Matt Quigley writes the weekly economic preview for the Mail & Guardian. His blog on the South African economy can be found at www.thoughtleader.co.za/mattquigley
Nhlanhla Nene's medium-term budget statement and last month's inflation report are the big items on South Africa's economic calendar.
An index measuring economic activity in SA shows the biggest decline in several years - but one bright spot is an expected increase in retail sales.
The IMF and World Bank will hold their annual meetings this week, with key global economic reports being released in the run up to these events.
South Africa and the US are expected to announce their latest employment statistics while China's manufacturing update will be closely watched.
Investor interest is likely to centre on PMI reports in China and Europe. Both sets of reports may be disappointing. Here is your guide.
Scots head to the polls this week to determine the future of the UK, making investors jittery and impacting markets, which loathe uncertainty.
The rand may come under pressure, the US job market is expected to continue stabilising and London’s property boom appears to be fizzling.
Central banks in Europe, the UK, Japan, Egypt and Kenya are among those expected to announce policy decisions in the week ahead.
From SA and the US’s growth figures to China’s big bank earnings, here is your guide to this week's economic highlights.
South Africa, Nigeria and the UK are expected to release consumer inflation figures and the US will give an update on housing data this week.