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The week ahead: 05/12/22

As we enter the festive shopping season, we’ll see the latest eurozone retail sales and the BRC’s UK retail sales monitor this week. Other key data includes Australian, eurozone and Japanese GDP; US, Chinese, French and Australian trade balance; and Chinese and US inflation figures. Some highlights of a bare earnings schedule are AutoZone, Ashtead, Signet, Toll Brothers, Conn’s, Campbell’s, Broadcom, RH and DS Smith.

Monday 5 December

Throughout Monday the latest services PMI data is released for Japan, China, France, Germany, the eurozone, the UK and the US, plus the ISM’s US non-manufacturing PMI. Also keep an eye out for the eurozone retail sales for October (after showing a modest rebound in September, up 0.4% month-on-month), US factory orders and Japanese household spending.

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Tuesday 6 December

AutoZone chart: 02/11/22
   AutoZone chart: 02/11/22 (click to expand image)

Early on Tuesday the BRC’s UK retail sales monitor is released, while we’ll also hear the RBA’s decision on Australian interest rates. Later in the morning we’ll have German factory orders and eurozone, French, German and UK construction PMI, before the US trade balance is announced in the afternoon. Earnings come from car parts retailer AutoZone, industrial equipment rental group Ashtead, jewellery retailer Signet, US housebuilder Toll Brothers and furniture retail chain Conn’s.

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Wednesday 7 December

On Wednesday we’ll get Q3 GDP updates for Australia, the eurozone and Japan. We also expect Chinese and French trade balance data, the Halifax UK house price index, German industrial production and the latest Japanese current account. Processed food company Campbell’s reports to the market. In recent years the iconic soup brand has entered new product categories through strategic acquisitions.

Thursday 8 December

Warehouse retailer Costco posts earnings on Thursday, after last Thursday revealing weaker-than-expected sales growth in November. We’ll also see figures from semiconductor and software supplier Broadcom, home furnishings company RH and UK packaging firm DS Smith. In Australia the October trade balance data is released.

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Friday 9 December

In October the Chinese PPI fell 1.3% year-on-year, the first drop since December 2020. Hence we’ll be closely watching the latest PPI and CPI updates in China on Friday. Meanwhile in the US the week draws to a close with the November PPI and the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey.

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Published: 5 December 2022

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