Market moving info – week starting March 21, 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 March 21.

Last week:

This week:

Monday, March 21

Europe:

  • Eurozone economic confidence for March.
  • Eurozone current account balance for January.
  • Eurozone net investment flow for January.
  • Confederation of British Industries trends orders for March.
  • UK Rightmove house prices.
  • Russia retail sales, unemployment for February.
  • Ukraine GDP for the fourth quarter.

US:

  • Chicago Fed national activity for February.
  • Existing home sales for February.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan – Spring Equinox Holiday.

Corporate events:

  • YouGov, IHS earnings.

Tuesday, March 22

Europe:

  • Germany Ifo business climate index for March.
  • Germany ZEW economic sentiment for March.
  • UK consumer price inflation for February.
  • UK public sector net borrowing.
  • UK ONS house prices.
  • Switzerland trade balance for February.
  • Hungary interest rate decision.
  • Ukraine industrial production for February.

US:

  • House price index for January.
  • Richmond manufacturing, services index for March.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia house price index for the fourth quarter.
  • Japan manufacturing PMI for March.

Corporate events:

  • Baloise, Enel, Mediaset, Wolseley, Cintas, Nike, Red Hat earnings.

Wednesday, March 23

Europe:

  • ECB publishes the Single Supervisory Mechanism annual report in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Italy wage inflation for February.
  • Switzerland ZEW economic expectations.

US

  • Weekly mortgage applications data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Weekly crude inventories.
  • New home sales for February.

Rest of the world:

  • Brazil unemployment for February.
  • Brazil foreign direct investment for February.
  • Brazil current account balance for February.
  • South Africa consumer price inflation for February.
  • New Zealand trade balance for February.

Corporate events:

  • Conwert, Lenzing, Freenet, Kingfisher, Hermes, General Mills earnings.

Thursday, March 24

Europe:

  • Eurozone manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Eurozone composite, services PMI for March.
  • Germany GfK consumer climate for April.
  • Germany manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Germany composite, services PMI for March.
  • France manufacturing PMI for March.
  • France composite, services PMI for March.
  • Italy industrial new orders for January.
  • Italy retail sales for January.
  • Italy trade balance for February.
  • UK retail sales for March.
  • Hungary current account balance for the fourth quarter.
  • Turkey interest rate decision.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.
  • Durable goods orders for February.
  • Manufacturing PMI for March.

Rest of the world:

  • South Africa producer price inflation for February.
  • Japan national consumer price inflation for February.
  • Tokyo consumer price inflation for March.

Corporate events:

  • Next, Accenture, Carnival earnings.

Friday, March 25

Europe

  • Good Friday holiday in many countries, markets closed.

US

  • Good Friday, markets closed.

Rest of the world:

  • Good Friday, Australian markets closed.
  • Good Friday, Brazilian markets closed.
  • Indian markets closed.

Corporate events:

  • None of note.