Date
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Event Previous Forecast Actual
Oct, 22 15:30
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Bank of Canada Senior Loan Officer
Bank of Canada Senior Loan Officer
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Date: Oct, 22 15:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -5.76
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter

The Senior Loan Officer Survey collects information on the business-lending practices of Canadian financial institutions. In particular, the Survey gathers the perspectives of respondents on price and non-price terms of business lending and on topical issues of interest to the Bank of Canada. The survey is conducted quarterly, near the end of the quarter for which the results are reported.

-5.76 - -
Oct, 22 22:45
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Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Oct, 22 22:45
Importance: Medium
Previous: -1565M; -5484M
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

-1565M; -5484M - -
Oct, 22 23:20
RBA Assistant Governor Christopher Kent Speaks
RBA Assistant Governor Christopher Kent Speaks
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Date: Oct, 22 23:20
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Christopher Kent is Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor since February 2012. He is responsible for the Bank’s Economic Analysis and Economic Research Departments. He is also Chief Economic Adviser to the RBA Governor. His comments may cast light on the regulator’s position and the Australian dollar exchange rate.
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Oct, 23 10:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Oct, 23 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.61%; 2.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
-0.61%; 2.4 - -
Oct, 23 13:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
Country:
Date: Oct, 23 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.7%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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.

1.7% - -