Market moving info — week starting May 15, 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 May 15, 2017.

Last week:          

  • A massive ransomware attack took place in around 70 countries, with computers locked by malicious software requesting $300 in bitcoin to release them.

This week:

Monday, May 15

Europe:

  • Portugal first-quarter GDP.
  • Greece first-quarter GDP.

US:

  • Empire state index for May.
  • NAHB Housing Market Index for May.

Rest of the world:

  • China fixed investment for April.
  • China industrial production, retail sales for April.
  • Australia housing finance for March.

Corporate events:

  • ICAP, Lonmin, Porsche, RWE, TUI earnings.

Tuesday, May 16

Europe:

  • Eurozone first-quarter GDP (second reading).
  • Eurozone trade balance for March.
  • Germany ZEW economic sentiment for May.
  • Netherlands first-quarter GDP data.
  • Italy first-quarter GDP data.
  • UK consumer price inflation for April.
  • UK ONS house prices March.

US:

  • Housing starts, building permissions for April.
  • Industrial production for April.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia new car sales for April.
  • Japan retail sales for March.

Corporate events:

  • Lenzing, Vodafone, Manchester United, Home Depot, Staples, Urban Outfitters earnings.

Wednesday, May 17

Europe:

  • Austria consumer price inflation for April.
  • Italy trade balance for March.
  • UK unemployment for March.

US

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

Rest of the world:

  • Russia first-quarter GDP.
  • Japan industrial production for March.

Corporate events:

  • British Land, Brewin Dolphin, Dexia, Premier Oil, ABN Amro, Raiffeisenbank International, Bouygues, Cisco Systems, L Brands, Target, earnings.

Thursday, May 18

Europe:

  • France unemployment for the first quarter.
  • UK retail sales for April.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.
  • Philadelphia Fed Index for May.
  • Leading Indicators for April.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan first-quarter GDP.
  • Australia unemployment for April.
  • Mexico central bank interest rate decision.

Corporate events:

  • Balfour Beatty, Bloomsbury Publishing, Burberry, Investec, Royal Mail, Thomas Cook, Pirelli, Iliad, Applied Materials, Autodesk, GAP, Ralph Lauren, Walmart earnings.

Friday, May 19

Europe

  • Eurozone current account balance for April.
  • Eurozone consumer confidence for May.
  • Germany producer prices for April.

US

  • Baker Hughes ring count.

Rest of the world:

  • Canada consumer price inflation for April.

Corporate events:

  • Euronext, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Campbell Soup, Deere, Foot Locker, earnings.

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