W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: BOE, BOJ, FED, RBA and SNB Meetings; U.S. Housing Data; U.K. CPI; Chinese Monthly Data; Central Banks’ Speeches

17 March, 2024

From interest rate decisions in the U.S., Japan, the U.K. and elsewhere to the Chinese monthly data, here’s what you need to know about the week ahead.


🇨🇳 Jan.-Feb. industrial production, retail sales, fixed assets ⚠

🇪🇺 February Final CPI

🇬🇧 Rightmove March House Price Index. Also, UK Finance publishes its monthly card-spending statistics – FT

🇪🇺 European Central Bank Governing Council member and Bank of Portugal Governor Mario Centeno speaks at the Generation Euro awards ceremony – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 March NAHB index


🇺🇸 🇵🇭 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be in Manila to meet with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., as the two countries seek to bolster relations amid flaring tensions in the South China Sea – Nikkei

🌎 Gaming industry leaders across Asia will convene in Manila for their annual gathering, a key platform for networking within the sector – Nikkei

🇯🇵 BOJ Meeting ⚠ (Preview)

🇦🇺 RBA Meeting

🇩🇪 February Zew

🇪🇺 European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos speaks at event in Madrid – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s Hernandez de Cos speaks in Madrid – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 February housing starts and building permits ⚠

🇨🇦 February CPI

🇺🇸 US Democratic and Republican presidential primary voting in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas and Ohio


🇨🇳 China loan prime rates – Bloomberg

🇩🇪 February PPI

🇪🇺 March consumer confidence

🇬🇧 February CPI and PPI ⚠

🇪🇺 ECB President Christine Lagarde speaks at Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability conference in Frankfurt. ECB chief economist Philip Lane and Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel are also scheduled to speak – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s De Cos Speaks in Frankfurt – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Robert Holzmann makes opening remarks at Austrian National Bank seminar on nuclear energy – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council members Joachim Nagel and Francois Villeroy de Galhau participate in panel on future of European finance in Saarbrücken, Germany – Bloomberg

🇨🇦 Bank of Canada releases summary of deliberations from March 6 policy meeting – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Meeting ⚠


🇹🇼 Rate decision

🇪🇺 🇺🇦 European Union summit in Brussels; officials will discuss continued support for Ukraine, security and defense, and the unfolding situation in the Middle East. Through Friday – Bloomberg ⚠

🌎 March Global Manufacturing and Services PMIs ⚠

🇪🇺 ECB Publishes Economic Bulletin

🇨🇭 SNB Meeting

🇳🇴 Norges Bank Meeting

🇹🇷 CBRT Meeting

🇬🇧 BOE Meeting ⚠

🇲🇽 Rate decision

🇺🇸 March Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook

🇺🇸 February Existing Home Sales ⚠

🇺🇸 Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr participates in a fireside chat in Ann Arbor, MI with students and faculty called “A View from the Fed.” – Bloomberg


🇯🇵 February CPI ⚠

🇦🇺 Reserve Bank of Australia issues financial stability review – Bloomberg

🇩🇪 February IFO ⚠

🇬🇧 February retail sales

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Joachim Nagel participates in MNI online event – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Robert Holzmann speaks at presentation of Austrian National Bank annual report – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s Centeno Speaks at Press Conference in Lisbon – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Joachim Nagel goves welcome speech at `The Future of Digitalization and Finance’ event in Frankfurt – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB chief economist Philip Lane delivers lecture on inflation in Marseilles, France – Bloomberg

🇷🇺 Rate decision

🇺🇸 The Federal Reserve Board hosts a Fed Listens event in Washington on transitioning to the post-pandemic economy. Opening remarks from Chair Jerome Powell. Vice Chair Philip Jefferson and Governor Michelle Bowman will each moderate conversations with leaders from various organizations – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr participates in a virtual event on International Economic and Monetary Design – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic participates in moderated conversation at Household Finance Conference in Atlanta – Bloomberg



*Focus on BOJ

*Focus on BOE

Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

*Focus on Fed

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w11

What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w11 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here