W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w11 (2021)

15 March, 2021
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Summary Key Macro Events

⚠ The World Health Organization plans to release its report on the origins of the coronavirus this week (from 15)

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken and Defense Secretary Austin arrive in Tokyo on Monday night, ahead of a full Tuesday of so-called 2+2 meetings with their Japanese counterparts – Nikkei (from 15)

Eurozone finance ministers meet this week to discuss the impact and structural changes brought by the pandemic. They will also consider exchange rate and inflation developments as they prepare for the bloc’s March summit as well as the IMF, World Bank and G20 meetings – FT (from 15)

Retail Sales for February (16)

Industrial Production for February (16)

A bill that would ban opposition politicians from holding office will be introduced in Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday – Nikkei (17)

Semicon China will take place on Wednesday to Friday in Shanghai – Nikkei (from 17)

The Netherlands holds a general election for the 150-seat lower house of parliament (17)

⚠ International Energy Agency’s monthly Oil Market Report is published in Paris (17)

Housing Starts and Building Permits for February (17)

FOMC meeting (17)

⚠ Economic Club of New York hosts a webinar with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky (18)

BOE Meeting (18)

ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos speaks at conference on the EU’s bank crisis management and deposit insurance framework. Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel speaks at a Rotary Club event – Bloomberg (18)

⚠ Quadruple witching: market index futures, market index options, stock options and stock futures expire, usually resulting in increased volatility as large derivative positions roll over – Bloomberg (19)

The U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission presents its annual report to Congress on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the U.S. and China – Bloomberg (19)

The Bank of Japan will release a review of its quantitative easing policy after a two-day board meeting through Friday – Nikkei (19)

The extended state of emergency covering Tokyo and its neighboring prefectures is due to end on Sunday, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to decide and announce on Friday whether a third extension is necessary – Nikkei (19)






Focus on Economic Calendar


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