Market moving info – week starting April 11, 2016

Here’s a summary of last week’s market moving news and a look ahead to the data, events and earnings reports that are likely to move the markets in the week starting April 11.

Last week:

  • The US economy could add $4.3 trillion by 2025 if it encourages gender equality in the workplace, a study has found. An increase in female employment to 74% from 64% would add more than $2 trillion to the US economy.
  • The lawyers of a former trader accused of manipulating the Libor interest rate said he only did what his boss told him, without knowing it was wrong.

This week:

Monday, April 11

Europe:

  • Italy industrial production for February.
  • Norway consumer price inflation for March.
  • Russia trade balance for February.

US:

  • None of note.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia home loans for February.
  • China consumer price inflation for March.
  • Japan core machinery orders for February.

Corporate events:

  • Alcoa earnings.

Tuesday, April 12

Europe:

  • Germany consumer price inflation for March.
  • UK consumer price inflation for March.
  • UK retail sales from the British Retail Consortium for March.
  • UK ONS house prices for February.
  • Sweden consumer price inflation for March.

US:

  • NFIB small business optimism for March.
  • Export, import prices for March.
  • Federal budget balance for March.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan bank lending for March.
  • India consumer price inflation for March.
  • India industrial production for February.
  • Brazil retail sales for February.

Corporate events:

  • Fastenal earnings.

Wednesday, April 13

Europe:

  • Eurozone industrial production for February.
  • France consumer price inflation for March.
  • Spain consumer price inflation for March.

US

  • Weekly mortgage applications data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Weekly crude inventories.
  • Core producer price inflation for March.
  • Retail sales for March.
  • Business inventories for February.

Rest of the world:

  • China trade balance for March.
  • Canada central bank interest rate decision.
  • Australia consumer sentiment for April.

Corporate events:

  • Gerresheimer, Tesco, JPMorgan Chase earnings.

Thursday, April 14

Europe:

  • Eurozone consumer price inflation for March.
  • Italy consumer price inflation for March.
  • Bank of England monetary policy meeting.
  • UK RICS house prices for March.
  • Russia foreign exchange reserves.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.
  • Consumer price inflation for March.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia unemployment rate for March.
  • Canada new housing index for February.
  • India wholesale price inflation for March.
  • Foreign investments in Japanese stocks.
  • South Africa gold production for February.

Corporate events:

  • Casino Guichard, Sodexo, Unilever (sales), Nestlé (sales), Bank of America, Blackrock, Delta Air Lines, Wells Fargo earnings.

Friday, April 15

Europe

  • Eurozone trade balance for February.
  • Italy trade balance for February.
  • UK construction output for February.

US

  • Industrial production for March.
  • Michigan consumer expectations, sentiment, inflation expectations for April.
  • Empire State manufacturing index for April.

Rest of the world:

  • China first quarter GDP.
  • China fixed asset investment for March.
  • China industrial production for March.
  • Japan industrial production for February.
  • Canada manufacturing sales for February.

Corporate events:

  • Citigroup, Reynolds, Seagate Technology earnings.