W Week Ahead

Week Ahead – w9 (2021)

01 March, 2021
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Summary Key Macro Events

The focus of US president Joe Biden’s plan for $1.9tn in additional pandemic aid will turn to Senate consideration this week – FT (from 1)

ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos and Governing Council members Gabriel Makhlouf and Francois Villeroy de Galhau speak at an online conference on macroprudential regulation – Bloomberg (1)

New York Fed President John Williams speaks at a virtual conference hosted by his bank. Fed Presidents Raphael Bostic (Atlanta), Loretta Mester (Cleveland) and Neel Kashkari (Minneapolis) take part in a virtual panel discussion on racism and the economy, with a focus on housing – Bloomberg (1)

ISM Manufacturing for February (1)

CPI for February (2)

Fed Governor Lael Brainard takes part in a virtual discussion hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly speaks to the Economic Club of New York – Bloomberg (2)

Rishi Sunak, the U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivers his budget to Parliament. He could raise the corporation tax to help fund some of the massive spending accrued during the pandemic – Bloomberg (3)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with state leaders to discuss the possibility of loosening pandemic curbs further if contagion rates allow – Bloomberg (3)

Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker takes part in a virtual discussion on an equitable workforce. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans discusses the economic outlook during a virtual event hosted by the CFA Society Chicago – Bloomberg (3)

ISM Services for February (3)

OPEC+ holds a ministerial meeting, via video conference, to decide whether to provide more crude to the market in April (4)

The annual meeting of the Chinese National People’s Congress begins on Friday in Beijing, with highlights including deliberation and approval of the new five-year economic plan. The meeting will be preceded on Thursday by the opening of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which includes academics, business leaders and other nongovernment figures – Nikkei (5)

Employment Report for February (5)






Focus on Economic Calendar


Top 10 Macro/Financial Charts of the Previous Week – w8


What happened in the World Economy last Week – in charts – w8 (Bloomberg)