Market moving info — week starting May 8, 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 8, 2017.

Last week:          

  • The U.S. economy created more jobs than forecast in April, when the nonfarm payrolls number came in at 211,000 compared with analysts’ expectations of about 185,000 new jobs.

This week:

Monday, May 8

Europe:

  • Results of the second round of the French presidential election.
  • Eurozone Sentix index for May.
  • Germany manufacturing orders for March.
  • UK Halifax house price index for April.

US:

  • Labor market conditions for April.

Rest of the world:

  • China new yuan loans, loan growth for April.
  • China trade balance for April.
  • Australia building approvals for March.
  • Canada housing starts for April.

Corporate events:

  • Centrica, Numis, Parmalat, Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. earnings.

Tuesday, May 9

Europe:

  • Germany trade balance for March.
  • Italy retail sales for March.
  • UK BRC retail sales for April.

US:

  • NFIB Small Business Index.
  • JOLTS Job Openings.

Rest of the world:

  • Australia retail sales for March.
  • Canada building permits for March.

Corporate events:

  • AT&S, Adecco, BB Biotech, Commerzbank, Continental, Campari, Dialog Semiconductor, Endesa, E.On, Fraport, Munich Re, Pandora, K&S, Zalando, AON, Walt Disney, Nvidia earnings.

Wednesday, May 10

Europe:

  • France industrial production for March.
  • France trade balance for March.
  • Italy industrial production for March.

US

  • Weekly mortgage applications data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Weekly crude inventories.
  • Import, export prices for April.

Rest of the world:

  • China consumer price inflation for April.
  • Brazil consumer price inflation for April.

Corporate events:

  • Ahold, Eni, HeidelbergCement, Verbund, Wienerberger, Unicredit, Kohls, Macy’s, Teva earnings.

Thursday, May 11

Europe:

  • Bank of England monetary policy meeting, news conference.
  • UK RICS house prices for April.
  • UK industrial production for March.
  • UK trade balance for March.

US:

  • Weekly natural gas inventories.
  • Weekly jobless claims.
  • Producer price inflation for April.

Rest of the world:

  • Japan bank loans for April.
  • South Africa gold, mining production for March.
  • Canada new home price index for March.

Corporate events:

  • Aegon, OMV, RHI, Dt. Post, Dt. Telekom, Enel, Ass. Generali, Henkel & Co KGaA, ING, Lanxess, Stada, Telefonica, Vivendi, Zurich Insurance, Kohls, Macy’s, Teva earnings.

Friday, May 12

Europe

  • Eurozone industrial production for March.
  • Germany first-quarter GDP (preliminary).

US

  • Consumer price inflation for April.
  • Retail sales for April.
  • Business inventories for March.

Rest of the world:

  • China foreign direct investment for April.
  • India trade balance for April.

Corporate events:

  • Allianz, ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp earnings.