August 21, 2014 / 6:33 PM / 4 years ago

What to Watch in The Day Ahead; Friday, Aug. 22

(The Day Ahead is an email and PDF publication that includes the day’s major stories and events, analyses and other features. To receive The Day Ahead, Eikon users can register at . Thomson One users can register at RT/DAY/US. All times in ET/GMT) Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivers opening remarks on labor markets as the Jackson Hole conference of central bankers hosted by the Kansas City Federal Reserve enters its second day. In the afternoon, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will deliver a lunch address on labor market dynamics. Separately, Reuters is expected to interview Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser and St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on the sidelines of the annual central banking symposium. Foot Locker, the global retailer of shoes and apparel, is expected to report earnings for the second quarter. Separately, Hibbett Sports, a company which operates sporting goods stores in small and mid-sized markets, predominantly in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest, is scheduled to report its second-quarter results. Brazil’s central bank is scheduled to release its report on the balance of payments for July. (0930/1330) Mexican inflation data for early August will show if the annual pace of consumer price gains has risen further above the central bank’s 4 percent ceiling. Also expected to be released is Mexican unemployment figures. (0900/1300) Separately, Peru’s central bank is scheduled to release its current account balance in the second quarter of 2014. In the first quarter, the current account deficit expanded to 6.6 percent of gross domestic product, from the 5.5 percent deficit registered in the first three months of 2013. (1600/2000) The central bank is also expected to release the fiscal balance logged in the second quarter. (1800/2200) (Compiled By Nandi Kaul in Bangalore; Edited by Maju Samuel)

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