Economic Events and Analysis
Looking Ahead: Week of March 3 through 7
US Calendar: The consumer and manufacturing sectors are in the spotlight. After two disappointing employment situations, Friday’s employment report will get extra attention. Also, motor vehicle sales have stalled along with personal income—updates post on Monday. Core durables orders showed signs of life for January and we get readings for February manufacturing from Markit PMI and ISM.
Global Calendar: This coming week will be dominated by central bank speak. The Reserve Bank of Australia, the Banks of Canada and England and the European Central Bank will all announce policy decisions. Major data releases including manufacturing, services and composite PMIs and employment data in Canada and the U.S. will be closely monitored by investors.