Date
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Event
Aug, 09 00:01
BRC Retail Sales Monitor
BRC Retail Sales Monitor
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Date: Aug, 09 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.3%
Forecast: -1.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

The BRCĀ  Retail Sales Monitor is an accurate monthly measure of retail sales performance that acts as both a benchmark for participating retailers and as a key economic indicator.

The RSM measures changes in the actual value of retail sales based on figures supplied directly by participating members. Originally set up at the request of BRC members to benchmark their own business performance against the wider sector, the BRCĀ  Retail Sales Monitor is an authoritative measure on the health of the UK retail sector and the wider economy.

Aug, 09 00:50
M2 Money Supply + CD
M2 Money Supply + CD
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Date: Aug, 09 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.3%; 3.0%
Forecast: 3.3%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Measure of the money supply used by the Bank of Japan. The figure includes all currency in circulation plus all bank deposits. This indicator tends to be tracked closely with the total money supply. The figure focuses mostly on individual deposit accounts rather than institutional accounts, making it a more attractive money indicator than broad liquidity measures. The headline figure is the percentage change from the previous year.

Aug, 09 01:30
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
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Date: Aug, 09 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 83.8; -3.0%
Forecast: 85.0; 1.4%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Consumer Sentiment (or Consumer Confidence) measures the level of confidence households have in economic performance. Generally rising consumer confidence acts as a precursor to higher consumer expenditures which drive economic expansion.

Aug, 09 02:30
NAB Business Confidence
NAB Business Confidence
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Date: Aug, 09 02:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1
Forecast: 2
Actual: -
Period: Jul

A survey of the current state of the business sector in Australia . Based on a survey of hundreds of small and large sized companies, the National Australia Bank delivers monthly comprehensive quarterly reports.

This comprehensive survey primarily provides insight into the state of the Australian economy and puts forth leading indicators that signal its future direction. Thus the survey's findings, if unexpected, have the power to move markets directly.

The National Australia Bank releases both a monthly and quarterly report. The quarterly report is more comprehensive, surveying around 1000 small to large non-farm firms. The quarterly report provides greater detail on the data as well as a short to mid-term outlook of Australia . Because of seasonal volatility and government protections the survey only excludes the farm sector.

Aug, 09 04:35
30-Year JGB Auction
30-Year JGB Auction
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Date: Aug, 09 04:35
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.234%; 3.25
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug
Yields are set by bond market investors, and therefore they can be used to decipher investors' outlook on future interest rates. The bid-to-cover ratio represents bond market liquidity and demand, which can be used to gauge investor confidence.
Aug, 09 07:00
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
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Date: Aug, 09 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 17.1%
Forecast: 14.0%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

This is a report which measures the change in the total value of new orders placed with machine tool manufacturers.

Aug, 09 10:30
30-y Bond Auction
30-y Bond Auction
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Date: Aug, 09 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.531%; 2.24
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug
Yields are set by bond market investors, and therefore they can be used to decipher investors' outlook on future interest rates. The bid-to-cover ratio represents bond market liquidity and demand, which can be used to gauge investor confidence.
Aug, 09 11:00
NFIB Small Business Index
NFIB Small Business Index
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Date: Aug, 09 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 89.5
Forecast: 89.5
Actual: -
Period: Jul
Survey of small businesses which asks respondents to rate the relative level of economic conditions including labor markets, inventories and sales, capital spending, inflation, earnings and wages, and credit markets.
Aug, 09 13:30
Non-Farm Productivity
Non-Farm Productivity
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Date: Aug, 09 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -7.3%
Forecast: -4.6%
Actual: -
Period: 2 quarter

Measures the output produced for each hour of labor worked. Non-farm Productivity is considered the most accurate gauge of overall business health, given farming data's small and volatile contribution to GDP. To businesses, higher productivity indicates efficient use of employees and capital. Given that labor costs make up more than two-thirds of the average businesses expenses, high productivity can allow a firm to fulfill consumer demand with less labor costs, boosting profitability. Thus trends in this report can precede investment spending and business growth. Also if prices for raw materials increase, improved productivity can save a firm from passing higher costs to the end consumer. Given such business effects, healthy productivity growth bodes well for the economy as a whole, signalling increased production capability and business growth.

Productivity is reported as output per hour per worker, categorized into industry figures.

On a Technical Note: The Non-Farm Productivity number is generated by comparing the number of hours worked (Employment Situation report) to Gross Domestic Product data.

Aug, 09 13:30
Labor Cost
Labor Cost
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Date: Aug, 09 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 12.6%
Forecast: 9.4%
Actual: -
Period: 2 quarter

The indicator reflects the quarterly changes in salaries and other income received by working population.

Aug, 10 00:50
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
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Date: Aug, 10 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.7%; 9.2%
Forecast: 0.4%; 8.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

A Japanese index that measures the prices of goods created by firms at the producer and wholesaler level in Japan. The Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) tracks changes in supply side prices within the Japanese economy. Changes in the CGPI often precede changes in the overall Consumer Price Index, as input values determine the overall retail values of the consumer goods. Thus, a large increase in the domestic CGPI will lead to a large increase in the overall CPI.

Aug, 10 02:30
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CPI
CPI
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Date: Aug, 10 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 2.5%
Forecast: 2.9%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures.

Aug, 10 02:30
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PPI
PPI
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Date: Aug, 10 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 6.1%
Forecast: 4.9%
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.

Aug, 10 07:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.9%; 7.5%
Forecast: 0.9%; 7.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

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