Several important meetings for the world economy are scheduled for this week. Some interesting statistical data is also expected to be published. Here is a short list of them:
- The European Central Bank will publish a monthly bulletin that includes various statistics that policymakers take into account when deciding on interest rates.
- A meeting of the European Central Bank is also scheduled for this week, although it will not be about monetary policy.
- A conference on e-health security will be organized by the European Union. It will be possible to attend it online.
- Spain will publish updated trade balance data, as well as data of GDP for the second quarter in Spain.
- The results of the Business Activity Survey in France will be made public. For reference, these data are based on a survey of 4,000 business leaders operating in various sectors.
- A monetary policy meeting is expected in Japan this week to discuss the policies of the Bank of Japan.
- In the US, the Treasury Department will publish a semiannual report reviewing international economic and monetary policy in the US’s major trading partners.
- This week, the head of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, will appear before the Joint Economic Committee, where he will have to answer questions about the economic outlook and recent monetary policy decisions.
- And the last, Russia expects to publish an updated GDP figure.