EUROPEAN ECONOMICS PREVIEW: UK HALIFAX HOUSE PRICE DATA DUE
Halifax house prices from the UK and investor confidence from euro area are due on Monday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
At 2.00 am ET, Statistics Norway is scheduled to release consumer and producer price figures. Inflation is forecast to fall to 3 percent in April from 3.1 percent in March. In the meantime, foreign trade and consumer prices from Denmark are due.
At 3.30 am ET, UK Halifax house price data is due for April. Prices had increased 6.5 percent annually in three months to March.
At 4.30 am ET, Eurozone Sentix investor confidence data is due. The investor sentiment index is forecast to rise moderately to 14.0 in May from 13.1 in April.
Half an hour later, Greece industrial production figures are due for March.
EUROPEAN ECONOMICS PREVIEW: GERMANY ZEW ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE DATA DUE
Economic confidence survey data from Germany is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
At 2.00 am ET, Destatis releases Germany's wholesale prices for April. Prices had increased 4.4 percent annually in March.
At 3.00 am ET, consumer price figures are due from the Czech Republic and Hungary. The Czech inflation is forecast to rise to 2.7 percent in April from 2.3 percent in March.
Hungary's inflation is seen at 5 percent in April versus 3.7 percent in March.
At 4.00 am ET, Italy's statistical office Istat is scheduled to release industrial production for March. Economists forecast output to grow 0.4 percent on month, following a 0.2 percent rise in February.
At 5.00 am ET, Germany's ZEW economic confidence survey data is due. The economic sentiment index is seen at 72 in May versus 70.7 in April.
Japan will on Wednesday release preliminary March figures for its leading and coincident economic indexes, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Their previous readings were 98.7 and 89.9, respectively.
South Korea will see April numbers for unemployment; in March, the jobless rate was 3.9 percent.
Australia will release March data for building permits, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 17.4 percent on month following the 20.1 percent jump in February.
NEW ZEALAND FOOD PRICES JUMP 1.1% ON MONTH IN APRIL
Food prices in New Zealand climbed an unadjusted 1.1 percent on month in April, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday; seasonally adjusted, food prices rose 0.7 percent.
Individually, fruit and vegetable prices rose 4.8 percent (up 3.4 percent after seasonal adjustment); meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.1 percent; grocery food prices rose 1.0 percent (up 1.0 percent after seasonal adjustment); non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 1.0 percent; and restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 1.2 percent.
On a yearly basis, food prices gained 0.7 percent.
Individually, fruit and vegetable prices increased 6.0 percent; meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 2.2 percent; grocery food prices decreased 1.3 percent; and non-alcoholic beverage prices decreased 3.4 percent.
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