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The Week Ahead 17th Sep 2018
Published: 09/16/2018

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Main events in focus for this week are European and UK Consumer Price Index figures, Bank of Japan (BoJ) Interest Rate Decision and Monetary Policy Statement.

Monday at 10am Eurozone Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August is due for release.  Market expectations are for the European inflation figure to show 2% for YoY and 0.2% from previously published -0.3% MoM. This data could increase volatility in European equities and also EUR currency crosses.   

Tuesday at 2.30am Reserve Bank of Australia meeting minutes are published. The minutes are always published two weeks after the interest rate decision and are closely watched for any changes in differences of view during the recent policy discussion. This data could impact volatility in Australian Equities and also AUD currency crosses.

Wednesday at 3.00am Bank of Japan (BoJ) Interest Rate Decision and Monetary Policy Statement are scheduled for release. Market expectations are for no change to current rate levels. This data could increase volatility in Japanese equities and also JPY currency crosses.

Wednesday at 9.30am UK Retail Price Index, Producer Price Index (PPI) and also Consumer Price Index (CPI) data is scheduled for release. Market Expectations for CPI data is to show an increase to 2.7% YoY from previously published 2.5% and Core CPI forecasts are pointing to 2.1% figure from previously published 1.9%. This data could impact volatility in UK Equities and also GBP currency crosses.

Thursday at 9.30am UK Retail Sales are due for release. Market forecasts are for the figure to show 2.8% YoY from previously published 3.7%. This data could impact volatility in UK equities and also GBP currency crosses.

 

Friday at 1.30pm Canada Retail Sales and Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of August are due for release. Market expectations are for the CPI figure to show 2.8% YoY from previously published 3%. This data could increase volatility in Canadian equities and also CAD currency crosses.   

 

 

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