Top economic indicators and events for the week ahead: May 18-24

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (above) is scheduled to speak at the ECB forum later this week in Sintra, Portugal. -- PHOTO: AFP
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi (above) is scheduled to speak at the ECB forum later this week in Sintra, Portugal. -- PHOTO: AFP

(all at Singapore time)

MONDAY, MAY 18

7:50am: Japan machinery orders for April

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

9:30am: China new house price index for April

10:30am: Thailand Q1 GDP growth rate

TUESDAY, MAY 19

9:30am: Reserve Bank of Australia minutes of meeting

4pm: Indonesia interest rate decision

4:30pm: UK inflation rate for April

5pm: Eurozone trade figures for March, inflation rate for April and Zew Economic Sentiment Index for May

8:30pm: US housing starts for April

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

7:50am: Japan preliminary Q1 GDP growth rate

3pm: US Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy

THURSDAY, MAY 21

European Central Bank forum on central banking (to May 23)

2am: US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will publish the minutes of April policy meeting

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

4pm: Eurozone flash Markit manufacturing and services PMI for May

9:45pm: US flash Markit manufacturing PMI for May

10pm: Eurozone flash consumer confidence for May

10pm: US existing home sales

FRIDAY, MAY 22

11am: Bank of Japan interest rate decision

12pm: Malaysia inflation rate for April

4pm: ECB president Mario Draghi speaks at ECB forum

8:30pm: US inflation rate for April