Commodities: G7 Political, Economic Calendar – Week Ahead

All dates are in Eastern Time. 
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017                                    Exp        Prev 
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1850  JPN  Nov      Provisional Trade Statistics for 1st 20 days of Month 
1850  JPN  Nov      International Reserves / Foreign Currency 
N/A   EU            ECB Governing Council non-monetary policy meeting 
N/A   UK            OECD Educational Opportunity for All: Overcoming Inequality 
                    throughout the Life Course 
 
Thursday, December 7, 2017                                     Exp        Prev 
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0000  JPN  Oct      Indexes of Business Conditions - Preliminary Release 
0200  GER  Oct      Industrial Production Index 
                       Indus Output-Adj, M/M%                  +0.7%      -1.6% 
                       Indus Output-Adj, Y/Y%                             +3.6% 
                       Construction Output, M/M%                          +0.4% 
                       Industrial Output Pct Chg YoY                      +0.2% 
                       Mfring Output, M/M%                                -1.6% 
0245  FRA  Oct      Balance of Payments 
0245  FRA  Oct      Foreign trade 
0300  EU            Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem attends European 
                    Parliament ECON Committee meeting 
0330  UK   Nov      Halifax House Price Index 
0400  ITA  Q3       Labour Cost Index 
                       Labor Cost Index, Q/Q%                             -0.2% 
0430  UK   Q3       Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme data 
0500  EU   Q3       GDP and Main Aggregates Estimate 
0730  US   Nov      Challenger Job-Cut Report 
                       Job Cuts, M/M%                                     -3.0% 
0830  US            William Dudley speaks at the Higher Education Financing and 
                    Costs and Returns of Higher Education conference 
0830  CAN  Oct      Building permits 
                       Building Permits, M/M%                             +3.8% 
0830  US   12/2     Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report - Initial Claims 
                       Jobless Claims                          236K       238K 
                       Jobless Claims, Net Chg                            -2K 
                       Continuing Claims                                  1957000 
                       Continuing Claims, Net Chg                         +42K 
0830  US            U.S. Weekly Export Sales 
                       Corn (Metric Tons)                                 599.2K 
                       Soybeans (Metric Tons)                             942.9K 
                       Wheat (Metric Tons)                                187.4K 
0900  US            SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting 
0945  US            Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index 
1000  CAN  Nov      Ivey Purchasing Managers Index 
                       Ivey PMI                                           63.5 
                       Ivey PMI-SA                                        63.8 
1000  US   Q3       Quarterly Services 
1030  US   12/1     EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report 
                       Working Gas In Storage (Cbf)            3686B      3693B 
                       Working Gas In Storage, Net Chg (Cbf)   -7B        -33B 
1500  US   Oct      Consumer Credit 
                       Consumer Credit Net Chg (USD)           +17.2B     +20.83B 
1500  US            SEC Closed Meeting 
1630  US            Federal Discount Window Borrowings 
1630  US            Foreign Central Bank Holdings 
1630  US            Money Stock Measures 
1850  JPN  Nov      Bank Lending 
                       Bank Lending, Y/Y%                                 +2.8% 
1850  JPN  Q3       2nd Preliminary Quarterly GDP Estimates 
                       Real GDP, Y/Y%                                     +0.6% 
                       Real GDP, Annualized                               +2.5% 
                       Nominal GDP, Q/Q%                                  +0.7% 
                       Consumption, Q/Q%                                  +0.8% 
                       Capex, Q/Q%                                        +0.5% 
                       Domestic Dem-Pct Pts Contrib To Growth             +0.9% 
                       External Dem-Pct Pts Contrib To Growth             -0.3% 
                       Inv-Pcts PtsContrib To Growth                      +0.0% 
                       Public Investment, Q/Q%                            +6.0% 
                       GDP Deflator, Y/Y%                                 -0.4% 
1850  JPN  Nov      International Transactions in Securities 
                       Japanese Net Transacts in Foreign                  -1.433T 
                       Bonds (yen) 
                       Japanese Net Transacts in Foreign                  1.002T 
                       Stock (yen) 
                       Foreigners Net Transacts in Japanese               -29.8B 
                       Bonds (yen) 
                       Foreigners Net Transacts in Japanese               3.429T 
                       Stock (yen) 
1850  JPN  Oct      Balance of Payments 
                       Current Account (JPY)                   1.57T      2.271T 
                       Goods and Services (JPY)                           776.4B 
                       Trade Balance (JPY)                                852.2B 
1850  JPN  Q3       Quarterly External Debt & International Investment Position 
2001  UK   Nov      Markit / REC Report on Jobs 
2330  JPN  Nov      Corporate Insolvencies 
                       Corporate Insolvencies, Y/Y%                       +10.1% 
N/A   GER           Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision 
                    meeting and media conference 
N/A   EU            European Systemic Risk Board general board meeting 
N/A   EU            ECB General Council meeting 
 
