W Week Ahead

Week Ahead Preview: U.S. PCE Core Inflation; Australia, Japan and Eurozone CPI; China PMIs; Deadline to Avert U.S. Government Shutdown; G-20 Finance Chiefs; RBNZ Meeting; Central Banks’ Speeches

25 February, 2024

From inflation data in the U.S., Australia, Japan and Eurozone to the Chinese PMIs and G-20 finance ministers’ meeting in Brazil, here’s what you need to know about the week ahead.


🇺🇸 Amazon to replace Walgreens Boots in the DJIA index prior to the opening.

🌎 The World Trade Organization hosts its 13th ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi, through Thursday – Bloomberg

🇨🇭 The 2024 Geneva International Motor Show opens, running until the weekend – FT

🇨🇳 China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, is set to commence a two-day meeting to finalize the agenda for the annual meeting starting on March 5 – Nikkei

🇭🇺 🇸🇪 Hungary’s parliament may ratify Sweden’s NATO accession as its spring session gets underway – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 European Union agriculture ministers meet in Brussels amid escalating farmer protests in the bloc – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB President Christine Lagarde participates in plenary debate on ECB annual report in Strasbourg, France – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB governing council member Boris Vujcic speaks at a Bulgarian parliamentary committee on euro adoption – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB governing council member Yannis Stournaras speaks at the University of Liverpool – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE Deputy Governor Sarah Breeden and Chief Economist Huw Pill speak at the Annual Bank of England Agenda for Research (BEAR) Conference – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 January new home sales


🌎 International Energy Week in London through Thursday – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Michigan Republican and Democratic presidential primaries

🇯🇵 January CPI

🇪🇺 January monetary developments

🇬🇧 Retail Consortium’s February Shop Price Index

🇬🇧 BOE Governor Andrew Bailey gives closing remarks at the central bank’s BEAR conference – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden speaks at Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s Bond Trading, Innovation and Evolution Forum – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 January durable goods orders

🇺🇸 February Conf. Board consumer confidence


🌎 G-20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs meet in Sao Paulo, through Thursday – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Hunter Biden to appear before House committees for a deposition.

🇬🇧 FTSE 100 index review. Budget carrier EasyJet is slated to re-enter the UK’s blue-chip index – Bloomberg

🇦🇺 January CPI

🇳🇿 Reserve Bank of New Zealand policy decision and briefing by Governor Adrian Orr

🇪🇺 ECB supervisory board member Elizabeth McCaul gives keynote speech at New York Fed conference on counterparty credit risk management – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 ECB Governing Council member Madis Muller speaks at press conference on Estonian banking sector – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE policymaker Catherine Mann in panel discussion at Financial Times event – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks on policy in Roswell, Georgia – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Boston Fed President Susan Collins gives remarks at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 New York Fed John Williams gives keynote remarks at a Long Island Association event – Bloomberg

🇪🇺 February economic confidence, consumer confidence

🇺🇸 Q4 GDP final estimate


🌎 🇨🇳 MSCI index changes, including the removal of 66 Chinese firms from the MSCI China Index, come into effect at the close – Bloomberg

🇮🇳 Q4 GDP

🇫🇷 February CPI

🇪🇸 February CPI

🇩🇪 February CPI

🇩🇪 Ferbuary unemployment rate

🇺🇸 January personal income and spending

🇺🇸 January PCE Inflation index

🇺🇸 January pending home sales

🇨🇦 December GDP

🇺🇸 Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee speaks on policy at a virtual event – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks at the 2024 Banking Outlook Conference – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks on financial stability and regulation at Columbia University – Bloomberg


🇺🇸 US House funding bill deadline to avert a government shutdown. Congress in January passed a temporary spending bill but lawmakers face several sticking points.

🇨🇳 Official manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs

🌎 February manufacturing PMI

🇪🇺 February CPI

🇪🇺 January unemployment

🇪🇺 ECB policy maker Robert Holzmann speaks at the Austria’s Article IV consultation – Bloomberg

🇬🇧 BOE chief economist Huw Pill speaks at Cardiff University – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 January construction spending

🇺🇸 February ISM manufacturing

🇺🇸 February University of Michigan consumer sentiment

🇺🇸 University of Michigan consumer sentiment

🇺🇸 February light vehicle sales

🇺🇸 Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic speaks on the economic outlook and real estate at an event in Orlando – Bloomberg

🇺🇸 San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly speaks about “AI and the Labor Market” on a panel moderated by Kansas City Fed President Jeffrey Schmid – Bloomberg



Focus on U.S. Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w8

What Happened in the World Economy Last Week – in charts – w8 (Bloomberg)

*Note: Previous reports can be found here