W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w3 (2021)

18 January, 2021


Summary Key Macro Events

U.S. equity and bond markets are closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (18)

Euro-area finance ministers meet, with a full gathering of the EU ministers following on Jan. 19, to discuss the implementation of the recovery fund – Bloomberg (18)

Prime minister Giuseppe Conte faces a parliamentary vote on his future on Tuesday after former prime minister Matteo Renzi’s small Italia Viva party resigned from the coalition government – FT (19)

The European Commission will circulate a plan for coordination on vaccinesacross the bloc – Bloomberg (19)

Janet Yellen is expected to affirm the U.S.’s commitment to market-determined exchange rates when she testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday, and she will make clear the U.S. doesn’t seek a weaker dollar for competitive advantage – WSJ (19)

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress will hold a three-day meeting to revise legislation on legal aid, wetland protection, and the creation of a financial court in Beijing, among other laws – Nikkei (20)

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress meets – Bloomberg (20)

CPI for December (20)

The European Commission is due to present its update on plans to boost the international role of the euro – Bloomberg (20)

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th U.S. president Wednesday at noon in Washington – Nikkei (20)

Huawei’s former budget smartphone brand will launch the new V40 smartphone – Nikkei (21)

BOJ Meeting (21)

ECB Meeting (21)

Housing Starts and Building Permits for December (21)

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, China’s most powerful graft buster, holds its annual meeting from Friday to Sunday – Nikkei (22)

Manufacturing and Services PMIs for January (22)

Existing Home Sales for December (22)






Focus on Economic Calendar



Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w2


What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w2 (Bloomberg)