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Mar, 29 16:30
FOMC Member Eric Rosengren Speaks
FOMC Member Eric Rosengren Speaks
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Date: Mar, 29 16:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member( March 2011 - today) Eric S. Rosengren to speak. FOMC members are responsible for setting the benchmark interest rate and their speeches are closely watched for indications on the future possible direction of monetary policy. His comments may determine a short-term positive or negative trend.
Mar, 29 18:15
FOMC Member John C. Williams Speaks
FOMC Member John C. Williams Speaks
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Date: Mar, 29 18:15
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar

John C. Williams is President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Mar, 30 08:00
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KOF Economic Barometer
KOF Economic Barometer
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Date: Mar, 30 08:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 107.2
Forecast: 105.9
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The Swiss KOF Economic Barometer is a leading indicator which measures overall economic activity and is an excellent indicator of the direction of the Swiss economy. The KOF Economic Barometer is one or two quarters ahead of the GDP growth rate of the previous year and thus enables an initial estimate to be made of how the Swiss economy will perform in the next or in the next two quarters.

The Barometer is ultimately adjusted to take account of seasonal fluctuations and random factors. The Barometer is published monthly.

Mar, 30 08:00
Consumer Price Index Flash
Consumer Price Index Flash
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Date: Mar, 30 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.0% y/y
Forecast: 2.6% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The Consumer Price Index's (CPI) Flash Estimate measures the inflation rate incurred by consumers when purchasing goods and services. It typically carries a significant impact as traders depend on this information for a glimpse into inflationary pressures and its impact on the nation's currency.

Mar, 30 13:00
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Prelim Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised
Prelim Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised
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Date: Mar, 30 13:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.7% m/m; 2.2% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% m/m; 2.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar
In addition to the Consumer Price Index for Germany (CPI) and the Retail Prices Index, the Federal Statistical Office has calculated for European purposes a Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) for Germany since 1997. For the HICP, time series from January 1995 are available. The HICP is used to measure inflation in the context of international, mostly inner-European comparisons. Its calculation, which relies on harmonised concepts, methods and procedures, reflects the development of prices in the individual states based on national consumption patterns. The HICP serves, among other things, to measure the convergence criterion of "price stability" as a basis for judging whether a Member State can participate in European economic and monetary union. The HICP is calculated for the Member States of the European Union (EU), Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. It is used to form aggregates for the euro zone (Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices - MUICP), for the EU (European Index of Consumer Prices - EICP), and for the European Economic Area (European Economic Area Index of Consumer Prices - EEAICP). The European Central Bank makes use of the MUICP in the context of its monetary policy to judge price stability within the euro zone.
Mar, 30 13:00
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CPI preliminary
CPI preliminary
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Date: Mar, 30 13:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.6% m/m; 2.2% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% m/m; 1.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase the same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal for the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

Mar, 30 13:30
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Raw Materials Price Index
Raw Materials Price Index
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Date: Mar, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.7% m/m
Forecast: 0.8% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Feb

Measures the prices paid by Canadian manufacturers for key raw materials, including resources not produced in Canada. The RMPI is an early measure of inflation. Although producers may not pass on changes in raw material prices to consumers immediately, the index will record these cost pressures before they reach the end consumer and affect inflation rates. The headline figure is the percentage change in the price index from the previous month and year.

The index includes prices for raw materials like mineral fuels, vegetable and animal products, wood, ferrous materials, non-ferrous metals and non-metallic minerals.

Mar, 30 13:30
Industrial Product Price Index
Industrial Product Price Index
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Date: Mar, 30 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4% m/m
Forecast: 0.4% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Feb

Industrial Product Price Index released by the Statistics Canada measures price changes for major commodities sold by Canadian manufactures. Changes in the IPP index are widely followed as an indicator of commodity inflation.

Mar, 30 13:30
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Final GDP
Final GDP
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Date: Mar, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.9% q/q
Forecast: 2.0% q/q
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter
It's the broadest measure of economic activity and the primary gauge of the economy's health. While this is q/q data, it's reported in an annualized format (quarterly change x4). There are 3 versions of GDP released a month apart – Advance, Preliminary, and Final.
Mar, 30 13:30
GDP Price Index
GDP Price Index
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Date: Mar, 30 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.0% q/q
Forecast: 2.0% q/q
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

Measures changes in the prices of goods and services that are included in US GDP. The GDP Price Index is an indicator for inflation calculated by comparing the current GDP to GDP in the reference year. A high or rising GDP Price Index, like other indicators of inflation, puts pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

The GDP price index differs from other more popular inflation measures like CPI, in that it includes all products accounted for by GDP and does not include the affects of changes in import prices. Furthermore, the report is only released quarterly and commands little market attention because of it lack of timeliness.

The headline figure is the annualized percentage change.

Mar, 30 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
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Date: Mar, 30 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: 258K
Forecast: 244K
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

Mar, 30 13:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
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Date: Mar, 30 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 2000K
Forecast: 2033K
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Continuing claims refers to unemployed workers that qualify for benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. Data on unemployment claims is published by the Department of Labor on a weekly basis, allowing for frequent updates on the levels of unemployment.

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