Weekly Economic and Political Timeline - 16 September 2018


This week is likely to be relatively quiet, as there is very little data scheduled concerning the U.S. Dollar. It will probably be dominated by central bank input for the Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, and the Australian Dollar, as well as a few pieces of key British and Canadian economic data.

The market is likely to be most active on Wednesday.

It will be a public holiday in Japan on Monday.

Japanese Yen

It will be an important week for the Yen after Monday’s public holiday, with everything happening on Wednesday with the Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy Statement and Press Conference.

Swiss Franc

It will be an important week for the Swissie, with everything happening on Thursday with the Swiss National Bank’s Monetary Policy Assessment.

Australian Dollar

It will be an important week for the Aussie, with everything happening on Tuesday with the release of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes.

British Pound

It will be an important week for the Pound, starting with CPI data on Wednesday. Thursday brings a release of Retail Sales numbers.

Canadian Dollar

It will be an important week for the Loonie, with everything happening on Friday, when we will get releases of CPI and Core Retail Sales data.

New Zealand Dollar

It will be a quiet week for the Kiwi, with GDP data due on Thursday.

U.S. Dollar

It will be an unusually quiet week for the greenback, with nothing due except Crude Oil Inventories data on Wednesday.


It will be a quiet week for the Euro, with nothing due except a couple of minor speeches from the President of the ECB which will be taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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