Events you need to know about this week:
Germany, one of S.C.’s largest trading partners, releases industrial production figures for December.
Daniel Island-based Blackbaud Inc. reports its 4th quarter and full year 2015 financial results after 4 p.m. A conference call with company executives and analysts follows at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Through the third quarter, Blackbaud’s revenue was up 12 percent to $462 million, while profits slid 18 percent to $19.2 million. The Charleston company is the largest provider of software and technology services for the nonprofit industry. It’s also the largest publicly traded company based in the region.
U.S. Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December.
U.S. Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December.
Germany releases export and import figures for December.
The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors releases January home sales data. The region is coming off a double-digit growth year in 2015, when residential transactions rose 13.7 percent to 16,202 sales. The median home price last year was $229,000, an increase of 6 percent.
U.S. Treasury releases the federal budget for January.
Charleston software firm Benefitfocus Inc. CEO Shawn Jenkins and finance chief Milt Alpern present at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference in San Francisco. The presentation starts at 11:55 a.m. ET, and a live webcast will be available at investor.benefitfocus.com. The Daniel Island company’s cloud-based technology helps employees enroll in and manage their health insurance and other workplace bene- fits.
U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.
Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates. Last week, they fell for the fifth straight week amid volatility in world financial markets. The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage slid to 3.72% from 3.79 percent last week. The average rate on a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage slid to 3.01 percent from 3.07 percent.
Commerce Department releases retail sales data for January and business inventories for December.
Germany’s Federal Statistical Office issues fourth-quarter growth figure for the economy, Europe’s biggest.
Staff and wire reports