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Week Ahead - Earnings season heats up

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After a hot inflation report, the focus shifts to how policymakers will change their tune on how aggressive the Fed should now be. On Tuesday, we will hear from the Fed's Bostic and Kashkari. Wednesday contains the release of the Beige Book and an appearance by Kashkari again, as well as speeches from Evans and Bullard.  On Thursday, we will hear from Jefferson, Cook, and Bowman, while Friday brings an appearance from Williams.      


Wall Street will pay close attention to the latest round of Fed regional surveys.  Both the Empire Manufacturing Survey and Philly Fed business outlook are expected to remain in contraction territory and possibly signal some easing of price pressures, but that might be limited as energy costs have rebounded. Another round of housing data should show the market is cooling as mortgage rates surge to the highest level in 20 years.


Earnings season heats up as we hear from Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Netflix, and Tesla. After this round of results, we will have a good handle on how healthy the consumer is and if we are starting to see further signs inflation is easing.  


EU 


Christine Lagarde will speak at the IMF/World Bank event over the weekend which could shed some light on what we can expect on 27 October. Markets are pricing in a high chance of a 75 basis point rate hike which suggests the possibility of Lagarde saying anything groundbreaking is slim. Final inflation data next week could change things but it's probably not going to as revisions are not common and when they do come, they’re typically very marginal.


UK


There's an abundance of drama in the UK right now and unsurprisingly the markets are not embracing it. In sacking Kwasi Kwarteng and replacing him with Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor, Prime Minister Liz Truss may have been hoping to regain some faith in the markets and take the heat off herself but neither of those has happened. The vultures are circling and Truss faces the near-impossible task of restoring confidence and trust in her leadership.


There are also some pretty significant economic data releases next week including inflation on Wednesday which is expected to confirm annual price rises are back into double digits. Retail sales will also be released on Friday.


Andrew Bailey is in attendance at the IMF/World Bank meeting and is due to speak on Saturday.



No major economic or monetary events next week so the focus will remain on the war in e. PPI data on Wednesday may be of some interest.


South Africa


Inflation and retail sales data on Wednesday will be of interest, with the central bank previously hiking by 75 basis points and some policymakers even favouring 100. The tightening cycle is clearly not over yet; the question is how aggressive they still need to be. 


Turkey


A new "disinformation" law adds a bit of extra spice to writing about Turkey's economic situation and the unconventional approach of the central bank. With inflation running above 80% – as per official data – the central bank is expected to cut rates by another 100 basis points next week to 11%, as it continues to refuse to accept responsibility for soaring prices. The currency continues to trade near record lows amid these policy moves, with inflation expected to remain extraordinarily high barring a sudden and unlikely change of heart on interest rates.  


Switzerland


No economic data of note next week but markets are very focused on the next monetary policy meeting on 15 December, with 50 basis points almost fully priced in. The question is whether they'll wait that long. Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks in Washington on Tuesday.


China


The focus will shift to the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which starts this weekend. The conference is held every five years and is the most important forward-looking guidance of the Chinese government on economic development, COVID strategies, tech ambitions, and people's livelihood planning.


The PBOC is also expected to keep its one-year medium-term lending facility rate steady at 2.75%. 


It will be a busy week with Chinese activity data. Production data is expected to steady, investments to improve, and retail sales to be sluggish.   


India


No major economic releases or speeches are expected.


Australia & New Zealand


Australia's September labour report should show employment trends are moderating.  Expectations are for 20,000 jobs to be created, lower than the prior month's 35,000 gain.  


In New Zealand, the focus will be on third-quarter inflation data that is expected to ease to 6.5%, as gasoline prices declined.  Inflation trends are somewhat mixed as coal and gas prices posted increases.  Price pressures are still high and the RBNZ is expected to remain aggressive with rate increases at the November 23rd policy meeting.   


Japan


Japan may need to intervene in the FX market again as the yen depreciation continues. Core inflation data is expected to rise, but is unlikely to change the BOJ's easing stance.   


Singapore


Markets will continue to digest the MAS tightening and recentering of the currency band.  It will be mostly a quiet week, with the exception of one economic release, domestic export data, which is expected to improve.   




Economic Calendar


Saturday, Oct. 15


Economic Events


The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank continue  


Fed's Bullard and ECB Chief Economist Lane discuss inflation on a panel hosted by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee in Washington


BOE Governor Bailey gives opening remarks at the Group of 30's international banking seminar in Washington


Sunday, Oct. 16


Economic Events


China's Communist Party kicks off its twice-a-decade Congress in Beijing


World Health Summit begins with appearances by German Chancellor Scholz and French President Macron 


Monday, Oct. 17


Economic Data/Events


US empire manufacturing


China medium-term lending


Italy CPI


Japan tertiary index, industrial production, capacity utilization


New Zealand performance services index


Singapore trade


Turkey budget balance


UK Rightmove house prices


ECB's de Guindos gives a speech on the 20th anniversary of the euro, organized by the Consejo General de Economistas in Madrid


ECB's Chief Economist Lane participates in a discussion, "For a New European Fiscal Framework," organized by Bocconi University and Deutsche Bank in Milan


EU foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg  


Tuesday, Oct. 18


Economic Data/Events


US industrial production, NAHB housing market index, cross-border investment


Minutes of RBA policy meeting


Canada housing starts


China Q3 GDP, retail sales, industrial production, surveyed jobless


Eurozone new car registrations


Germany ZEW survey expectations


Italy trade


Mexico international reserves


New Zealand CPI


Philippines BoP


South Korea money supply


Spain trade balance


Thailand car sales


Turkey house prices


RBA Deputy Governor Bullock speaks at the Australian Finance Industry Association annual conference in Sydney


Fed's Kashkari discusses the economy at a Women Corporate Directors Minnesota Chapter event


Earnings Reports from Goldman Sachs and Netflix


Wednesday, Oct. 19


Economic Data/Events


US MBA mortgage applications, building permits, housing starts, Fed Beige Book


Australia leading index


Canada CPI


China new home prices


Colombia trade


Eurozone CPI


weekly CPI/monthly PPI


South Africa CPI, retail sales


UK CPI, PPI, RPI, retail price index, house price index


EIA crude oil inventory report


Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee delivers his first policy address


BOJ's Adachi speaks at a meeting with local leaders in Toyama


Fed's Kashkari takes part in a moderated Q&A hosted by Travelers


Fed's Evans discusses the economic outlook during an event hosted by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia


Fed's Bullard gives welcome remarks at the Homer Jones Memorial Lecture hosted by his bank


 Thursday, Oct. 20


Economic Data/Events


US existing home sales, initial jobless claims, Conference Board leading index


Australia unemployment, business confidence


China loan prime rates, Swift global payments


Germany PPI


Hong Kong jobless rate


Japan trade


FX/gold reserves


Taiwan export orders


Turkey rate decision: Expected to cut one-week repo rate by 100bps to 11.00%


UK GfK consumer confidence


European Union leaders summit in Brussels through Friday


Norges Bank Governor Wolden Bache speaks at the Centre for Monetary Economics, BI Norwegian Business School


Friday, Oct. 21


Economic Data/Events


Japan CPI 


Canada retail sales


Euro area consumer confidence


Italy Bank of Italy quarterly economic bulletin


New Zealand trade, credit card spending


Thailand foreign reserves, forward contracts


Turkey consumer confidence


UK retail sales


Sovereign Rating Updates


Czech Republic (Fitch)


Germany (Fitch)


Greece (S&P)


Italy (S&P)


Netherlands (S&P)


United Kingdom (S&P)


United Kingdom (Moody's)


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