W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: FOMC and ECB Minutes; Flash PMIs; Eurozone Indicator of Negotiated Wages; German Economic Outlook; Central Banks’ Speeches

18 February, 2024

From the FOMC & ECB Minutes to the flash PMIs and corporate earnings including Nvidia, here’s what you need to know about the week ahead.


🇨🇳 Mainland China markets reopen after Lunar New Year holidays

🇺🇸 Presidents’ Day holiday in the US; financial markets are closed.

🇸🇦 The third Saudi Capital Market Forum brings together issuers, investors, and other market participants. Through Tuesday, in Riyadh – Bloomberg

🇺🇦 Japanese government hosts conference in Tokyo to promote Ukraine’s economic reconstruction – Bloomberg


🌏 The biennial Singapore Airshow, Asia’s most influential aerospace and defense exhibition. Through Wednesday – Bloomberg

🇵🇱 Polish farmers are expected to stage blockades of all border crossings with Ukraine and ports at Baltic Sea – Bloomberg

🇨🇳 Loan prime rates

🇪🇺 January new car registrations

🇪🇺 European Central Bank publishes euro-area indicator of negotiated wage rates at a time President Christine Lagarde has shown a close focus on salary growth – Bloomberg ⚠

🇬🇧 Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent and external rate-setters Megan Greene and Swati Dhingra testify to Treasury Committee hearing on the February Monetary Policy Committee Report – Bloomberg

🇨🇦 January CPI


🇺🇸 🇨🇳 US House China Committee chair Mike Gallagher leads delegation to Taiwan in show of support for Lai Ching-te ahead of his May inauguration as president – Bloomberg

🌎G-20 foreign ministers meet in Rio de Janeiro through Thursday. Russia’s Sergei Lavrov is expected to attend – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 February consumer confidence

🇩🇪 German Economy Minister Habeck presents annual economic report with updated forecasts; German Finance Minister Lindner takes government questions in parliament – Bloomberg ⚠

🇪🇺 ECB governing council holds non-policy meeting in Frankfurt – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 Bank of England policy maker Swati Dhingra speaks at a Market News event – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic gives welcoming remarks at the Airports Council International CFO Summit in Atlanta – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 FOMC Minutes ⚠


🌎 S&P Global Manufacturing and Services PMIs ⚠

🇰🇷 South Korea rate decision

🇪🇺 Informal meeting of EU economic and finance ministers in Ghent, Belgium, through Feb. 24. Former ECB head Mario Draghi joins to present some elements of his report on European competitiveness to be published in June – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB minutes ⚠

🇬🇧 BOE policy maker Megan Green speaks at a Kroll South Africa event in Johannesburg – Bloomberg

🇹🇷 Turkey rate decision

🇺🇸 January existing home sales

🇺🇸 Federal Reserve Vice Chair Philip Jefferson gives remarks and sits for Q&A session at Peterson Institute for International Economics event – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Michelle Bowman speaks at the Exchequer Club luncheon in Washington, D.C. – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker gives speech on economic outlook in Newark, Delaware – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Lisa Cook speaks at a Princeton University conference – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari participates in a panel on the economic outlook – Bloomberg


🇯🇵 The Emperor’s Birthday. Public holiday

🇨🇳 January property prices

🇩🇪 February IFO business climate

🇩🇪 Q4 GDP (final estimate)

🇪🇺 ECB publishes 1- and 3-Year inflation expectations survey – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB executive board member Isabel Schnabel lectures on inflation at Bocconi University in Milan – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel speaks at presentation of 2023 financial statements – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE’s Megan Greene speaks at Kroll South Africa event in Cape Town – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Christopher Waller speaks on the economic outlook at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Monetary Policy Report – FT


🇺🇸 South Carolina Republican primary election



Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w7

What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w7 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here