Market moving info – week starting March 30, 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 March 30.

Last week:

This week:

Monday, March 30

Europe:

  • European Union talks on Greek reforms start.
  • Eurozone business, industry, consumer confidence.
  • Germany consumer price inflation for March.
  • Germany retail sales for February.
  • Austria producer prices, manufacturing PMI.
  • Spain consumer price inflation for March.
  • Italy consumer, business confidence for March.
  • Portugal industrial production, retail sales, consumer confidence.
  • Belgium consumer prices for March.
  • UK net consumer credit for January.
  • UK mortgage approvals, net lending secured on dwellings for February.
  • Bank of England reveals stress tests scenarios for 2015.
  • UK money supply data for February.
  • Bulgaria producer prices.

US:

  • Core inflation, personal spending and income for February.
  • Pending home sales for February.
  • Dallas Fed manufacturing activity for March.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan industrial production for February.
  • South Africa money supply, private sector credit for February.
  • Mexico budget balance for February.
  • South Korea industrial production for February.

Corporate events:

  • Full Year 2014 Central Asia Metals PLC Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 Grammer AG Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 UMS United Medical Systems International AG Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 Suess MicroTec AG Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Vranken Pommery Monopole SA Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Direct Energie SA Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 American Realty Capital Properties Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q3 2015 AAR Corp Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 Harvest Natural Resources Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q3 2015 Cal-Maine Foods Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 Argos Therapeutics Inc Earnings Release.

Tuesday, March 31

Europe:

  • Eurozone unemployment rate for February.
  • Eurozone core inflation estimate for February.
  • Germany unemployment rate for March.
  • Italy unemployment for February.
  • Italy inflation for March.
  • Greece retail sales for January.
  • Belgium unemployment rate for February.
  • France household consumption, producer prices for February.
  • Spain retail sales for February.
  • Spain current account balance for January.
  • UK GfK consumer confidence for March.
  • UK balance of payments for fourth-quarter.
  • UK GDP growth for the fourth quarter.
  • UK Lloyds Bank business barometer.
  • Hungary producer prices for February.
  • Bulgaria interest rate decision.
  • Turkey trade balance for February.
  • Romania central bank holds interest rate meeting.
  • Poland inflation expectations for March.
  • Poland fourth-quarter current account data.

US:

  • Jan S&P/Case-Shiller Composite-20 City home price inflation.
  • Chicago PMI for March.
  • Conference Board consumer confidence for March.
  • Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker speaks.
  • Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester speaks.
  • Fed Vice President Stanley Fisher speaks.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan average monthly cash earnings.
  • Australia new home sales for February.
  • South Africa trade balance for February.
  • Brazil primary budget balance, producer prices for February.
  • Mexico net outstanding loans for February.
  • India fiscal deficit for February.

Corporate events:

  • Full Year 2014 Kingfisher PLC Earnings Release.
  • Mitie Group PLC Pre-Close Trading Statement Release.
  • Q4 2014 Chaparral Energy Inc Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Nemetschek AG Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Compugroup Medical AG Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Joyou AG Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 Akka Technologies SA Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2015 Movado Group Inc Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2015 Science Applications International Corp Earnings Release.
  • Q4 2014 Response Genetics Inc Earnings Release.

Wednesday, April 1

Europe:

  • Ireland Investec manufacturing PMI.
  • Ireland unemployment.
  • Netherlands manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Spain manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Italy manufacturing PMI, new car registrations, budget balance for March.
  • Greece manufacturing PMI.
  • UK manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Russia HSBC manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Poland HSBC manufacturing PMI.
  • Hungary manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Czech Republic HSBC manufacturing PMI.
  • Romania March forex reserves.

US

  • Weekly mortgage applications data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Weekly crude inventories.
  • ADP private sector employment for March.
  • ISM manufacturing for March.
  • Auto sales for March.
  • Construction spending for February.
  • Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart speaks.
  • San Francisco Fed President John Williams speaks.

Rest of the world:

  • Bank of Japan Tankan survey, outlook for the second quarter.
  • South Africa manufacturing PMI, business confidence for March.
  • Brazil industrial production for February.
  • Brazil trade balance for March.
  • Mexico HSBC manufacturing PMI.
  • China HSBC manufacturing PMI for March – final.
  • China official manufacturing PMI for March.

Corporate events:

  • FirstGroup PLC Pre-Close Trading Update.
  • Full Year 2014 EVRAZ plc Earnings Release.
  • Full Year 2014 F Marc de Lacharriere Fimalac SA Earnings Release.
  • Q2 2015 Acuity Brands Inc Earnings Release.
  • March 2015 Ford Motor Co Sales Release.
  • Q4 2015 Sigma Designs Inc Earnings Release.

Thursday, April 2

Europe:

  • Italy budget deficit fourth quarter.
  • UK construction PMI.
  • Romania producer prices for February.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.
  • Challenger job cuts for March.
  • Trade balance for February.
  • Factory orders for February.
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks.

Rest of the world:

  • Bank of Japan monetary base for March.
  • India HSBC manufacturing PMI.

Corporate events:

  • Q3 2015 Dunelm Group PLC Trading Statement Release.
  • Q4 2014 Booker Group PLC Interim Management Statement Release.
  • March 2015 Rite Aid Corp Corporate Sales Release.
  • March 2015 AutoNation Inc Corporate Sales Release.
  • Q2 2015 Micron Technology Inc Earnings Release.

Friday, April 3

Europe

  • Good Friday holiday, most Western European markets closed.
  • Ireland Investec services PMI data.
  • Russia HSBC manufacturing PMI for March.
  • Romania retail sales for February.
  • Turkey consumer price inflation for March.
  • Turkey producer prices for February.

US

  • NYSE closed for Good Friday holiday.
  • Nonfarm payrolls, unemployment data for March due to be released.
  • Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks.
  • Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan services PMI for March.
  • Brazil composite, services PMI for March.

Corporate events:

  • None of note.

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