Friday, December 8, 2017                                       Exp        Prev 
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0000  JPN  Nov      Economy Watchers Survey 
0200  GER  Q3       Labour cost index 
0200  GER  Oct      Foreign Trade 
0245  FRA  Oct      Industrial production index 
                       Industrial Production, M/M%             +0.2%      +0.6% 
0430  UK   Nov      Bank of England Quarterly Inflation Attitudes Survey 
0430  UK   Oct      Index of production 
                       Indus Prod, Rolling 3-Mos %Chg                     +1.1% 
                       Indus Prod, M/M%                        +0.0%      +0.7% 
                       Indus Prod, Y/Y%                        +3.4%      +2.5% 
                       Mfg Output, Rolling 3-Mos %Chg                     +1.1% 
                       Mfg Output, M/M%                        +0.0%      +0.7% 
                       Mfg Output, Y/Y%                        +3.8%      +2.7% 
0430  UK   Oct      UK trade 
                       Global Goods-SA (GBP)                   -11.5B     -11.3B 
                       Non-EU Goods-SA (GBP)                              -3.0B 
0800  UK   Nov      NIESR Monthly GDP Estimates 
0815  CAN  Nov      Housing Starts 
                       Annual Rate                                        222771 
                       Housing Starts, M/M%                               +1.6% 
0830  CAN  Q3       Industrial capacity utilization rates 
                       Utilization Rate                                   85.0 
                       Utilization Rate, Net Chg (Pts)                    +1.8 
0830  US   Nov      U.S. Employment Report 
                       Non-Farm Payrolls                       +195K      +261K 
                       Unemployment Rate                       4.1%       4.1% 
                       Avg Hourly Earnings (USD)                          26.53 
                       Avg Hourly Earnings-Net Chg (USD)                  -0.01 
                       Avg Hourly Earnings, M/M%               +0.3%      -0.04% 
                       Avg Hourly Earnings, Y/Y%                          +2.4% 
                       Overall Workweek                                   34.4 
                       Overall Workweek Net Chg                           +0 
                       Government Payrolls                                +9K 
                       Private Payroll                                    +252K 
                       Participation Rate                                 62.7% 
                       Non-Farm Payrolls Bench Net Chg 
1000  US   Oct      Monthly Wholesale Trade 
                       Inventories, M/M%                       -0.4%      +0.3% 
1000  US   Dec      University of Michigan Survey of Consumers - preliminary 
                       Mid-Mo Sentiment                        99.9       97.8 
                       Mid-Mo Expectations                                87.6 
                       Mid-Mo Current Idx                                 113.6 
N/A   ITA           Italy: Immaculate Conception Day 
N/A   JPN  Oct      Provisional Labour Survey - Earnings, Employment & Hours Worked 
N/A   US            Suspension of U.S. federal debt limit expires 
 
