Market moving info – week starting April 6, 2015

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 6.

Last week:

  • US nonfarm payrolls disappointed in March, coming in below 200,000 for the first time in a year. The US economy created just 126,000 jobs in March, when unemployment was flat at 5.5%.
  • Greece and its creditors failed to reach an agreement, with analysts warning that investors still underestimate the risk that Greece will leave the eurozone.

This week:

Monday, April 6

Europe:

  • Easter Monday in most of Western Europe. Holiday.

US:

  • ISM non-manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Markit services, composite PMI for March.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia retail sales for March.
  • India HSBC services PMI for March.
  • Japan leading indicators for February.
  • Brazil composite, services HSBC PMI for March.

Corporate events:

  • Q2 2015 Schulman A Inc Earnings Release.

Tuesday, April 7

Europe:

  • Eurozone composite, services PMI for March.
  • Eurozone Sentix confidence indicator for April.
  • Eurozone producer prices for February.
  • Spain services PMI for March.
  • German services, composite PMI for March.
  • Italy services, composite PMI for March.
  • France services, composite PMI for March.
  • UK services PMI for March.

US:

  • JOLTS job openings for February.
  • Consumer credit for February.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia central bank decides on interest rates.
  • India central bank decides on interest rates.
  • Japan current account data for February.

Corporate events:

  • Q3 2015 Team Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2015 Mitcham Industries Inc Earnings Release.

Wednesday, April 8

Europe:

  • Eurozone retail sales for February.
  • Germany factory orders for February.
  • France trade balance for February.
  • Switzerland consumer price inflation for March.
  • UK RICS house prices for March.
  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

US

  • Weekly mortgage applications data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Weekly crude inventories.
  • FOMC March meeting minutes.

Rest of the world:

  • Brazil consumer price inflation for March.
  • Japan foreign bond buying, foreign investment in Japanese stocks.

Corporate events:

  • WS Atkins PLC Pre-Close Trading Statement Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Amerisur Resources PLC Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Wirecard AG Earnings Release.
  • Q1 2015 Alcoa Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q2 2015 Family Dollar Stores Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2015 Rite Aid Corp Earnings Release.
  • Q3 2015 Global Payments Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q2 2015 WD-40 Co Earnings Release.

Thursday, April 9

Europe:

  • Greece due to pay IMF loan tranche worth over €450 million.
  • Germany industrial output, trade balance for February.
  • Bank of England monetary policy meeting.
  • UK trade balance for February.
  • Russia foreign exchange reserves.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.

Rest of the world:

  • South Africa business confidence for March.
  • South Africa gold production for February.
  • Canada building permits, new housing price index for February.
  • Australia home loans for February.
  • China consumer price inflation for March.

Corporate events:

  • Q4 2014 Cranswick PLC Trading Statement Release.
  • Q2 2015 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Earnings Release.
  • March 2015 Gap Inc Corporate Sales Release.
  • Q2 2015 Synergy Resources Corp Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2015 Constellation Brands Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q3 2015 Ruby Tuesday Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q2 2015 PriceSmart Inc Earnings Release.

Friday, April 10

Europe

  • France industrial output, budget data for February.
  • UK industrial, manufacturing production for February.
  • Switzerland unemployment for March.

US

  • Export, import prices for March.
  • Federal budget balance for March.

Rest of the world:

  • India consumer price inflation for March.
  • India industrial production for February.
  • Canada housing starts for March.
  • Canada unemployment rate for March.

Corporate events:

  • Hays plc Interim Management Statement for Quarter Ending 31 March 2015.
  • Q4 2014 Bauer AG Earnings Release.
  • Q1 2015 Carrefour SA Corporate Sales Release.