W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w7 (2021)

15 February, 2021
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Summary Key Macro Events

The World Health Organization is likely to issue an emergency use listing for the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine this week, possibly as early as Monday – FT (15)

U.S. celebrates its Presidents’ Day holiday. Financial markets are closed. (15)

U.K. quarantine restrictions tighten for arrivals from nations on a government “red list.” (15)

Euro-area finance ministers discuss the international role of the euro and macro-economic developments during the pandemic – Bloomberg (15)

Euro-area finance ministers discuss the bloc’s current economic situation and outlook based on the European Commission’s winter forecast – Bloomberg (16)

The People’s Bank of China will end a weeklong trial of digital currency payments Wednesday, after some 50,000 residents in the capital received 200 yuan ($31) each via lottery – Nikkei (17)

German political parties hold their traditional Ash Wednesday meetings – Bloomberg (17)

Retail Sales for January (17)

Industrial Production for January (17)

FOMC Meeting Minutes (17)

The U.S. House Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on recent Reddit-fueled stock volatility, likely putting hedge funds and firms such as Robinhood Markets on the hotseat. Executives from Robinhood, Melvin Capital and Citadel are expected to testify – Bloomberg (18)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host fellow Group of Seven leaders for a virtual meeting on Friday – Nikkei (19)

Manufacturing and Services PMIs (19)

Existing Home Sales for January (19)






Focus on Economic Calendar


Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w6


What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w6 (Bloomberg)