Coming up this week: The top economic events in Singapore and the world

Look ahead with the Straits Times Money Desk's weekly diary (all times are local).

A big data week for Singapore with the highlight being the gross domestic product (GDP) figures due on Tuesday which are expected to show economic growth improved slightly in the third quarter. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is also likely to stick to its tight monetary policy stance as core inflation has picked up.

A slew of Chinese data this week will be will pave the way for the all-important third quarter GDP numbers on October 21, slumping Germany is braced for poor ZEW sentiment data while US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank chiefs will be watched closely for any signals about monetary policy.

Top Economic Events for Singapore:

Tuesday, October 14

- Release of advance third-quarter GDP figures and MAS monetary policy statement at 8am.

Wednesday, October 15

- Release of retail sales for August at 1pm.

Friday, October 17

- Release of non-oil exports for September at 8:30am.

Release Dates of Quarterly Earnings of Top Singapore-Listed Companies:

Wednesday, October 15

- Singapore Press Holdings (fourth quarter).

Thursday, October 16

- M1 (third quarter)

Friday, October 17

- CapitaMall Trust (third quarter)

Top Economic Events Elsewhere:

Monday October 13

- China releases data on bank credit and lending, money supply and trade from 9-10am.

Tuesday, October 14

- China releases inflation data at 9am.

- Release of Germany's ZEW sentiment index, which measures institutional investor sentiment, at 6pm.

Wednesday, October 15

- ECB president Draghi gives introductory speech at conference in Frankfurt at 3pm.

- US retail sales data released at 9:30pm

Thursday, October 16

- The Fed issues the Beige Book of economic conditions in the US at 2am.

- US industrial production figures released at 9:15pm

Friday, October 17

- Fed chairman Janet Yellen speaks at conference in Boston on inequality of economic opportunity in the US at 8:30pm.

- US housing starts released at 8:30pm