Sunday, December 10, 2017                                      Exp        Prev 
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0800  FRA           French President Emmanuel Macron meets Israeli Prime Minister 
                    Benyamin Netanyahou 
1850  JPN  Nov      Money Stock, Broadly-defined Liquidity 
1850  JPN  Q4       Business Outlook Survey 
1901  UK   Dec      Rightmove Monthly House Price Index 
                       House Prices, M/M%                                 -0.8% 
                       House Prices Y/Y%                                  +1.8% 
2001  UK   Nov      UK Regional PMI 
2330  JPN  Oct      Tertiary Industry Index 
N/A   US            IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde commences Africa visit 
N/A   FRA           Corsica territorial assembly election 2nd round in France 
N/A   FRA           Corsica territorial assembly election 2nd round 
 
Monday, December 11, 2017                                      Exp        Prev 
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0100  JPN  Nov      Preliminary Machine Tool Orders 
                       Tool Orders Est, Y/Y%                              +49.9% 
 
0400  ITA  Oct      Retail Sales 
                       Retail Sales, M/M%                                 +0.9% 
0600  FRA  Oct      OECD Composite Leading Indicators 
1000  US            ISM Semiannual Report On Business & Economic Forecast 
1000  US   Nov      Employment Trends Index 
                       ETI                                                135.57 
                       ETI, Y/Y%                                          +5.4% 
1000  US   Oct      Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey 
1100  US            World Economic Situation and Prospects report 
1850  JPN  Nov      Corporate Goods Price Index 
1901  UK   Q1       Manpower UK Employment Outlook Survey 
2330  JPN  Oct      Revised Retail Sales 
N/A   US            IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde continues Africa visit 
N/A   GER  Oct      Balance of Payments 
                       Current Account (EUR)                   19.8B      25.4B 
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017                                     Exp        Prev 
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0001  US   Q1       Manpower Quarterly U.S. Employment Outlook Survey 
0130  FRA  Q3       Job creation 
0400  EU   Nov      Long term interest rates statistics 
0430  UK   Oct      UK House Price Index 
0430  UK   Nov      UK producer prices 
                       Core Output PPI, M/M%                              +0.1% 
                       Core Output PPI, Y/Y%                              +2.1% 
                       Input PPI, M/M%                                    +1.0% 
                       Input PPI, Y/Y%                                    +4.6% 
                       Output PPI, M/M%                                   +0.2% 
                       Output PPI, Y/Y%                                   +2.8% 
0430  UK   Nov      UK monthly inflation figures 
                       CPI, M/M%                                          +0.1% 
                       CPI, Y/Y%                                          +3.0% 
                       Core CPI, M/M%                                     +0.0% 
                       Core CPI, Y/Y%                                     +2.7% 
                       Retail Price Idx, M/M%                             +0.1% 
                       Retail Price Idx, Y/Y%                             +4.0% 
0430  UK   Oct      Mortgage Lending Trends statistics 
0500  GER  Dec      ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment 
                       Current Conditions                                 88.8 
                       Economic Expectations                              18.7 
0600  US   Nov      NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism 
                       Small Business Idx                                 103.8 
0600  FRA  Oct      OECD Harmonised Unemployment Rates 
0745  US   12/9     The Retail Economist/Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales 
                    Index 
                       Chain Store Sales, W/W%                            -4.0% 
                       Chain Store Sales, M/M%                            +3.7% 
0830  US   Nov      PPI 
                       PPI, M/M%                                          +0.4% 
                       Ex-Food & Energy PPI, M/M%                         +0.4% 
                       Personal Consumption                               +0.4% 
0855  US   12/9     Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index 
                       Ret Sales Mo-to-Date, M/M%                         -0.9% 
                       Ret Sales Mo-to-Date, Y/Y%                         +3.0% 
                       Latest Wk, Y/Y%                                    +3.0% 
1200  US            World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) 
                       Corn, End Stocks (Bushels) 
                       Soybeans, End Stocks (Bushels) 
                       Wheat, End Stocks (Bushels) 
1400  US   Nov      Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts & Outlays of the U.S. 
                    Govt 
