W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: BOJ Meeting; U.S. GDP; ECB Speakers; Global PMIs; Philippines and U.S. Drills

21 April, 2024

From BOJ Meeting to the Global PMIs to the Philippine-U.S. Drills and Quarterly Earnings Data, here’s what you need to know about the week ahead.


🌏 Philippines and US military forces commence annual war games near Taiwan and South China Sea, where Manila and Beijing are embroiled in territorial dispute. Through May 10 – Bloomberg

🇨🇳 China loan prime rates

🇹🇼 March export orders

🇪🇺 EU foreign affairs ministers meet in Luxembourg to discuss Ukraine and Middle East – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 April consumer confidence

🇪🇺 Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau presents annual letter to French President – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at conference in Paris on climate finance – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB President Christine Lagarde speaks at Yale University – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE regulatory policy maker Nathanaël Benjamin delivers keynote speech at Bloomberg private equity conference in London – Bloomberg

🇨🇦 Bank of Canada issues quarterly market participants survey – Bloomberg


🇬🇧 UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to visit Germany and Poland through Wednesday – Bloomberg

🌎 Global Manufacturing and Services PMI

🇪🇺 ECB’s Panetta Speaks in Rome – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s Nagel Speaks in Berlin – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE policy maker Jonathan Haskel speaks on inflation expectations at an occasional econometrics seminar series at the Centre for Econometric Analysis – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE chief economist Huw Pill makes speech at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in London – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 March New Home Sales


🇩🇪 April IFO business climate

🇪🇺 Bank of Spain Chief de Cos Speak at Supervision Conference – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 Bundesbank Chief Nagel Speaks on Central Bank Money – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 Bank of France Chief Villeroy Speaks at Supervision Conference – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Executive Board members Piero Cipollone and Isabel Schnabel speak in Frankfurt – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 March Durable Goods Orders

🇨🇦 BOC Minutes


🇨🇳 2024 Auto China held in Beijing, one of the automotive industry’s premier events – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Boris Vujcic speaks at banking conference in Opatija, Croatia – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s Challenges for Monetary Policy Transmission in a Changing World (CHaMP) conference in Frankfurt, through Friday. Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel, Governing Council member Fabio Panetta to speak – Bloomberg

🇨🇭 Swiss National Bank issues first quarter results – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Q1 GDP first estimate

🇺🇸 March pending home sales


🇯🇵 BOJ Meeting

🇪🇺 EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager and the bloc’s top antitrust officials speak at the European Commission’s annual antitrust conference – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB 1-3 Year CPI expectations

🇪🇺 ECB’s Centeno Participates in Panel in Frankfurt – Bloomberg

🇨🇭 Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan speaks in Bern – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 March personal income and spending

🇺🇸 March PCE core deflator

🇺🇸 April U. of Michigan consumer sentiment





Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar


Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w16


What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w16 (Bloomberg)


*Note: Previous reports can be found here