Top indicators and events that will impact the economy this week, Feb 16-22

Bumboats travelling on the Marina Bay with the ArtScience Museum and the Marina Bay financial district in the background. Singapore's final Q4 GDP figures are slated to be released this week. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Bumboats travelling on the Marina Bay with the ArtScience Museum and the Marina Bay financial district in the background. Singapore's final Q4 GDP figures are slated to be released this week. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

(all at Singapore time)

MONDAY, FEB 16

7:50am: Japan preliminary Q4 GDP

10am: China foreign direct investment for Jan

10:30am: Thailand Q4 GDP

11am: Indonesia trade figures for Jan

12pm: Singapore URA new private home sales for Jan

12:30pm: Japan industrial production for Dec

9:45pm: Bank of France governor Christian Noyer to speak at the French parliament about monetary policy and Greece

Eurogroup finance ministers meet in Brussels to work on new rescue deal for Greece.

TUESDAY, FEB 17

8am: Singapore final Q4 GDP

8:30am: Singapore non-oil exports for Jan

9:30am: China housing index for Jan

5pm: Indonesia rate decision

5:30pm: UK inflation rate

6pm: Eurozone Zew Economic Sentiment Index for Feb

9:30pm: US New York Empire State Manufacturing Index for Feb

Eurogroup finance ministers meet their counterparts from the rest of the European Union to discuss the European Commission's €315 billion investment plan and the recently agreed bailout for Ukraine.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 18

12pm: Bank of Japan interest rate decision

12pm: Malaysia inflation rate for Jan

9:30pm: US housing starts and producer price index for Jan

10:15pm: US industrial production for Jan

European Central Bank Governing Council meets to review the Greece situation

THURSDAY, FEB 19

3am: US release of FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) minutes

7:50am: Japan trade figures for Jan

1pm: Bank of Japan monthly report

11pm: Eurozone flash consumer confidence index for Feb

11pm: US Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index for Feb

FRIDAY, FEB 20

9:35am: Japan flash Markit manufacturing PMI for Feb

5pm: Eurozone flash Markit manufacturing and service PMIs for Feb

10:45pm: US flash Markit manufacturing PMI for Feb

MAJOR SINGAPORE CORPORATE EARNINGS

MON, Feb 16: City Developments Q4, Ezion Holdings Q4, Cosco Corp Q4, Raffles Medical Q4

TUES, Feb 17: CapitaLand Q4, Sembcorp Industries Q4