The week ahead: 31/01/22
More heavyweights report this week, including Alpabet, Amazon, Honeywell and oil majors ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips. Interest rates remain in the news with monetary policy decisions due in Australia, the UK and the eurozone, while on Friday all eyes turn to the latest US nonfarm payrolls.
Monday 31 January
Late on Sunday night the Japanese industrial production and retail sales figures were released, followed early Monday morning by Chinese manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI data. We’ll also see Germany’s latest GDP and CPI, plus in the US the Chicago PMI. Earnings come from Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP, budget airline Ryanair, real estate investment trust AGNC and fabless semiconductor supplier Cirrus Logic.
Tuesday 1 February
Google parent Alphabet reports to the market on Tuesday, along with oil major ExxonMobil (set to produce a roadmap towards net-zero carbon emissions), online payments firm PayPal, shipping multinational UPS, semiconductor producer AMD, coffeeshop chain Starbucks, biopharmaceutical company Gilead, insurance provider Chubb, auto manufacturer General Motors, gaming company Electronic Arts and toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker. The Reserve Bank of Australia will be announcing its latest decision on interest rates, while we’ll also get German retail sales, German and eurozone unemployment data, and manufacturing PMI figures for Japan, France, Germany, the eurozone, the UK and the US.
Wednesday 2 February
Keep an eye out on Wednesday for figures from pharma firms Novartis and AbbVie, wireless tech provider Qualcomm, mobile networks T-Mobile US and Vodafone, medical tech firms Thermo Fisher and Boston Scientific, environmental services company Waste Management, insurer MetLife, electrical manufacturer Emerson and fire safety multinational Johnson Controls. A light schedule of macroeconomic data includes eurozone preliminary CPI (with annual price inflation in the region currently standing at 5.0%) and, in the US, the ADP nonfarm employment change.
Thursday 3 February
Another set of heavyweight earnings on Thursday includes online retailer Amazon (which last week announced it would shut down its third-party-seller programme), oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips, pharma firms Eli Lilly and Merck, Dow component Honeywell, carmaker Ford, cosmetics multinational Estée Lauder, healthcare insurer Cigna, mobile maker Nokia, media group News Corp, motion control tech firm Parker-Hannifin, telecoms group BT and UK engineer Renishaw. Rate decisions from the BoE and the ECB will also be keenly anticipated, as will US retail sales and factory orders data, and services PMI figures for France, Germany, the eurozone, the UK and the US.
Friday 4 February
The first Friday of the new month brings us the latest US nonfarm payrolls. Economists will be hoping for better news after December jobs rose by just 199,000, well short of expectations. Other notable data includes German factory orders, French, German, eurozone and UK construction PMI and eurozone retail sales. Look out too for earnings from pharma firms Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi and Regeneron, power management company Eaton, industrial gas provider Air Products and insurer Aon.
Published: 31 January 2022
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