Date
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Event
Aug, 22 12:30
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ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
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Date: Aug, 22 12:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul
The report is published 4 weeks after the ECB Monetary Policy Meeting takes place (8 times a year). It contains the texts of the ECB Governing Council members’ speeches on detailed assessments of economic conditions that influence the interest rates decision.
Aug, 22 13:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
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Date: Aug, 22 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.8%
Forecast: -0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The value of sales made by Canadian wholesalers. Wholesalers sell to industries and retailers in quantities far larger than most consumers are willing to purchase. Given that growth in Wholesale Trade usually precedes increases in retail trade and consumption, changes in Wholesale Sales can be used as an early indicator for the overall direction of the retail sector, consumption and the economy. The headline figure reports the monthly percentage change in Wholesale Sales, seasonally adjusted to account for variations in demand due to seasonal cycles.

These sectors are farm products, food, beverages, and tobacco products, personal and household goods, automotive products, building materials, machinery and electronic equipment etc.

Aug, 22 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
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Date: Aug, 22 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 220K
Forecast: 217K
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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

Aug, 22 13:30
Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
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Date: Aug, 22 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1726K
Forecast: 1700K
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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.

Aug, 22 14:45
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ISM Manufacturing
ISM Manufacturing
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Date: Aug, 22 14:45
Importance: Medium
Previous: 50.4
Forecast: 50.5
Actual: -
Period: Aug

A monthly index released by the Institute of Supply Management which tracks the amount of manufacturing activity that occurred in the previous month.ISM Manufacuring assesses the state of US industry by surveying executives on expectations for future production, new orders, inventories, employment and deliveries. This data is considered a very important and trusted economic measure. If the index has a value below 50, due to a decrease in activity, it tends to indicate an economic recession, especially if the trend continues over several months. A value substantially above 50 likely indicates a time of economic growth. The values for the index can be between 0 and 100.

Values over 50 generally indicate an expansion, while values below 50 indicate contraction.

Aug, 22 14:45
Final Services PMI
Final Services PMI
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Date: Aug, 22 14:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 53.0
Forecast: 52.9
Actual: -
Period: Aug
It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses react quickly to market conditions, and their purchasing managers hold perhaps the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy. Above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction. The 'Previous' listed is the 'Actual' from the Flash release and therefore the 'History' data will appear unconnected. There are 2 versions of this report released about a week apart – Flash and Final. The Flash release is the earliest and thus tends to have the most impact.
Aug, 22 14:45
Composite PMI
Composite PMI
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Date: Aug, 22 14:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 52.6
Forecast: 51.7
Actual: -
Period: Aug
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.
Aug, 22 15:00
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
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Date: Aug, 22 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -6.6
Forecast: -7.0
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Consumer confidence is a measure of popular sentiment concerning the Eurozone economy. The figure is derived from a survey that asks thousands of consumers about personal expenditure patterns and inflationary expectations. In general, rising consumer confidence precedes increased consumer spending, which drives both economic growth and inflation. Even though t he Italian economy is heavily driven by its export sector, domestic consumer confidence is an important gauge of overall economic activity and future inflationary pressures.

A headline figure above 50 shows positive consumer sentiment, while a number below 50 shows negative consumer sentiment; the greater the distance, the stronger the sentiment.

Aug, 22 15:00
Leading Index
Leading Index
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Date: Aug, 22 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 111.5; -0.3%
Forecast: ; 0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

The Index includes account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. As the aggregate of many leading indices the Leading Economic Index provides a forecast of the future state of the domestic economy and is thought to predict activity that will occur 6-9 months after the reporting period.

The index operates on a 1-100 scale, where a value lower than 50 means that most indictors are negative and a value higher than 50 means most indicators are positive. In both cases a greater distance from the midpoint (50) means that the indicators are more strongly positive or negative.

Aug, 22 15:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
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Date: Aug, 22 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 49bln
Forecast: 57bln
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

Aug, 22 23:45
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Retail Sales
Retail Sales
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Date: Aug, 22 23:45
Importance: High
Previous: 0.7% q/q; 0.7% q/q
Forecast: 0.1% q/q; 0.2% q/q
Actual: -
Period: 2 quarter
Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. It's the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.
Aug, 23 00:30
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National CPI
National CPI
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Date: Aug, 23 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.7%
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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.

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