What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Friday, Sept 18

Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:31pm EDT
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(The Day Ahead is an email and PDF publication that includes the day's major stories and
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The Conference Board issues its monthly leading economic index, a gauge of future U.S. economic
activity. The index is expected to have gained 0.2 percent in August after slipping 0.2 percent
in the previous month. 

Canada's annual inflation rate is expected to have remained at 1.3 percent in August. Core
inflation, watched carefully by the Bank of Canada, is seen at 2.1 percent, down from 2.4
percent in July. (0830/1230)

People's Bank of China chief economist of research Ma Jun and China's executive director for the
International Monetary Fund, Jin Zhongxi, will speak in Washington about renminbi
internationalization in volatile markets. China roiled markets in August by devaluing its
currency, ahead of an IMF board discussion in November on whether to include the renminbi in its
benchmark SDR basket.

Mexico will announce the private spending data for the second quarter. Also, Argentina is due to
release the gross domestic product figures for the second quarter.

LIVECHAT - FED FOCUS: Sean Maloney, Chief Economist and Strategist, Finconomics
A central bank specialist, Sean is a Forum regular and quite popular with our members. He will
deconstruct the all-important September Fed meeting for us and share insights on how the
economic climate will impact policy decisions from here. (0100/0500) To join the conversation,
click here: bit.ly/1kTxdKD

 (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)