W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w4 (2021)

25 January, 2021


Summary Key Macro Events

⚠ The World Economic Forum will host a virtual Davos Agenda event throughout the week, gathering over 1,500 political and business leaders worldwide. Through Jan. 29. President Xi Jinping addresses the gathering on Monday to discuss China’s pandemic experience and economic recovery. It will be Xi’s second Davos appearance after his debut in 2017 – Nikkei (25)

New CDU leader Armin Laschet holds a news conference after CDU leadership meeting in Berlin on Monday – FT (25)

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will likely pursue efforts to restore his senate majority, with plans for spending EU recovery funds hanging in the balance – Bloomberg (25)

EU foreign affairs ministers are scheduled to discuss current issues affecting the bloc. Turkey will also hold exploratory talks with Greece in Istanbul, seeking to defuse years of conflict over sovereignty and energy rights – Bloomberg (25)

⚠ The IMF releases its latest World Economic Outlook (26)

The ECB’s Philip Lane speaks at a online event in Brussels hosted by the Bruegel think tank, called “In search of a fitting monetary policy: the ECB’s strategy review.” – Bloomberg (27)

Durable Goods Orders for December (27)

The US Federal Open Market Committee concludes its two-day meeting on Wednesday, its first gathering of 2021. (27)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing. The commission is mandated by Congress to report annually on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the U.S. and China, which has been a rocky one lately – Bloomberg (28)

ECB Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel speaks at an LSE event – Bloomberg (28)

4Q GDP 1st estimate (28)

New Home Sales for December (28)

4Q GDP (29)






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