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).