Market moving info – week starting April 18, 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 18.

Last week:

This week:

Monday, April 18

Europe:

  • Meeting of EU foreign and defense ministers in Brussels.
  • Results of Doha meeting of OPEC oil producers plus Russia, held on Sunday.

US:

  • NAHB housing market index for April.

Rest of the world:

  • China house prices for March.
  • India wholesale price inflation for March.

Corporate events:

  • L’Oreal turnover data, IBM, Hasbro, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Pepsico earnings.

Tuesday, April 19

Europe:

  • EU defense ministers hold meeting in Luxembourg.
  • Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment index for April.
  • Eurozone current account data for February.
  • Germany ZEW economic sentiment index for April.
  • Poland sold industrial output for March.
  • Poland retail sales for March.
  • Russia real wages, retail sales for March.

US:

  • Housing starts for March.
  • Building permits for March.

Rest of the world:

  • South Korea producer price inflation for March.

Corporate events:

  • Associated British Foods, Akzo Nobel, Kühne & Nagel, Goldman Sachs, Harley-Davidson, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris earnings.

Wednesday, April 20

Europe:

  • Germany producer price inflation for March.
  • Switzerland ZEW expectations for April.
  • UK unemployment, average earnings for February.
  • UK claimant count change for March.
  • Turkey interest rate decision.

US

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

Rest of the world:

  • Japan trade balance for March.
  • South Africa consumer price inflation for March.
  • Brazil current account balance for March.
  • Canada wholesale sales for February.

Corporate events:

  • Novozym, SAP, American Express, Qualcomm, Mattel, Newmont Mining, Coca-Cola, US Bancorp.

Thursday, April 21

Europe:

  • European Central Bank monetary policy meeting and news conference.
  • Eurozone business confidence for April.
  • France business confidence for April.
  • UK retail sales for March.
  • Switzerland trade balance for March.
  • Ukraine interest rate decision.
  • Ukraine industrial output data for March.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.
  • Chicago Fed national activity for March.
  • Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index for April.
  • House price index for February.

Rest of the world:

  • Foreign investments in Japanese stocks.

Corporate events:

  • ASM International, Actelion, Bankinter, Dassault Systems, Ericsson, Investor, Novartis, Biogen, General Motors, Alphabet, Microsoft, Starbucks, Schlumberger, Visa earnings.

Friday, April 22

Europe

  • Eurogroup meeting.
  • Eurozone manufacturing PMI, Markit composite PMI for April.
  • Germany manufacturing PMI for April.
  • France manufacturing PMI for April.
  • Italy industrial, retail sales for February.

US

  • Manufacturing PMI for April.

Rest of the world:

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

Corporate events:

  • Daimler, Volvo, Caterpillar, General Electric, Honeywell, Kimberley-Clark, McDonald’s earnings.