Date
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Event
Jun, 29 18:00
FOMC Member James Bullard Speaks
FOMC Member James Bullard Speaks
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Date: Jun, 29 18:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun
James Bullard is the chief executive officer and 12th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, positions he has held since 2008. He is currently serving a term that began on March 1, 2011. In 2014, he was named the 7th most influential economist in the world.
Jun, 30 00:01
GfK Consumer Confidence
GfK Consumer Confidence
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Date: Jun, 30 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -5
Forecast: -7
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Consumer Confidence measures the level of confidence households have in economic performance. Generally rising consumer confidence acts as a precursor to higher consumer expenditures which drive economic expansion. The report also breaks down results into parts of the economy, giving a detailed picture of the consumer climate in Great Britain. GfK Consumer Confidence is one of the most closely watched surveys. The survey results are quantified into index where 0 represents long term Consumer Confidence averages. The headline figure is expressed in percentage change. On a global basis, the indicator is very important for the economy, as it reflects consumers sentiments which formed the major portion of Great Britain GDP. The survey is conducted monthly by GfK, a market research organization, on behalf of the EU commission.

Jun, 30 00:30
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
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Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.8%
Forecast: 2.8%
Actual: -
Period: May

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

Jun, 30 00:30
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food and Energy
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food and Energy
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Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.1% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

An indicator of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo, excluding such volatile item as fresh food.

Jun, 30 00:30
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food
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Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.1% y/y
Forecast: 0.2% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

An indicator of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo, excluding such volatile item as fresh food.

Jun, 30 00:30
Tokyo CPI
Tokyo CPI
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Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.2% y/y
Forecast: 0.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Measures the rate of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo on a fixed basket of goods and services. The change is calculated monthly. This reading is important because it measures the inflation in the country’s largest city. Due to the fact that Tokyo is a smaller population to survey than for the national CPI this figure can be released roughly one month before the national figure. Therefore it is a leading inflationary indicator. The volatile item excluded in a separate derivative of this report is fresh food.

Jun, 30 00:30
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National CPI ex fresh food and energy
National CPI ex fresh food and energy
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Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.1% y/y
Actual: -
Period: May

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

Jun, 30 00:30
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National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
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Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.3% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% y/y
Actual: -
Period: May

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

Jun, 30 00:30
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National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.4% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% y/y
Actual: -
Period: May

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

Jun, 30 00:30
Household Spending
Household Spending
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Date: Jun, 30 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.4% y/y
Forecast: -0.7% y/y
Actual: -
Period: May

A survey of both wage-earning and non-working households, such as those classified as single-member, unemployed, or retired. The headline figure is the percentage change in average spending per household from the previous year. Increases in household spending are favorable for the Japanese economy because high consumer spending generally leads to higher levels of economic growth. Higher spending is also a sign of consumer optimism, as households confident in their future outlook will spend more. At the same time accelerated growth exerts inflationary pressure, which can lead to interest rate increases in the future.

Jun, 30 00:50
Prelim Industrial Production
Prelim Industrial Production
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Date: Jun, 30 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.0% m/m; 5.7% y/y
Forecast: -3.1% m/m; 6.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: May
This is a measure of the change in the total value of output produced by manufacturers and other facilities after being adjusted for inflation.
Jun, 30 02:00
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Non-Manufacturing PMI
Non-Manufacturing PMI
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Date: Jun, 30 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 54.5
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The official non-manufacturing PMI, released by China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP), is based on a survey of about 1,200 companies covering 27 industries including construction, transport and telecommunications. It is the level of a diffusion index based on surveyed purchasing managers in the services industry and if it is above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below, indicates contraction.

Jun, 30 02:00
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: Jun, 30 02:00
Importance: High
Previous: 51.2
Forecast: 51.0
Actual: -
Period: Jun

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The CIPS PMI is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

Jun, 30 02:30
Private Sector Credit
Private Sector Credit
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Date: Jun, 30 02:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4% m/m; 4.9% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% m/m; 5.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: May
Private Sector Credit released by the Reserve Bank of Australia is an amount of money that the Australian private sector borrows.
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