Date
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Event Previous Forecast Actual
May, 07 08:00
Foreign Currency Reserves
Foreign Currency Reserves
Country:
Date: May, 07 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 930.5bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

This is the amount of foreign currency reserves that are held by the Central Bank of a country. In general use, foreign currency reserves also include gold and IMF reserves. Also, people may take into account liquid assets that can easily be converted into foreign currency.

930.5bln - -
May, 07 09:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: May, 07 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 6.6% m/m; -5.7% y/y
Forecast: -0.6% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy. Rising consumer spending fuels economic growth, confirms signals from consumer confidence, and may spark inflationary pressures.

The headline figure is expressed as the percentage change from the same month last year.

6.6% m/m; -5.7% y/y -0.6% m/m -
May, 07 09:30
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Construction PMI
Construction PMI
Country:
Date: May, 07 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 61.7
Forecast: 62.3
Actual: -
Period: Apr

The Construction Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) measures the level of activity among purchasing managers in the construction sector of the economy. Above 50 signals industry expansion; below 50 indicates a contraction. Construction figures are an important indicator of housing demand.

61.7 62.3 -
May, 07 10:00
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European Commission Economic Forecasts
European Commission Economic Forecasts
Country:
Date: May, 07 10:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

Economic forecasts concentrate on the EU, its individual member states, and the euro area but also include outlooks for some of the world's other major economies, and countries that are candidates for EU membership. ECFIN's forecasts are published three times a year in sync with the EU's annual cycle of economic surveillance procedures, known as the European Semester.

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May, 07 12:15
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BOE Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy Ben Broadbent Speaks
BOE Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy Ben Broadbent Speaks
Country:
Date: May, 07 12:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Ben Broadbent became Deputy Governor on 1 July 2014. Prior to that, he was an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 1 June 2011. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee, he has specific responsibility within the Bank for Monetary Policy, including monetary analysis and notes.
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