DIARY-U.S. Treasuries, Friday, Oct. 12
ALL TIMES EDT/GMT: TREASURY: No events are scheduled. FEDERAL RESERVE:
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Challenges to Economic Growth" before students, faculty, and business leaders at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 12:35 p.m. (1635 GMT)
ECONOMIC INDICATORS :
Labor Department releases the September Producer Price Index, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT). Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a 0.7 percent rise compared with a 1.7 percent rise in August. Excluding volatile food and energy items, PPI is expected to rise 0.2 percent, a repeat of the August increase.
Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers release October preliminary consumer sentiment index, 9:55 a.m. (1355 GMT). Economists in a Reuters survey expect a reading of 78.0 compared with 78.3 in the final September report.
Economic Cycle Research Institute releases its weekly index of economic activity for Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. (1430 GMT). In the prior week, the index read 126.3.
Treasury Department issues monthly budget for September, 2 p.m. (1800 GMT). Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a $42.0 billion surplus compared with a August budget deficit of $191.0 billion.
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