W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: FOMC Beige Book; Central Banks’ Speeches; Chinese Data; Japanese CPI; Putin to China

15 October, 2023

From Beige Book to Powell’s speech to Chinese data and and a slate of corporate earnings reports, here’s what you need to follow for the week ahead.


🇷🇺 🇨🇳 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits China through Wednesday – Bloomberg

🇨🇳 China medium-term lending facility rate

🇺🇸 🇪🇺 US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen meets with euro-area finance ministers in Luxembourg.

🇦🇺 Reserve Bank of Australia’s Brad Jones speaks at AFR Cryptocurrency Summit.

🇪🇺 ECB governing council member François Villeroy de Galhau speaks at Fintech forum in Paris – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council Pablo Hernández de Cos speaks at Universidad de Alicante event – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 October Rightmove House Price Index

🇬🇧 BOE chief economist Huw Pill speaks at OMFIF Economic and Monetary Policy Institute – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 Bank of England Deputy Governor for prudential regulation Sam Woods speaks at the City Banquet, Mansion House – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 October Empire Manufacturing index

🇺🇸 Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker speaks at Mortgage Bankers Association event in Philadelphia.

🇺🇸 US District Judge Tanya Chutkan set to hear arguments on government’s request for limits on what former President Donald Trump can say publicly about election obstruction case – Bloomberg


🇨🇳 🌎 Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts world leaders at the Belt and Road Initiative forum in Beijing through Wednesday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to attend – Bloomberg

🇩🇪 October ZEW survey expectations

🇪🇺 Joint European Central Bank/IMF policy and research conference in Frankfurt. ECB vice president Luis de Guindos gives dinner speech; ECB governing council member Klaas Knot also speaks – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB governing council member Mario Centeno makes opening remarks at a conference in Lisbon about central banks’ sanctioning powers – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB’s Holzmann Speaks – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Coucnil member Joachim Nagel gives speech “Germany: basically healthy, but challenged” in Berlin.

🇬🇧 August/September monthly unemployment rate and average weekly earnings figures

🇬🇧 BOE policy maker Swati Dhingra is part of an inflation and cost of living panel at the Royal Economic Society Summit – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 September retail sales and industrial production,

🇺🇸 New York Fed President John Williams moderates discussion with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger at Economic Club of New York – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Michelle Bowman speaks about responsible innovation in money and payments at the Harvard Law School Program on International Financial Systems Roundtable on Central Bank Digital Currency – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin speaks to the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari speaks in a moderated discussion at the 15th Annual Rothenberger Lecture, University of Minnesota Medical School, on the intersection of healthcare and the economy – Bloomberg


🇨🇳 Q3 GDP

🇨🇳 September retail sales and industrial production

🇦🇺 RBA Governor Michele Bullock speaks at AFSA annual summit in Sydney – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 September CPI and PPI

🇺🇸 September housing starts and building permits

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Christopher Waller speaks about the economic outlook at the European Economics and Financial Centre’s Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 New York Fed President John Williams participates in a moderated discussion at Queens College – Boomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Michelle Bowman delivers welcoming remarks at a Fed Listens event at the Richmond Fed – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin delivers opening remarks and speaks at a Fed Listens event hosted by the bank – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 FOMC Beige Book

🇺🇸 Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker speaks at event at Philadelphia Fed – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Governor Lisa Cook speaks about the evolution of the Fed’s mandate at the Louis E. Martin Awards Ceremony at the 2023 Future of Black Communities Summit – Bloomberg


🇨🇳 September property prices

🇺🇸 October Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook

🇺🇸 September existing home sales, leading index

🇺🇸 Fed Vice Chair Philip Jefferson delivers welcoming remarks at the Fed’s 18th Central Bank Conference on the Microstructure of Financial Markets – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks at the Economic Club of New York – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee speaks at Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Business Day – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Fed Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr speaks about stress testing at the 2023 Federal Reserve Stress Testing Research Conference at the Boston Fed – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks on policy and inequality at the New School in New York – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker speaks at CFA society in Philadelphia – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Dallas Fed President Lorie Logan speaks at a Money Marketeers of New York University event – Bloomberg


🇯🇵 Japan parliament extraordinary session – Nikkei

🇯🇵 September CPI

🇬🇷 S&P may become first of big three ratings agencies to give investment grade status to Greece – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 September retail sales

🇺🇸 🇪🇺 President Joe Biden hosts the EU’s Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel in Washington – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker speaks at Risk Management Association event in Philadelphia – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks on the outlook for the economy and monetary policy at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research – Bloomberg



Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar


Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w41

What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w40 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here