The week ahead: 14/11/22
The rise in the cost of living and its impact on UK consumers will be in the news this week with CPI and retail sales data due. Inflation figures will also be released for France, the eurozone and Japan, while earnings are scheduled from US retailers Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, TJX, Target, Ross Stores, Macy’s, Gap and Foot Locker, plus Chinese e-commerce firms Alibaba and JD.com.
Monday 14 November
Eurozone industrial production figures for March are released at 10am (UK time) on Monday morning. We’ll also get the latest OPEC oil production report and, late in the day, Japan’s Q3 GDP data. Earnings are due from food processing company Tyson, infrastructure consulting firm Aecom and Chinese internet company Sohu.
Tuesday 15 November
US supermarket Walmart reports to the market on Tuesday amid a backdrop of weakness in the retail and wholesale sector throughout 2022. Figures are also expected from DIY retailer Home Depot, German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon, UK telecoms group Vodafone, tobacco company Imperial Brands, car parts provider Advance Auto Parts, commercial property group Landsec, wind turbine firm Nordex and office property group Workspace. As well as Chinese and Japanese industrial production data, we’ll get the UK average earnings and claimant count change, French CPI, German ZEW economic sentiment, eurozone GDP and trade balance, and in the US the NY Empire State manufacturing index.
Wednesday 16 November
With UK inflation sitting at a 40-year high of 10.1% in September, all eyes will be on Wednesday’s UK CPI data for October. In the US we’ll see the latest retail sales and industrial production, while late in the evening the Japanese trade balance is published. Updates are scheduled from US tech firms Cisco and Nvidia, retailers Lowe’s, TJX and Target, credit check firm Experian, energy company SSE, enterprise software group Sage, property developer British Land, UK food brand owner Premier Foods and manufacturing group Senior.
Thursday 17 November
Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba posts quarterly earnings on Thursday. The Hurun China Rich List last week revealed that Alibaba founder Jack Ma has seen a 29% drop in his wealth as the Chinese economy weakens. We’ll also see earnings from DAX component Siemens, engineering firm Applied Materials, cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, UK safety equipment firm Halma, German engineering and steel production conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, mining company Harmony Gold, UK property developer Great Portland Estates and US retailers Ross Stores, Macy’s and Gap. Macroeconomic data includes Australian employment change, eurozone and Japanese CPI, and US building permits, housing starts and the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index.
Friday 18 November
At 7am on Friday the UK retail sales data for October is published. In September we saw the impact of the cost-of-living crisis as retail sales fell by 1.4%, driven by falling food store sales of 1.8%. In the US look out for the latest existing home sales, while the reporting schedule includes Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com and US sportswear retailer Foot Locker.
Published: 14 November 2022
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