W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: BOJ Meeting; RBA, BOK, BOC Minutes; U.K. and Japan CPI; Central Banks’ Speeches

17 December, 2023

From the BOJ interest rate decision to U.K., Japanese CPI to a European Union conference on fiscal policy, here’s what you need to know about the week ahead.


🇪🇬 Final results due from Egypt’s Dec. 10-12 election

🇺🇸 Nasdaq 100 index annual reconstitution is effective before market opening

🇩🇪 December IFO business climate

🇪🇺 ECB holds biennial conference on fiscal policy and EMU governance, with Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel and chief economist Philip Lane chairing panels. Through Tuesday – Bloomberg

ECB Governing Council member Boris Vujcic joins panel at event organized by EP office in Zagreb on Decade of opportunities and new challenges – Bloomberg

ECB Governing Council member Pierre Wunsch speaks at event presenting Belgian central bank’s economic forecasts – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent makes speech at London Business School – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee is interviewed on CNBC

🇺🇸 December NAHB


🌎 G7 finance ministers and central bank governors hold virtual meeting – Bloomberg

🇦🇺 RBA Minutes

🇰🇷 BOK Minutes

🇯🇵 BOJ Meeting

🇪🇺 Lithuanian central bank Governor Gediminas Simkus hold news conference on economy in Vilnius – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Kazimir holds press conference on Slovak economic outlook – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Boris Vujcic holds year-end press conference in Zagreb – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 Bank of England deputy governor Sarah Breeden addresses IIF policy series – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak appears before Parliament’s powerful Liaison Committee – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 November housing starts and building permits

🇺🇸 Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic addresses Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta.

🇨🇦 November CPI


🇨🇳 Prime Rates

🇯🇵 November trade data

🇳🇿 New Zealand issues half-year economic and fiscal update.

🇬🇧 November CPI and PPI

🇪🇺 December consumer confidence

🇪🇺 ECB chief economist Philip Lane speaks on “The Euro Area Outlook” in Dublin – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 November existing home sales

🇺🇸 December Conference Board consumer confidence

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee is interviewed on Fox News – Bloomberg

🇨🇦 BOC Minutes


🇮🇹 Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni holds year-end press conference – Bloomberg

🇹🇷 Turkey’s central bank meeting

🇪🇺 ECB’s Chief Economist Philip Lane takes part in policy panel at Central Bank Winter Workshop in Dublin – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Q3 GDP final estimate


🇯🇵 November CPI

🇬🇧 Novmber retail sales

🇺🇸 November personal income and spending

🇺🇸 November PCE, PCE Inflation

🇺🇸 November new home sales

🇺🇸 November durable goods orders

🇺🇸 December University of Michigan consumer sentiment index



Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w50

What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w50 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here