Date
GMT+00:00
Event
Dec, 16 00:01
Rightmove House Prices
Rightmove House Prices
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.3% m/m; 0.3% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

House prices index in Great Britain.

Dec, 16 00:30
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 48.9
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

Dec, 16 00:30
Tertiary Industry Index
Tertiary Industry Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 50.3
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Evaluates the monthly change in output produced by Japan's service sector. Because this report excludes manufacturing and only measures service industries catering mainly to domestic needs, the Tertiary Industry Index is a key indicator of domestic activity. The index incorporates data from firms involved in wholesale and retail trade, financial services, health care, real estate, leisure and utilities. The report excludes industrial manufacturing sectors that tend to be influenced by foreign demand. The tertiary industry index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

Dec, 16 00:30
PMI Composite
PMI Composite
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 49.8
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.

Dec, 16 02:00
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Industrial production
Industrial production
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.7% y/y; 5.6% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measures the volume change of output of the manufacturing and energy sector.

Dec, 16 02:00
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Fixed Asset Investment
Fixed Asset Investment
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Fixed asset investment, or FAI, is a measure of capital spending. It refers to any investment within the measurement period in physical assets, such as real estate infrastructure, machinery, etc. that are held for more than one year. FAI can be a good indicator for how much investment is occurring in a country or region, but it is not a direct contributor to GDP.

Dec, 16 02:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 7.2% y/y; 8.1% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy. Rising consumer spending fuels economic growth, confirms signals from consumer confidence, and may spark inflationary pressures.

The headline figure is expressed as the percentage change from the same month last year.

Dec, 16 02:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

Dec, 16 04:30
Tertiary Industry Index
Tertiary Industry Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.8%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Evaluates the monthly change in output produced by Japan's service sector. Because this report excludes manufacturing and only measures service industries catering mainly to domestic needs, the Tertiary Industry Index is a key indicator of domestic activity. The index incorporates data from firms involved in wholesale and retail trade, financial services, health care, real estate, leisure and utilities. The report excludes industrial manufacturing sectors that tend to be influenced by foreign demand. The tertiary industry index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

Dec, 16 08:15
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.7
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

A monthly guage 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.

Dec, 16 08:15
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PMI Services
PMI Services
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 52.2
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Gauge for the overall performance of the country's service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the country's service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

Dec, 16 08:15
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Dec, 16 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 52.1
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.
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