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Coming Up – Brexit Extension, FOMC and BoE Meetings

Stockholm (Ekonamik) -The twelfth week of 2019 will be slow on major economic data releases, but heavy on policy.

This week will be UK prime minister Theresa May’s last attempt at getting her Brexit deal approved by parliament. A last ditch vote is scheduled for Tuesday, despite last week’s failure and postponement preparations. The hope is that she may be able to peel Brexiters who fear that a delay will completely derail Brexit.

On Wednesday, the FOMC is expected to hold policy rates. Market analysts will keep scour the announcement for any indication of economic and policy outlooks. In Asia, the Indonesian central bank will also meet. It is also expected to hold its policy rates.

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The day after the BoE is also expected to hold its policy rates in place, particularly seen as the UK economy is weathering enough chaos as it is from Brexit. On the same day, the Norwegian central bank will also meet. The EU Council is also scheduled to meet in order to vote on granting the UK an extension on Brexit.


18/03/2019MondayECB Speech (Guindos, Praet)
Unemployment rate (UK) (Jan 2019)
Bond Issuance (Latvia, Romania and Slovakia)
19/03/2019TuesdayBrexit Vote
ECB Speech (Praet)
Wages (€Z) (2018Q4)
ZEW index (€Z, Germany)
20/03/2019WednesdayFOMC meeting
Central Bank of Indonesia Meeting
CPI Inflation (South Africa, UK) (February)
Unemployment Rate (Russia) (Feb 2019)
Bond Issuance (Czech Republic, Denmark and Germany)
21/03/2019ThursdayBoE Meeting
Norges Bank Meeting
EU Council Meeting - EU leaders vote on Brexit Art 50 Extension
GDP Growth (Argentina) (2018Q4)
Unemployment Rate (Australia) (Feb 2019)
Unemployment Rate (Argentina) (2018Q4)
Bond Issuance (France, Spain, Hungary, UK, Poland and Romania)
22/03/2019FridayFed Speech (Bostic)
ECB Speech (Guindos, Mersch)
CPI Inflation (Japan)
Bond Issuance (Italy)



Filipe Wallin Albuquerque
Filipe Wallin Albuquerque
Filipe is an economist with 8 years of experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research, the Stockholm School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Filipe holds a MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a MSc in Economics from the University of London, where he currently is a PhD candidate.

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