W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w42

12 October, 2020

Summary Key Macro Events

The U.S. State Department has until Monday to submit to Congress a report on foreign individuals, entities and financial institutions that contribute to China’s curtailing of Hong Kong’s autonomy. (12)

Senior military commanders of India and China meet on Monday to discuss ways to disengage from a monthslong standoff along their disputed border in the Himalayas. (12)

The IMF and the World Bank annual meetings kick off on Monday in a virtual setting with panellists including central bankers, chief executives and government officials. (12)

Prime minister Boris Johnson is set to announce in the House of Commons a new set of rules for local lockdowns with areas graded in three tiers: medium, high and very high risk. (12)

Brexit alks to resume on Monday ahead of key EU summit on Thursday (12) & (15)

The central body of China’s National People’s Congress will meet this week to finalize revisions of several bills, including the National Flag Law and the National Emblem Law. (13)

The IMF is set to release its World Economic Outlook on Tuesday, which is expected to dissect the economic impact of lockdowns and revise its growth projections for 2021 that were outlined in June. (13)

CPI for August (13)

Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairmen Richard Clarida and Randal Quarles are scheduled to speak Wednesday and Thursday at an Institute of International Finance event that takes place on the virtual sidelines of the IMF meetings. (14) & (15)

The European Council summit is due to start on Thursday. (15)

The US Senate will hold the final hearing on the Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday. (15)

Retail Sales for September (16)

Industrial Production for September (16)




Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Wells Fargo will report on Wednesday (14)

Morgan Stanley reports on Thursday, followed by Bank of New York Mellon the day after. (15) & (16)





Focus on Economic Calendar



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