The Week Ahead: April 14-20, 2014

April 14, 2014 03:16 AM

Lawmakers out, again | CBO estimates today - Farm Bill spendng projections | Russia-Ukraine crisis returns.

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Monday, April 14
Ukraine: The developing crisis in Ukraine will be on the agenda when EU foreign ministers meet today and defense ministers join them tomorrow. EU High Representative Catherine Ashton will discuss developments.
CBO estimates: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is scheduled to release their baseline update, including new assessments on the impact of the new US farm bill.
Economic reports:
Selected Interest Rates (Federal Reserve) | Retail Sales | Business Inventories
USDA reports:
Export inspections (AMS) | Feed Grains Database (ERS) | US Bioenergy Statistics (ERS) | Crop Progress (NASS)


Tuesday, April 15
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks (via videoconference) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2014 Financial Markets Conference. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart makes the opening remarks.
German Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel holds a press conference on the country's economic outlook.
Taxes due: US federal income-tax filings are due.
Economic reports: ICSC-Goldman Store Sales | Consumer Price Index | Housing Market Index | Empire State Mfg Survey | Treasury International Capital
USDA reports: Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook (ERS) | Hatchery Production – Ann. (NASS) | Meat Price Spreads (ERS) | Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook (ERS)

Wednesday, April 16
Federal Reserve: Chairwoman Yellen speaks at the Economic Club of New York.
ECB governing council meets in Frankfurt.
China releases first-quarter GDP growth and other economic data.
Energy reports: Weekly Petroleum Status Report (EIA) | Weekly ethanol plant production (EIA).
Economic reports: Weekly mortgage applications (Labor Dept.) | MBA Purchase Applications | Housing Starts | Industrial Production | Beige Book
USDA reports: Broiler Hatchery (NASS) | National Dairy Products Sales Report (AMS)


Thursday, April 17
Russia, the US, Ukraine, and the EU hold talks in Geneva on the crisis in Ukraine.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Economy Minister Akira Amari speak at the Japan Summit 2014 in Tokyo.
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual televised question-and-answer session in Moscow.
Transportation: Weekly Traffic of Major Railroads (Assn. Of American Railroads) | Grain Transportation Report (AMS).
Energy reports: Weekly US underground natural gas stocks (EIA).
Economic reports: Jobless Claims (Labor Dept.) | Weekly Mortgage Rates (Freddie Mac) | ICI weekly money market mutual fund data | Phila Fed Survey
USDA reports: Weekly Export Sales (FAS) | Peanut Prices (NASS) | Turkey Hatchery (NASS) | Fruit and Tree Nut Data (ERS) | Vegetables and Pulses Data (ERS)

Friday, April 18
All markets are closed in the US for Good Friday
, as are those in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the U.K., among others.
Economic reports:
Leading Indicators
USDA reports: Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade (FAS) | Wheat Data (ERS)

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