04/06/2018
This week is a much quieter one in terms of economic data. However, as we ended last week with heightened geopolitical tensions surrounding tariff wars and the Italian political situation, economic data would have probably taken a backseat this week regardless.

28/05/2018
It may be a holiday shortened week, but it’s still a busy one in financial markets, with a number of key data releases that will help determine the pace that central banks’ tighten monetary policy.

21/05/2018
In terms of economic data releases, it’s a relatively quiet week. With nothing of note being released today, we will be waiting until Tuesday morning when we get the UK’s latest employment report. With UK consumers continuing to battle higher levels of inflation and the negative impact this has had on their spending power, our attention will be focused on wage growth in the report. We also see the unemployment rate, which is expected to hold steady at 4.2%.

14/05/2018
In terms of economic data releases, it’s a relatively quiet week. With nothing of note being released today, we will be waiting until Tuesday morning when we get the UK’s latest employment report. With UK consumers continuing to battle higher levels of inflation and the negative impact this has had on their spending power, our attention will be focused on wage growth in the report. We also see the unemployment rate, which is expected to hold steady at 4.2%.

08/05/2018
The week after the release of the US employment report (see below) is typically a little light for economic data releases and given it’s a holiday shortened week for those of us in the UK, could we possibly expect an easy ride? Clearly not. Politics, central bank meetings and corporate earnings will play an important role in setting investor expectations this week as markets face their first full week of May.

30/04/2018
It is another action-packed week in financial markets. Starting in the US, on Monday we receive the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) preferred inflation measure, Core PCE. This is expected to rise to an annualised rate of 2%, a level not seen since April 2012, and a reading which will add to a growing list of indicators which show inflationary pressures are building within the US economy. 

23/04/2018
We have a jam-packed week ahead of us, which was kicked off earlier this morning in the Euro area where we received preliminary confidence readings for the manufacturing and services sectors, as measured by Purchasing Managers Indices (PMIs).

16/04/2018
This week begins in the shadow of the recent airstrikes over Syria which took place over the weekend. The action taken by the US, UK and France were well telegraphed, Theresa May will face questions on the UK’s involvement in the House of Commons this week.

09/04/2018
The ongoing trade dispute between the US and China (more below) is likely to be the main focus of attention this week, however it’s also a busy week in regards to macroeconomic and corporate data. 

03/04/2018
It’s relatively quiet in terms of economic data over this holiday shortened week. Starting off in the UK, the only releases to keep an eye out on are the manufacturing and services purchasing managers indices (PMIs), which provide forward-looking indicators of the health of the economy. 

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