W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: French Snap Election; EU-China Talks; China Lawmaking Body Meets; BOJ Minutes; EZ Regional CPIs; Iran Election; Biden/Trump Debate; Central Bankers Speeches

23 June, 2024

From the French snap election to an Iranian election to a China lawmaking body meeting, here’s what you need to know about the week ahead.


China and the European Union agreed to start talks on the bloc’s plans to impose tariffs on electric vehicles imported from the Asian nation. They agreed to begin talks, the statement said without providing details. – Bloomberg

Chinese property developers Kaisa Group Holdings and Shimao face court proceedings in Hong Kong this week over wind-up petitions, amid the country’s relentless real estate crisis. Kaisa’s hearing is scheduled for Monday, while Shimao’s is set for Wednesday – Nikkei

BOJ Minutes

Germany June IFO business climate

ECB Governing Council member Joachim Nagel speaks on panel `The digital euro – trustworthy and unifying,’ in Rome – Bloomberg

ECB Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at 10th anniversary of Single Supervisory Mechanism in Paris – Bloomberg

ECB Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel speaks on a panel at Tag der Indusrie in Berlin – Bloomberg

UK Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch and her Labour counterpart Jonathan Reynolds go head-to-head in a live televised debate ahead of the July 4 vote – Bloomberg

Fed Governor Christopher Waller gives opening remarks at International Journal of Central Banking Annual Research Conference 2024 in Italy – Bloomberg

Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee appears on CNBC

San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly gives remarks on monetary policy and the economy, followed by a moderated Q&A – Bloomberg


The National People’s Congress Standing Committee convenes in Beijing for a four-day session – Nikkei

EU General Affairs Council meets in Luxembourg – Bloomberg

France: TV debate ahead of voting in the French parliamentary elections, pitching Prime Minister Gabriel Attal against National Rally president Jordan Bardella and left-wing alliance leader Manuel Bompard – FT

ECB Governing Council member Yannis Stournaras speaks at Hellenic Bank Association’s AGM in Athens – Bloomberg

ECB Governing Council member Joachim Nagel gives speech on digitization in Frankfurt – Bloomberg

U.S. June Conference Board Consumer Confidence

Fed Governor Michelle Bowman gives speech on US monetary policy and bank capital reform in London – Bloomberg

Fed Governor Lisa Cook speaks at the Economic Club of New York – Bloomberg

Fed Governor Michelle Bowman gives keynote remarks followed by a Q&A at the Midwest Cyber Workshop – Bloomberg


Australia CPI

ECB Governing Council Member Mario Centeno speaks on a panel and delivers a speech at the UBS 30th Reserve Management Seminar – Bloomberg

Bank of Finland’s 3rd International Monetary Policy Conference on Monetary Policy in Low and High Inflation Environments. ECB policy makers Olli Rehn, Fabio Panetta, Philip Lane and Martins Kazaks, as well as Denmark’s Signe Krogstrup, will speak – Bloomberg

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Keir Starmer in a BBC debate – Bloomberg 

U.S. May new home sales

Federal Reserve publishes its annual bank stress test results – FT


China May industrial profits

Eurozone May monetary developments

Eurozone June economic confidence, consumer confidence

ECB Governing Council member Peter Kazimir holds press conference on economic and monetary developments in Slovakia – Bloomberg

Bank of England releases its financial stability report

Sweden rate decision

Turkey rate decision

U.S. May durable goods

U.S. Q1 GDP (last estimate)

CNN hosts the first television presidential debate of the presidential election campaign, between the incumbent Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump – FT


Iran holds a snap presidential election following the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. A runoff is scheduled for July 5 if none of the candidates gain more than 50% of the vote – Bloomberg

Japan June Tokyo CPI

France June CPI

Germany June unemployment rate

Italy June CPI

ECB May CPI expectations

ECB Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks at Global Interdependence Center conference in Paris – Bloomberg

U.S. May PCE inflation index

U.S. May spending and income,

U.S. June University of Michigan consumer sentiment

Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin delivers keynote speech followed by a Q&A at the Global Interdependence Center’s conference in Paris – Bloomberg

Fed Governor Michelle Bowman participates in moderated conversation – Bloomberg


New York Fed President John Williams speaks on a panel at an event hosted by the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland – Bloomberg

China June official PMIs

French Snap Election (1st round)




*EU-China Talks

*French Snap Election (1st round)


Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w25


What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w25 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here