Date
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Event
Sep, 20 23:45
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GDP
GDP
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 23:45
Importance: High
Previous: 0.5% q/q; 2.5% y/y
Forecast: 0.8% q/q; 2.5% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 2 quarter

A comprehensive measure of a New Zealand 's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP serves as one of the primary measures of overall economic well-being. Economic expansion, indicated by a growing GDP, raises concerns about inflationary pressure.

GDP calculates the total market value of goods and services produced in New Zealand within a given period after deducting the cost of goods and services used up in the process of production. Therefore, GDP excludes intermediate goods and services and considers final aggregates only. It is calculated as:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where

C = private consumption
I = private investment
G = government expenditure
EX = exports of goods and services
IM = imports of goods and services

The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. These are the preliminary figures, and are usually revised every following month.

Sep, 21 02:30
RBA Bulletin
RBA Bulletin
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 02:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter
It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint. Tends to have a mild impact since much of the information is released previously. Source changed release frequency from monthly to quarterly as of Mar 2010.
Sep, 21 04:00
Credit Card Spending
Credit Card Spending
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 04:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.9% m/m; 7.2% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Shows a change in the total expenditure made via credit cards.

Sep, 21 05:30
All Industries Activity
All Industries Activity
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 05:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4% m/m
Forecast: -0.1% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The index comprises a variety of industries: service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

Sep, 21 06:10
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RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 06:10
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
RBA Governor Oct 2016 - Sep 2023. Volatility is often experienced during his speeches as traders attempt to decipher interest rate clues. As head of the central bank, which controls short term interest rates, he has more influence over the nation's currency value than any other person. Traders scrutinize his public engagements as they are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy.
Sep, 21 06:45
SECO Economic Forecasts
SECO Economic Forecasts
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 06:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) β€œis the federal government's centre of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.” - Source www.seco.admin.ch

SECO Economic Forecasts are released quarterly and include expectations for GDP and its components such as: consumption expenditure (personal and government), construction investment, investment in equipment and software, exports, imports, employment (full time equivalent), rate of unemployment and the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Sep, 21 07:00
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.51bln
Forecast: 2.41bln
Actual: -
Period: Aug

A country's trade balance reflects the difference between exports and imports of goods and services. The trade balance is one of the biggest components of the Balance of Payment, giving valuable insight into pressures on country's currency.

Surpluses and Deficits
A positive Trade Balance (surplus) indicates that exports are greater than imports. When imports exceed exports, the country experiences a trade deficit. Because foreign goods are usually purchased using foreign currency, trade deficits usually reflect currency leaking out of the country. Such currency outflows may lead to a natural depreciation unless countered by comparable capital inflows (inflows in the form of investments, FDI - where foreigners investing in local equity, bond or real estates markets). At a bare minimum, deficits fundamentally weigh down the value of the currency.

Ramifications of Trade Balance on Markets
There are a number of factors that work to diminish the market impact of Trade Balance upon immediate release. The report is not very timely, coming some time after the reporting period. Developments in many of the figure's components are also typically anticipated well beforehand. Lastly, since the report reflects data for a specific reporting month or quarter, any significant changes in the Trade Balance should plausibly have already been felt during that period - and not during the release of data.

However, because of the overall significance of Trade Balance data in forecasting trends in the Forex Market, the release has historically been one of the most important reports out of the any country.

Sep, 21 07:30
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BOJ Press Conference
BOJ Press Conference
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 07:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
It's among the primary methods the BOJ uses to communicate with investors regarding monetary policy. It covers the factors that affected the most recent interest rate decision, the overall economic outlook, inflation, and clues regarding future monetary policy.
Sep, 21 09:00
ECB Economic Bulletin
ECB Economic Bulletin
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It reveals the statistical data that the ECB Governing Board evaluated when making the latest interest rate decision, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint.
Sep, 21 09:30
30-Year Bonds Auction
30-Year Bonds Auction
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.545%; 1.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
Sep, 21 09:30
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Public Sector Net Borrowing
Public Sector Net Borrowing
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.8bln; -0.2bln
Forecast: 6.5bln; 7.1Π’
Actual: -
Period: Aug
In the U.K., the amount of expenditures less the total receipts taken in by the government. Public sector net borrowing is the measure of fiscal surpluses and deficits along with the amount of new debt created. If this number is positive, it means the U.K. is running a fiscal deficit, while a negative number represents a fiscal surplus.
Sep, 21 09:30
High Street Lending
High Street Lending
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 41.6K
Forecast: 41.7K
Actual: -
Period: Aug
Number of new mortgages approved for home purchase by High Street banks during the previous month. High Street banks make up around 65% of total UK mortgage lending. It's a leading indicator of housing market demand – most home purchases are financed with a mortgage, so it provides an excellent gauge of how many qualified buyers are entering the market.
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