Top indicators and events that will impact the economy this week, Feb 23-March 1

(all at Singapore time)

MONDAY, FEB 23

1pm: Singapore consumer price index for Jan

3:30pm: Singapore 2015 Budget Statement

5pm: Germany IFO business confidence index for Feb

11pm: US existing home sales for Jan

11:30pm: US Dallas Fed manufacturing index for Feb

TUESDAY, FEB 24

1pm: Singapore Q4 wholesale trade index

3pm: Germany final Q4 GDP figures

3:30pm: Thailand trade figures for Jan

6pm: Eurozone inflation rate for Jan

10pm: ECB president Mario Draghi speaks speaks in Frankfurt at the official unveiling of the new 20 euro bank note

10pm: US S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index for Dec

10:45pm: US flash Markit services and composite indices for Feb

11pm: US Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen gives semi-annual testimony on the economy and monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee

11pm: US Conference Board consumer confidence index for Feb

WEDNESDAY, FEB 25

9:45am: China flash HSBC manufacturing PMI for Feb

11am: HK Q4 GDP figures

1pm: Malaysia unemployment rate for Dec

10:30pm: ECB president Mario Draghi testifies to the European Parliament in Brussels on the ECB's annual report

11pm: US Fed chairman gives semi-annual testimony before the House Financial Services Committee

11pm: US new home sales for Jan

THURSDAY, FEB 26

1pm: Singapore industrial production for Jan

5:30pm: UK estimated Q4 GDP figures

6pm: Eurozone business cofidence index for Feb

9:30pm: US durable goods orders and inflation rate for Jan

FRIDAY, FEB 27

7:30am: Japan inflation rate, unemployment rate and household spending for Jan

7:50am: Japan industrial production and retail sales for Jan

10am: Singapore bank lending for Jan

9:30pm: US estimated Q4 GDP figures

10:45pm: Chicago PMI for Feb

11pm: US pending home sales for Jan and final Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for Feb

SATURDAY, FEB 28

India budget

MAJOR SINGAPORE CORPORATE EARNINGS

TUES, Feb 24: Genting Singapore Q4

WED, Feb 25: StarHub Q4

FRI, Feb 27: Jardine Cycle & Carriage Q4, ST Engineering Q4, Gallant Venture Q4, Indofood Agri Resources Q4, Golden Agri-Resources Q4