Top economic indicators and events for the week: April 27-May 3

(all at Singapore time)

MONDAY, APRIL 27

10:30pm: US Dallas Fed manufacturing index for April

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

US Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds two-day meeting on interest rates

7:50am: Japan retail sales for March

9am: Philippines trade figures for Feb

12pm: Singapore Monetary Authority of Singapore Macroeconomic Review

2pm: Thailand trade figures for March

4:30m: UK preliminary gross domestic product (GDP) for Q1

9pm: US S&P/Case Shiller home price index for Feb

10pm: US pending home sales for March

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

3:30pm: Bank of Thailand interest rate decision

4pm: Eurozone loan growth for March

5pm: Eurozone final consumer confidence index for April

9:30pm: US advance GDP for Q1

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

2am: US Fed's FOMC announces decision on interest rates, followed by statement

6am: Brazil interest rate decision

7:50am: Japan industrial production for March

10am: Singapore bank lending for March

10:30am: Singapore preiminary unemployment rate for Q1

11am: Bank of Japan interest rate decision

1pm: Singapore business expectations Q2

3:30pm: Swedish central bank announces interest rate decision and publishes monetary report

5pm: Eurozone inflation rate for April, unemployment rate for March

5:30pm: Russia interest rate decision

8:30pm: US personal income and spending for March

FRIDAY, MAY 1: Labour Day

7:30am: Japan inflation rate and household spending for March

9am: China offical manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI for April

10pm: US ISM manufacturing PMI for April, final University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for April

MAJOR CORPORATE EARNINGS SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE

MON, APR 27: DBS Q1, Sembcorp Marine Q1

WED, APR 29: CDL Hospitality Trust Q1

THURS, APR 30: UOB Q1, OCBC Q1, Indofood Agri Resources Q1,0 Cosco Corp Q1