Date
GMT+02:00
Event Value
Mar, 21 11:00
ECB Economic Bulletin
ECB Economic Bulletin
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Date: Mar, 21 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
In 2015 the Economic Bulletin replaced the Monthly Bulletin. The Economic Bulletin is published two weeks after the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB. Issues published after the monetary policy meetings in March, June, September and December provide a comprehensive analysis of economic and monetary developments, including a discussion of the Eurosystem/ECB staff macroeconomic projections for the euro area. Other issues are shorter and provide an interim update on developments in key monthly indicators.
Mar, 21 11:30
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Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 11:30
Importance: High
Previous: 1.0% m/m; 4.2% y/y
Forecast: -0.4% m/m; 3.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Feb

Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level with auto fuel. It's the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.

1.0% m/m; 4.2% y/y
Mar, 21 11:30
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Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel
Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 11:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.2% m/m; 4.1% y/y
Forecast: -0.4% m/m; 3.5% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Feb

A monthly measurement of all goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes. The retail sales index is often taken as an indicator of consumer confidence.

1.2% m/m; 4.1% y/y
Mar, 21 11:30
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Public Sector Net Borrowing
Public Sector Net Borrowing
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Date: Mar, 21 11:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -15.8bln; -14.9bln
Forecast: -0.3bln; 0.4В
Actual: -
Period: Feb
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.
-15.8bln; -14.9bln
Mar, 21 14:00
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BoE Interest Rate Decision
BoE Interest Rate Decision
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0.75%
Forecast: 0.75%
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The announcement of whether the Bank of England has increased, decreased or maintained the key interest rate. The BoE meets monthly to decide on monetary policy. After each meeting policy decisions are announced. The main task of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee is to set the monetary stance by fixing the overnight borrowing rate, which is incremental in determining the short-term rates. Through this mechanism, the BoE attempts to affect price levels in order to keep inflation within the target range while maintaining stable economic growth and employment.

The BOE Rate decision has great influence on financial markets. Changes in rates affect interest rates for consumer loans, mortgages, bond, and the exchange rate of the pound. Increases in rates or even expectations of increases tend to cause the pound to appreciate, while rate decreases cause the currency to depreciate.

0.75%
Mar, 21 14:00
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Asset Purchase Facility
Asset Purchase Facility
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:00
Importance: High
Previous: 435bln
Forecast: 435bln
Actual: -
Period: Mar

In January 2009, the Chancellor of the Exchequer authorised the Bank to set up an Asset Purchase Facility (APF) to buy high-quality assets financed by the issue of Treasury bills and the DMO’s cash management operations. The aim of the Facility was to improve liquidity in credit markets. To ensure that the Asset Purchase Facility is operated in an open and transparent manner, the Bank will publish a quarterly report on the transactions as part of the facility, shortly after the end of each quarter.

435bln
Mar, 21 14:00
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MPC Official Bank Rate Votes
MPC Official Bank Rate Votes
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Date: Mar, 21 14:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0-0-9
Forecast: 0-0-9
Actual: -
Period: Mar

This indicator shows how the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee voted. Published monthly, 13 days after the decision on interest rate was announced

0-0-9
Mar, 21 14:00
★★★
MPC Asset Purchase Facility Votes
MPC Asset Purchase Facility Votes
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0-0-9
Forecast: 0-0-9
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The document is published 13 days after the decision is made. It reflects the votes of every MPC member.

0-0-9
Mar, 21 14:00
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Monetary Policy Summary
Monetary Policy Summary
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It's among the primary tools the MPC uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy. It contains the outcome of their vote on interest rates and other policy measures, along with commentary about the economic conditions that influenced their votes. Most importantly, it discusses the economic outlook and offers clues on the outcome of future votes.
Mar, 21 14:30
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ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 35.4K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb
Job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall economic activity. ADP analyzes payroll data from more than 2 million workers to derive employment growth estimations.
35.4K
Mar, 21 14:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3%
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

0.3%
Mar, 21 14:30
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Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
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Date: Mar, 21 14:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -4.1
Forecast: 4.6
Actual: -
Period: Mar

It is a survey conducted by the Philadelphia Fed questioning manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District on general business conditions. Conducted since 1968, the "Philly Fed" survey is an established report, valued for its timeliness, scope of coverage and tendency to forecast developments in the market moving ISM Manufacturing figure.

