Housing Starts Seen Up in August -- Data Week Ahead Update

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The following are forecasts for this week's remaining U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal.

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The FOMC meeting statement is scheduled for release Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, followed by a press conference with Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen at 2:30 p.m. ET.

DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS

(ET)

Tuesday 0830 Housing Starts Aug 1.18M (23) 1.15M

-- percent change Aug +2.6% -4.8%

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0830 Building Permits Aug 1.22M (14) 1.22M

-- percent change Aug +0.0% -4.1%

0830 Import Prices Aug +0.5% (13) +0.1%

0830 Current Account Balance Q2 -$118.0B (8) -$116.8B

Wednesday 1000 Existing Home Sales Aug 5.45M (23) 5.44M

-- percent change Aug +0.2% -1.3%

Thursday 0830 Jobless Claims Sep 16 310K (16) 284K

0830 Phila Fed Mfg Svy Sep 17.1 (14) 18.9

1000 Leading Index Aug +0.3% (14) +0.3%

Friday 0945 Markit Flash Mfg PMI Sep 52.6 (3) 52.8*

0945 Markit Flash Services PMI Sep 55.8 (3) 56.0*

*End-Aug Reading

(Figures in parentheses refer to number of economists surveyed.)

Write to Donna Huneke at dataweekahead@wsj.com

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September 18, 2017 13:54 ET (17:54 GMT)