 2024

From the BOE and RBA meetings to the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s European tour to the BOJ and ECB Minutes, here’s what you need to know for the week ahead.


🇨🇳 April Caixin services PMI

🇪🇺 Eurozone S&P Global Services PMI

🇪🇺 March PPI

🇪🇺 ECB’s Gediminas Simkus, Madis Müller, Boštjan Vasle, Boris Vujčić speak at a Vienna initiative forum in Vilnius – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s Villeroy Speaks at BIS Innovation Summit – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s Nagel, Panetta, RBI’s Das Speak at BIS Innovation Summit – Bloomberg

🇨🇭 Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan speaks on digital currency at Bank for International Settlements in Basel – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed issues senior loan officer survey on bank lending practices ⚠

🇺🇸 Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin speaks on economic outlook in Columbia, South Carolina – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 New York Fed President John Williams participates in fireside chat at Milken Institute global conference – Bloomberg


🇦🇺 RBA meeting ⚠

🇨🇳 April forex reserves

🇩🇪 March factory orders

🇪🇺 March retail sales

🇷🇺 Russian President Vladimir Putin is inaugurated for a fifth term – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s De Cos, MAS’s Chia, HKMA’s Yue Speak at BIS Summit – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE policy maker Jonathan Hall speaks on AI at the University of Exeter – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 March consumer credit

🇺🇸 Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari participates in a fireside chat at Milken Institute global conference.


🇩🇪 March industrial production

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Pierre Wunsch gives speech at Frankfurt School of Economics – Bloomberg

🇸🇪 Sweden rate decision

🇺🇸 Vice Chair Philip Jefferson participates in a moderated discussion on careers in economics – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Boston Fed President Susan Collins will provide remarks to MIT students followed by a fireside discussion – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Lisa Cook discusses Fed’s semi-annual financial stability report at an event hosted by Brookings Institution – Bloomberg


🇨🇳 April trade data

🇯🇵 BOJ Minutes

🇪🇺 ECB Executive Board member Piero Cipollone speaks at seminar organized by CONSOB in Rome – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos speaks at Panel Cívico organized by Asociación Panel Cívico in Madrid – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE Chief Economist Huw Pill delivers a virtual Q&A on the monetary policy report – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE releases decision maker panel survey on inflation expectations – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE Meeting

🇺🇸 San Francisco Fed Governor Mary Daly participates in a fireside chat at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center – Bloomberg


🇮🇷 Iran holds a second round of parliamentary elections – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Executive Board member Piero Cipollone discusses digital euro at CXVI Meeting of Central Bank Governors of the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies in Madrid – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Minutes

🇬🇧 BOE Chief Economist Huw Pill speaks at Monetary Policy Committee agency briefing – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 Bank of England’s Swati Dhingra delivers closing remarks at Kings College London Econdat Conference 2024 – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 May U. of Michigan consumer sentiment

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Michelle Bowman speaks on financial stability risks at the Texas Bankers Association Annual Convention – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed’s Lorie Logan speaks in a moderated Q&A to the Louisiana Bankers Association Annual Conference in New Orleans – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee speaks in moderated Q&A at Economic Club of Minnesota luncheon – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr gives commencement speech for American University School of Public Affairs Graduation – Bloomberg

🇨🇦 Bank of Canada issues senior loan officer survey




Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar


Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w18

What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w18 (Bloomberg)


*Note: Previous reports can be found here