1630  US   12/8     API Weekly Statistical Bulletin 
                       Crude Stocks, Net Chg (Bbls)                       -5.5M 
                       Gasoline Stocks, Net Chg (Bbls)                    +9.2M 
                       Distillate Stocks, Net Chg (Bbls)                  +4.3M 
                       Refinery Runs 
1850  JPN  Oct      Orders Received for Machinery 
                       Core Orders, M/M%                                  -8.1% 
                       Core Orders, Y/Y%                                  -3.5% 
1901  UK   Nov      Scottish Retail Sales Monitor 
2330  JPN  Oct      Revised Industrial Production 
N/A   US            IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde continues Africa visit 
N/A   US            U.S. Federal Open Market Committee meeting 
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017                                   Exp        Prev 
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0200  GER  Nov      CPI 
                       Overall CPI, M/M%                                  +0.0% 
                       Overall Index, Y/Y%                                +1.6% 
0400  ITA  Oct      Industrial Production 
0430  UK   Nov      UK monthly unemployment figures 
                       Avg Earnings Ex-Bonuses, 3-Mo                      +2.2% 
                       Jobless Claimants % of Workforce                   2.3% 
                       Jobless Claimants-Adj                              +1100 
                       Unemployment Rate, 3-Mo                            4.3% 
                       Unemployment, Net Chg, 3-Mo                        -59000 
0500  EU   Oct      Industrial Production 
                       Indus Output, M/M%                                 -0.6% 
                       Indus Output, Y/Y%                                 +3.3% 
0500  EU   Q3       Employment 
0700  US   12/8     MBA Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey 
                       Composite Idx                                      408.3 
                       Composite Idx, W/W%                                +4.7% 
                       Purchase Idx-SA                                    250.6 
                       Purchase Idx-SA, W/W%                              +2.4% 
                       Refinance Idx                                      1313.9 
                       Refinance Idx, W/W%                                +9.0% 
0830  US   Q3       Travel & Tourism Satellite Account 
0830  US   Nov      Real Earnings 
0830  US   Nov      CPI 
                       CPI, M/M%                                          +0.1% 
                       Core CPI, M/M%                                     +0.2% 
                       Energy Idx, M/M%                                   -1.0% 
                       Food Idx, M/M%                                     +0% 
                       Real Avg Wkly Pay-Infla Adj, M/M%                  -0.1% 
                       CPI, Y/Y%                                          +2.0% 
                       Core Annual, Y/Y%                                  +1.8% 
1030  US   12/8     EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report 
                       Crude Oil Stocks (Bbl)                             448.103M 
                       Crude Oil Stocks, Net Chg (Bbl)                    -5.61M 
                       Gasoline Stocks (Bbl)                              220.882M 
                       Gasoline Stocks, Net Chg (Bbl)                     +6.78M 
                       Distillate Stocks (Bbl)                            129.446M 
                       Distillate Stocks, Net Chg (Bbl)                   +1.667M 
                       Refinery Usage                                     93.8% 
                       Total Prod Supplied (Bbl/day)                      19.948M 
                       Total Prod Supplied, Net Chg (Bbl/day)             +0.284M 
1400  US            U.S. interest rate decision, followed by Janet Yellen press 
                    briefing 
                       Federal Funds Rate 
                       Federal Funds Rate Change (Pts) 
                       Fed Funds Rate-Range High                          1.25 
                       Fed Funds Rate-Range Low                           1.00 
                       FOMC Vote For Action                               9 
                       FOMC Vote Against Action                           0 
                       Discount Rate                                      1.75 
                       Discount Rate Change (Pts)                         +0 
                       Discount Rate-Range High 
                       Discount Rate-Range Low 
1400  US            Federal Reserve economic projections 
                       Median Fed Funds Rate - 2017                       1.400% 
                       Median Fed Funds Rate - 2018                       2.100% 
                       Median Fed Funds Rate - 2019                       2.700% 
1901  UK   Nov      RICS Residential Market Survey 
                       House Prices                                       1 
1930  JPN  Dec      Japan Flash Manufacturing PMI 
N/A   US            IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde continues Africa visit 
 
