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

(all at Singapore time)

MONDAY, MAR 16

12pm: Indonesia trade figs for Feb

12:30pm: Singapore URA new home sales by developers in Feb

8:30pm: US New York Empire State Manufacturing Index for March

9:15pm: US industrial production for Feb

10pm: US NAHB housing index for March

TUESDAY, MAR 17

2:45am: European Central Bank president Mario Draghi speaks at event on "Growing out of the Crisis - Challenges for Europe"

8:30am: Singapore Non-Oil Exports for Feb

12pm: Bank of Japan interest rate decision

6pm: Eurozone inflation rate for Feb

8:30pm: US housing starts for Feb

WEDNESDAY, MAR 18

7:50am: Japan trade figures for Feb

9:30am: China National Bureau of Statistics housing index for Feb

12pm: Malaysia inflation rate for Feb

1pm: Bank of Japan monthly report

4pm: Iceland central bank announces interest rate decision

6pm: Eurozone trade figures for Jan

6pm: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development launches Interim Economic Outlook Assessment

UK Finance Minister George Osborne presents 2015 budget

THURSDAY, MAR 19

2am: US Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announces interest rates decision

2:30am: US Fed chair Janet Yellen holds news conference

4:30pm: Swiss National Bank monetary policy assessment

5pm: Norwegian central bank's executive board holds interest rate meeting

EU heads of state and government meeting (to March 20)

FRIDAY, MAR 20

7:50am: Bank of Japan to publish minutes of February policy-setting meeting

10:20pm: Fed Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on monetary policy and the economic outlook