Higher Philadelphia Fed Survey figures indicate a positive outlook from manufacturers suggesting increased production. Higher production contributes to economic growth, which is generally bullish for the dollar.

Results are calculated as the difference between percentage of positive and negative scores; zero acts as the centerline point.

-4.1
Mar, 21 14:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 229K
Forecast: 226K
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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

229K
Mar, 21 14:30
Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 14:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1776K
Forecast: 1768K
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.

1776K
Mar, 21 16:00
Leading Index
Leading Index
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 16:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 111.3; -0.1%
Forecast: ; 0.1%
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

111.3; -0.1%
Mar, 21 16:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
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Date: Mar, 21 16:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -204bln
Forecast: -49bln
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

-204bln
Mar, 21 17:00
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
Country:
Date: Mar, 21 17:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -7.4
Forecast: -7.1
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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.

-7.4
Mar, 22 00:00
PMI Manufacturing (CBA)
PMI Manufacturing (CBA)
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 00:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 52.9
Forecast: -
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.

52.9
Mar, 22 00:00
PMI Manufacturing (CBA)
PMI Manufacturing (CBA)
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 00:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 48.7
Forecast: -
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.

48.7
Mar, 22 00:00
PMI Manufacturing (CBA)
PMI Manufacturing (CBA)
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 00:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 49.1
Forecast: -
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.

49.1
Mar, 22 01:30
★★★
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 01:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.2%
Forecast: 0.3%
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.

0.2%
Mar, 22 01:30
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National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 01:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.8%
Forecast: 0.8%
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.

0.8%
Mar, 22 01:30
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National CPI ex fresh food & energy
National CPI ex fresh food & energy
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 01:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.4%
Forecast: 0.4%
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%
Mar, 22 02:30
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 02:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 48.9
Forecast: 49.2
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.

48.9
Mar, 22 07:00
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 95.9
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan
This index is designed to predict the direction of the economy, but it tends to have a muted impact because most of the indicators used in the calculation are released previously. There's a revised version of this indicator released about 10 days later, but it's not included for lack of significance. Source changed series from a diffusion index to a composite index as of Jun 2008. Combined reading of 11 economic indicators related to employment, production, new orders, consumer confidence, housing, stock prices, money supply, and interest rate spreads.
95.9
Mar, 22 10:15
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 10:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.5
Forecast: 51.4
Actual: -
Period: Mar

A monthly guage 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.

51.5
Mar, 22 10:15
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PMI Services
PMI Services
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 10:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 50.2
Forecast: 50.6
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Gauge for the overall performance of the country's service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the country's service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

50.2
Mar, 22 10:15
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 10:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 50.4
Forecast: 50.7
Actual: -
Period: Mar
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.
50.4
Mar, 22 10:30
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 10:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 47.6
Forecast: 48.0
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Gauge for overall performance of the German manufacturing sector. Through asking executives about sales and employment outlook, the survey strives to provide useful information about the business climate that can lead to developments in employment, output and consumption. The PMI survey results are the result of interviews with business executives. Manufacturing is an important sector in Germany , which is why changes in Manufacturing PMI can provide a good indicator to the overall economic condition in Germany as well as Euro-zone. However, despite the timeliness of the report, Manufacturing PMI is not a big market mover.
The survey results are quantified into index where 0 represents long term manufacturing business conditions. The headline figure is expressed in percentage change.

47.6
Mar, 22 10:30
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PMI Services
PMI Services
Country:
Date: Mar, 22 10:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 55.3
Forecast: 54.8
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Gauge for the overall performance of the German service sector. The Services PMI interviews German executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the German service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

55.3
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