Date
GMT+03:00
Event Value
Mar, 30 15:30
★★★
Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Mar, 30 15:30
Importance: High
Previous: 258K
Forecast: 244K
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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

258K
Mar, 31 02:30
★★★
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Mar, 31 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.4% y/y
Forecast: 0.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

0.4% y/y
Mar, 31 04:00
★★★
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Mar, 31 04:00
Importance: High
Previous: 51.6
Forecast: 51.7
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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.

51.6
Mar, 31 11:30
★★★
Current Account
Current Account
Country:
Date: Mar, 31 11:30
Importance: High
Previous: -25.5bln
Forecast: -16.3bln
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country. The report acts as a line-item record of how the domestic economy interacts with rest of the world. The Current Account is one of the three components that make up a country's Balance of Payments (Financial Account, Capital Account and Current Account), the detailed accounting of all international interactions. Where the other side of the Balance of Payments, Capital and Financial Accounts deal mainly with financial assets and investments, the Current Account gives a detailed breakdown of how the country intermingles with rest of the global economy on a non-investment basis - tracking goods and services.

-25.5bln
Mar, 31 15:30
★★★
Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
Country:
Date: Mar, 31 15:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.3% m/m; 2.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.3% m/m; 1.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jan

A comprehensive measure of Canada's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country's overall economic health.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Canadian Dollar, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Most production reports that lead to Canadian GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

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. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

0.3% m/m; 2.0% y/y
Apr, 03 11:30
★★★
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Apr, 03 11:30
Importance: High
Previous: 54.6
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. It 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.

54.6
Apr, 03 17:00
★★★
ISM Manufacturing PMI
ISM Manufacturing PMI
Country:
Date: Apr, 03 17:00
Importance: High
Previous: 57.7
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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.

57.7
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