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Coming Up – Central Bank Meetings

Stockholm (Ekonamik) – The fourth week of 2019 is going to be dominated by the meetings of the monetary policy committee of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) and of the governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB). In both instances policy rates are expected to remain unchanged.

Throughout this week, the world’s elite will be at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting from Tuesday to Friday in Davos, Switzerland.

Other significant developments will concern the publication of data for a range of macroeconomic variables, including GDP in China, IHS-Markit PMIs, ZEW surveys, public sector borrowing in the EU and the budget statement in the USA.

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21/01/2019MondayChinese GDP (Year-on-Year) (2018Q4)
UK Prime Minister Theresa May to give speech outlining Brexit Plan B
Germany's Bundesbank to publish its Monthly report
Quarterly data on government deficit/debt (EU) (2018Q3)
22/01/2019TuesdayWorld Economic Forum
Publication of Euro area Bank Lending Survey (2018Q4)
Zew Survey of Economic Sentiment (Germany, EZ, UK, France, Italy, Japan & USA) (Jan2019)
UK Public Sector Net Borrowing (Dec2018)
23/01/2019WednesdayWorld Economic Forum
Publication of EU area Monthly indicators on government debt securities
BoJ Monetary Policy Decision
CBI Industrial Treads Survey (UK) (Jan2019)
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index (USA) (Jan2019)
EU area Monthly indicators on Gov't debt securities
24/01/2019ThursdayWorld Economic Forum
ECB Governing Council Meeting
PMIs (Japan, France, Germany, EZ, USA)
25/01/2019FridayWorld Economic Forum
Monthly Budget Statement (USA) (Dec2018)
Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count

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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