W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: FED and BOE Meetings; U.S. Employment Report; Treasury Quarterly Refunding; Eurozone CPI; Chinese Data; IMF WEO Update

28 January, 2024

From Federal Reserve and Bank of England meetings to the U.S. Employment Report, the U.S. Treasury quarterly refunding and batch of corporate earnings, here’s what you need to know about the week ahead.


🇭🇰 🇨🇳 Hong Kong’s High Court will hear a winding-up petition for troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande Group – Nikkei

🇸🇬 Monetary Authority of Singapore announces monetary policy decision, the first under new leadership – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos is interviewed on Spain’s Radio Nacional – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos speaks at Investment Outlook conference organized by Citi Private Bankin Madrid – Bloomberg

🇨🇭 Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan interviewed on SRF TV – Bloomberg


🇯🇵 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to give policy speech following opening of parliament – Bloomberg

🇫🇷 🇸🇪 French President Emmanuel Macron visits Sweden, through Wednesday – Bloomberg

🇫🇷 Prime Minister Gabriel Attal delivers his general policy speech at the National Assembly in Paris – FT

🇪🇺 EU defense ministers’ informal meeting in Brussels, through Wednesday – Bloomberg

🌎 IMF World Economic Outlook Update

🇫🇷 Q4 GDP

🇮🇹 Q4 GDP

🇩🇪 Q4 GDP

🇪🇺 Q4 GDP

🇪🇺 January Eurozone economic confidence

🇪🇺 Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel speaks at IfW Institute economic forum – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB board members Boris Vujcic and Philip Lane speak at a central bank conference in Zagreb, Croatia, on “One Year with Euro.” – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Bostjan Vasle speaks at IMF Slovenia mission press conference in Ljubljana – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Joachim Nagel speaks at New Economy Forum in Berlin – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 🇪🇺 US-EU Trade and Technology Council meeting in Washington – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 January Consumer Confidence Board

🇺🇸 December JOLTS Job Openings


🇯🇵 BOJ issues summary of opinions from January policy meeting.

🇨🇳 January non-manufacturing PMI, manufacturing PMI

🇪🇺 🇷🇺 EU economic sanctions against Russia, first introduced in 2014 over military action against Ukraine, are due to expire, unless extended again – FT

🇫🇷 January CPI

🇩🇪 December Retail Sales

🇩🇪 January unemployment

🇩🇪 January CPI

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Mario Centeno speaks about `A vision about the Portuguese banking system and its challenges’ at a conference in Lisbon – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 European Central Bank chief economist Philip Lane speaks in Rome – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 January ADP employment report

🇺🇸 Q4 employment cost index

🇺🇸 US Treasury quarterly refunding. Officials to announce plans for auctions of 3-year notes, 10-year notes and 30-year bonds and other borrowing plans – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 FOMC meeting

🇧🇷 Banco Central do Brasil Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) rate-setting decision


🇨🇳 January Caixin manufacturing PMI

🇮🇳 India’s finance minister will present an interim budget for 2024-25 – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 European Union leaders meet in Brussels for a special summit to discuss aid to Ukraine – Bloomberg

🇫🇷 France expected to raise residential power consumption tax.

🌎 S&P Global Manufacturing PMI

🇪🇺 December unemployment rate

🇪🇺 January CPI

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Mario Centeno speaks in Lisbon – Bloomberg

🇸🇪 Swedish Riksbank rate decision

🇬🇧 BOE Meeting

🇺🇸 December construction spending

🇺🇸 January ISM Manufacturing


🇪🇺 EU foreign ministers hold informal meeting in Brussels, through Feb. 3 – Bloomberg

🇩🇪 German lawmakers hold final votes on revised 2024 federal budget – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council Member Mario Centeno speaks at monetary policy roundtable in London – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 Bank of England chief economist Huw Pill speaks at Monetary Policy Report agency briefing – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 January employment report

🇺🇸 January Final U. of Michigan consumer sentiment

🇺🇸 December factory orders



Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w4

What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w4 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here