Date
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Event Previous Forecast Actual
Jan, 21 00:30
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Employment Change
Employment Change
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 90.0K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Tracks the number of the employed in Australia . The figure appears in the monthly Labour Force Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures, which the RBA often counters with rate increases.

The headline figure is the annualized percentage change in employed workers.

90.0K - -
Jan, 21 00:30
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Part Time Employment Change
Part Time Employment Change
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 84.2K; 5.8K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Modern award usually defines a part-time employee as an employee who is engaged to work less than an average of 38 ordinary hours per week and whose hours of work are reasonably predictable, with a guaranteed minimum number of hours of work. Work is usually performed on regular days of the week. A part-time employee will usually be entitled to the same employment conditions as a full-time employee, but on a pro rata basis compared to the full-time hours (usually 38 per week) prescribed under the applicable industrial instrument.

84.2K; 5.8K - -
Jan, 21 00:30
Participation Rate
Participation Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 66.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

A measure of the active portion of an economy's labor force. The participation rate refers to the number of people who are either employed or are actively looking for work. The number of people who are no longer actively searching for work would not be included in the participation rate. During an economic recession, many workers often get discouraged and stop looking for employment, as a result, the participation rate decreases.

66.1% - -
Jan, 21 06:30
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Bank of Japan Press Conference
Bank of Japan Press Conference
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 06:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

Press conference of the BoJ.

- - -
Jan, 21 07:00
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Jan, 21 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.46bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

4.46bln - -