Market Overview for Easter Week: 10th-14th April 2017

After a scorching weekend, we are back into another trading week. Last week saw some important influx of data released

The British Pound retreated from Mondays high as UK industrial output unexpectedly fell in February. Non-farm payroll came with highly disappointing figures with the US adding 98,000 new non-farm jobs in March, versus 174,000 expected.

This was the fewest since last May and well below the forecast for jobs growth with lower temperatures and winter storms said to be the main catalyst.

Market participants were also focused on the Trump-Xi meeting which was mostly seen as positive. However, as expected, nothing concrete was discussed or planned. Although it is a four-day week, volatility is expected as participants realign their expectations after the nonfarm payrolls data.

Today is a quiet day for the UK, but, CPI data due to be released tomorrow is expected to bring good news to cable. Across the channel, US inflation and retail sales numbers will be released today.

Here’s a quick glance of the main events for this week:

Monday

n/a – USD Labour Market Conditions Index (Mar)

Tuesday

08:30 – GBP PPI Core Output (YoY) n.s.a (Mar)
08:30 – GBP Producer Price Index – Input (MoM) n.s.a (Mar)
08:30 – GBP Producer Price Index – Input (YoY) n.s.a (Mar)
08:30 – GBP Producer Price Index – Output (YoY) n.s.a (Mar)
08:30 – GBP Producer Price Index – Output (YoY) n.s.a (Mar)
08:30 – GBP PPI Core Output (MoM) n.s.a (Mar)
08:30 – GBP Core Consumer Price Index (YoY) n.s.a (Mar)
08:30 – GBP Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar)
08:30 – GBP Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Mar)
09:00 –EUR ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment (April)
09:00 – EUR ZEW Survey – Current Situation (April)
09:00 – EUR ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment (April)
11:00 – EUR Industrial Production s.a (MOM) (Feb)
17:00 – GBP 10-Year Note Auction
23:00 – BRC Like-For-Like Retail Sales (YoY) (Mar)

Wednesday

08:30 – GBP ILO Unemployment Rate (3M) (Feb)
08:30 – GBP Claimant Count (Mar)
n/a – EUR 10-y Bond Auction
18:00 – USD Monthly Budget Statement (Mar)
23:01 – GBP RICS Housing Price Balance (Mar)

Thursday

06:00 – EUR Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar)
06:00 – EUR Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (YoY) (Mar)
06:00 – EUR onsumer Price Index (MoM) (Mar)
06:00 – EUR Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (MoM) (Mar)
12:30 – USD Initial Jobless Claims (April 7)

Friday (UK Bank Holiday)
12:30 – USD Retail Sales (MoM) (Mar)
12:30 – USD Retail Sales Control Group (Mar)
12:30 – USD Retail Sales Ex. Autos (MoM) (Mar)
12:30 – USD Consumer Price Index Ex. Food & Energy (MoM) (Mar)
12:30 – USD Consumer Price Index Ex. Food & Energy (YoY) (Mar)
12:30 – USD Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar)
17:00 – Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count