Thursday, December 14, 2017                                    Exp        Prev 
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0245  FRA  Nov      CPI 
0300  FRA  Dec      France Flash PMI 
                       PMI, Composite                                     60.1 
                       PMI, Mfg                                           57.5 
                       PMI, Services                                      60.2 
0330  GER  Dec      Germany Flash PMI 
                       PMI, Composite                                     57.6 
                       PMI, Mfg                                           62.5 
                       PMI, Services                                      54.9 
0400  GER           Ifo Economic Forecast 
0400  FRA  Dec      IEA Oil Market Report 
0400  ITA  Nov      CPI 
0400  EU   Dec      Eurozone Flash PMI 
                       PMI, Composite                                     57.5 
                       PMI, Mfg                                           60.0 
                       PMI, Services                                      56.2 
 
0430  UK   Nov      UK monthly retail sales figures 
                       Retail Sales, M/M%                                 +0.3% 
                       Retail Sales, Y/Y%                                 -0.3% 
0600  FRA  Q3       OECD Quarterly National Accounts G20 GDP growth 
0700  UK            UK interest rate decision 
                       Bank Rate                                          0.5 
                       Bank Rate-Range High 
                       Bank Rate-Range Low 
0700  UK            Bank of England MPC meeting minutes 
                       Votes Against Rate Decision                        2 
                       Votes For Rate Decision                            7 
0745  EU            ECB interest rate announcement 
                       Refi Rate                                          0.0% 
                       Refi Rate-Range High 
                       Refi Rate-Range Low 
                       Deposit Rate                                       -0.4% 
0830  CAN  Oct      New Housing Price Index 
                       New House Prices, M/M%                             +0.2% 
                       New House Prices, Y/Y%                             +3.8% 
0830  CAN  Oct      New motor vehicle sales 
0830  US   Nov      Advance Monthly Sales for Retail & Food Services 
                       Overall Sales-SA, M/M%                             +0.2% 
                       Sales, Ex-Auto, M/M%                               +0.1% 
                       Sales, Ex-Auto & Gas, M/M%                         +0.3% 
0830  US   12/9     Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report - Initial Claims 
                       Jobless Claims 
                       Jobless Claims, Net Chg 
                       Continuing Claims 
                       Continuing Claims, Net Chg 
0830  US   Nov      Import & Export Price Indexes 
                       Import Prices                                      +0.2% 
                       Non-Petroleum Prices                               +0.1% 
                       Petroleum Prices                                   +1.7% 
0830  US            U.S. Weekly Export Sales 
                       Corn (Metric Tons) 
                       Soybeans (Metric Tons) 
                       Wheat (Metric Tons) 
0930  US            IMF regular press briefing 
0945  US            Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index 
0945  US   Dec      US Flash Manufacturing PMI 
                       PMI, Mfg                                           53.8 
0945  US   Dec      US Flash Services PMI 
                       PMI, Services                                      54.7 
1000  US   Oct      Manufacturing & Trade: Inventories & Sales 
                       Total Inventories                                  +0.0% 
1030  US   12/8     EIA Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report 
                       Working Gas In Storage (Cbf) 
                       Working Gas In Storage, Net Chg (Cbf) 
1240  CAN           Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz speaks at a Canadian 
                    Club Toronto event 
1630  US            Federal Discount Window Borrowings 
1630  US            Money Stock Measures 
1630  US            Foreign Central Bank Holdings 
1850  JPN  Q4       Tankan Survey of Enterprises in Japan 
                       Big Mfrs Diffusion Idx                             22 
                       Big Mfrs Forecast                                  19 
                       Big Non-Mfrs Idx                                   23 
                       Small Mfrs Idx                                     10 
                       Big Mfrs Exp Pretax Pft, Y/Y%                      +4.7% 
                       Big Mfrs Exp USD/JPY                               109.29 
                       Small Non-Mfrs Idx                                 8 
                       Big Cos FY Exp Capex, Y/Y%                         +7.7% 
N/A   EU   Nov      New Passenger Car Registrations in Europe statistics (EU27 + 
                    EFTA3) 
N/A   EU            EU Summit 
N/A   EU            European Parliament plenary session continues 
N/A   US            IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde continues Africa visit 
 
 
 

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