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Aug, 20 13:00
PPI
PPI
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Date: Aug, 20 13:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3% m/m; 3.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods prices do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

0.3% m/m; 3.0% y/y 0.4% m/m -
Aug, 20 17:00
Bundesbank Monthly Report
Bundesbank Monthly Report
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Date: Aug, 20 17:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
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Actual: -
Period: -

Market impact tends to be greater when the report reveals a viewpoint that clashes with the ECB's stance. It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint.

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Aug, 20 20:15
BOC Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins Speaks
BOC Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins Speaks
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Date: Aug, 20 20:15
Importance: Low
Previous: -
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Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins was appointed Senior Deputy Governor (SDG) for a term of seven years beginning 2 May 2014. As Senior Deputy Governor, she oversees the Bank’s strategic planning and operations and shares responsibility for the conduct of monetary policy as a member of the Bank’s Governing Council. She is also a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Wilkins was Adviser to the Governor, with a focus on the Canadian economy, its interaction with the financial system, and monetary policy. She also served as Secretary to Governing Council.
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Aug, 20 21:30
Leading Index (Conference Board)
Leading Index (Conference Board)
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Date: Aug, 20 21:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 105.5; 0.1% m/m
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun

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.

105.5; 0.1% m/m - -
Aug, 20 22:00
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FOMC Member Raphael W. Bostic Speaks
FOMC Member Raphael W. Bostic Speaks
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Date: Aug, 20 22:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic - FOMC voting member 2018. Federal Reserve FOMC members vote on where to set the nation's key interest rates and their public engagements are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy. More hawkish than expected is good for currency.
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Aug, 21 01:00
ECB's Jens Weidmann Speaks
ECB's Jens Weidmann Speaks
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Date: Aug, 21 01:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
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Jens Weidmann is a German economist and president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.Statements of the German representatives always attracts attention as their opinion is very ponderable.
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Aug, 21 05:00
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RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
RBA Governor Philip Lowe Speaks
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Date: Aug, 21 05:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
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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.
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Aug, 21 05:45
Visitor Arrivals
Visitor Arrivals
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Date: Aug, 21 05:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -3.5% m/m
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul
The Visitor Arrivals released by the Statistics New Zealand measures the number of visitors to New Zealand. As the tourism industry dominates a large part of the total GDP, the visitor arrivals is an important indicator of the overall economic condition in New Zealand.
-3.5% m/m - -
Aug, 21 08:30
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Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
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Date: Aug, 21 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
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It's a detailed record of the RBA Reserve Bank Board's most recent meeting, providing in-depth insights into the economic conditions that influenced their decision on where to set interest rates.
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Aug, 21 10:00
Credit Card Spending
Credit Card Spending
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Date: Aug, 21 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.1% m/m; 5.7% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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

2.1% m/m; 5.7% y/y - -
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