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Key data & events to watch next week

United States: Monday – Fed’s Fisher speaks on Monetary Policy, Fed’s Bullard gives opening remarks at Fed event Tuesday – AUG NFIB Small Business Optimism, AUG Import Price Index AUG Monthly Budget Statement Wednesday - MBA Mortgage Applications (Sept. 9), AUG Producer Price Index, AUG Advance Retail Sales, JUL Business Inventories Thursday – Weekly Jobless Claims, AUG Consumer Price Index, 2Q Current Account Balance, SEP Empire Manufacturing, AUG Industrial Production, AUG Capacity Utilization, SEP Philadelphia Fed Friday – JUL TIC Flows, SEP P U. of Michigan Confidence

Eurozone: Sunday – ECB’s Trichet speaks in Basil after BIS global economy meeting Monday – Merkel, Barroso hold talks on crisis Tuesday – Germany’s Schaeuble speaks on global crisis Wednesday – EZ JUL Industrial Production Thursday – ECB SEP Monthly Report, EZ AUG CPI, EZ 2Q Employment, ECB’s Trichet speaks at Eurofi Forum Friday – EZ JUL Trade Balance, EU Finance Ministers & Central Bankers meet, Merkel holds speech in Berlin

United Kingdom: Monday – AUG RICS House Price Balance Tuesday – JUL DCLG UK House Prices, JUL Trade Balance, AUG CPI, AUG RPI Thursday – AUG Claimant Count Rate, AUG Jobless Claims Change, JUL Avg Weekly Earnings, JUL ILO Unemployment Rate Friday – AUG Retail Sales

Japan: Monday – 3Q BSI Larger Manufacturing & All Industry, July Tertiary Industry Index, August Domestic CGPI; Tuesday – 4Q Japan Manpower Survey, BOJ published August meeting minutes; Wednesday – August Tokyo Condominium Sales, July Industrial Production, July Capacity Utilization and August Machine Tool Orders

Canada: Tuesday – Finance Minister Flaherty speaks; Wednesday – 2Q Capacity Utilization Rate;Thursday – July Manufacturing Sales; Friday – July International Securities Transactions

Australia & New Zealand : Monday – AU July Trade Balance; Tuesday – AU August Business Confidence, NZ August Food Prices, NZ 2Q Manufacturing Activity, NZ August House Prices; Wednesday – AU & NZ 4Q Manpower Survey, AU Sept. Westpac Consumer Confidence, AU August Skilled Vacancies, AU 2Q Dwelling Starts, NZ August Non-resident Bond Holdings; Thursday – RBNZ Interest Rate Announcement, NZ August Business PMI, AU August New Motor Vehicle Sales, RBA August Foreign Exchange Transactions; Friday – NZ Sept. Consumer Confidence

China: Monday – August New Loans, August Money Supply M0, M1 & M2; Tuesday – 4Q Manpower Survey

Brian Dolan is chief currency strategist at www.FOREX.com.

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