W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w16 (2021)

19 April, 2021

Summary Key Events

🇨🇦 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government releases its first budget in two years (19)

🇺🇸 🇭🇰 U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. politicians, and Hong Kong activists in exile will deliver speeches at HKDC 2021 – Nikkei (19)

🇺🇸 President Biden is scheduled to meet Monday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, all of whom are former governors or mayors, to discuss his $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal – The Hill (19)

🇺🇸 Apple’s first product unveiling of the year, called “Spring Loaded,” will be streamed via Apple’s website (20)

🇺🇸 🇨🇳 The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take up bipartisan legislation to align America’s strategic, economic and diplomatic resources to counter China in the Indo-Pacific – Nikkei (21)

🇨🇦 The Bank of Canada is expected to start tightening its monetary policy and announce plans to pare back its purchase of government bonds – Bloomberg (21)

🇷🇺 Russian President Vladimir Putin makes his annual address to the nation (21)

🇬🇧 CPI For March (21)

🇬🇧 BOE Governor Andrew Bailey delivers a speech on “Diversity and Market Intelligence — Launching Our Meeting Varied People Initiative.” The endeavor aims to better inform decision-making through diversity – Bloomberg (21)

🇬🇧 BOE Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden delivers Wednesday’s keynote speech at U.K. Fintech Week (21)

🇪🇺 The ECB is set to keep its policy unchanged, confirming that asset purchases under its pandemic program will run at a faster pace until June – Bloomberg (22)

🇺🇸 Existing Home Sales for March (22) ➡ I expect a downward surprise ⚠

🇺🇸 🌎 Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders for a virtual check-in on national climate strategies, ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference in November – Nikkei (23)

🇯🇵 🇪🇺 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 Manufacturing & Services PMIs for April (23)

🇷🇺 Bank of Russia rate decision (23)



Focus on Economic Calendar

Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w15

What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w15 (Bloomberg)