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Light Week for U.S. data -- If It's Released

Posted by WorldWideMarkets . on Oct 7, 2013 3:18:00 AM

Relatively light week for U.S. data assuming the government shutdown allows its release. Tuesday has the August international trade data with wholesale inventories on Wednesday. Thursday sees the release of weekly initial jobless claim, import and export prices for September and the Federal Budget for the same month. Friday is the heaviest data day with the U.S. producer price index for September, September retail sales, preliminary University of Michigan sentiment surveys for October and business inventories for August.

Fed speakers on tap include Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto in Pittsburgh on Tuesday with an audience Q&A but not media. The same day Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with audience and media Q&A expected the same day. 
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in an International Monetary Fund panel in Washington on Wednesday. 
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives opening remarks before the 38th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Fall Conference, in St Louis on Thursday. Media Q&A expected. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks in Boise, Idaho the same day. Audience and media Q&A retail sales



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