Economics lookahead, w/c 9 April
Short week, but that's no excuse not to pay attention.
A man protests Egypt's military rulers. But really he wants liberalism. (Getty)
- Was yesterday.
- IMF world outlook released throughout the week. This biannual publication (that's twice a year, not every two years) is released in chunks. Today is the analytical chapters.
- OECD publishes its review, Towards New Arrangements for State Ownership in the Middle East and North Africa, examining how best to manage state institutions post-Arab Spring. Expected recommendations include "privatise them".
- KPMG release their retail sales monitor, in conjunction with the British Retail Consortium...
- ...and their report on jobs, with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
- ONS releases the monthly trade figures.
- Nationwide release their consumer confidence index.
- Finally, the British Retail Consortium releases its monthly shop price index, an alternate measure of inflation.
- China announces its quarterly GDP growth.
- ONS releases the producer price index (which is usually expected to track the PMIs released earlier this month, but after the wild discrepancy for manufacturing, that seems less likely).
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