Market moving info — week starting April 17, 2017

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 17.

Last week:          

  • The BBC’s Panorama documentary programme aired the recording of a phone conversation between two Barclays employees in 2008 in which one of them says the Bank of England and the government have put pressure on their bank to lower Libor.

This week:

Monday, April 17

Europe:

  • Easter Monday – holiday, markets closed.
  • UK Rightmove house price index.

US:

  • Empire State Manufacturing Index for April.
  • NAHB Housing Market Index for April.

Rest of the world:

  • China first-quarter GDP.
  • China industrial production for February.
  • China fixed asset investment for February.

Corporate events:

  • United Continental, Netflix, Celanese, Barracuda Networks earnings.

Tuesday, April 18

Europe:

  • Germany wholesale inflation for March.

US:

  • Building permits, housing starts for March.
  • Industrial production for March.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia central bank monetary policy meeting.
  • China house prices for March.

Corporate events:

  • Bank of America, Johnsons & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Harley-Davidson earnings.

Wednesday, April 19

Europe:

  • Eurozone consumer price inflation for March, second reading.
  • Eurozone trade balance for February.
  • Italy trade balance for February.

US

  • Weekly mortgage applications data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Weekly crude inventories.
  • Beige Book.

Rest of the world:

  • South Africa consumer price inflation for March.

Corporate events:

  • Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, TD Ameritrade, American Express , Qualcomm, eBay, United Rentals, earnings.

Thursday, April 20

Europe:

  • Eurozone consumer confidence for April.
  • Germany producer price inflation for March.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.
  • Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing index for April.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan trade balance for March.
  • Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing index for April.

Corporate events:

  • Verizon, Travelers, BNY Melon, IMAX, Visa, Mattel, E*TRADE earnings.

Friday, April 21

Europe

  • Eurozone manufacturing, services PMI for April.
  • Germany manufacturing, services PMI for April.
  • France manufacturing, services PMI for April.
  • UK retail sales for March.

US

  • Manufacturing, services PMI for April.
  • Existing home sales for March.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan manufacturing PMI for April.
  • Canada consumer price inflation for March.

Corporate events:

  • General Electic, Honeywell, Schlumberger, Stanley Black & Decker earnings.