The Reserve Bank of New York will present its december activity forecast. In Australia, new home sales data will be released and the minutes of the Reserve Bank meeting will be published. Switzerland will publish the economic forecast from SECO, while Germany will publish an index of economic expectations, an indicator of the current situation and an index of business optimism. The U.S. will introduce changes to the number of building permits and the Redbook Retail Sales Index. The American Petroleum Institute unveiled changes to crude inventories last week.