Date
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Event
Dec, 07 00:30
ANZ Jobs Advertisements
ANZ Jobs Advertisements
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 9.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The ANZ job advertisement series measures the number of jobs advertised in the major daily newspapers and Internet sites covering the capital cities each month.

Dec, 07 05:00
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 05:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 92.5
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct
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.
Dec, 07 07:00
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.6% m/m; -7.3% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Germany. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of German industrial activity. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion, healthy for the Euro. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation.

The report is only a preliminary estimate figure that does not move the markets much. The figure is released in headlines as a monthly percent change.

Dec, 07 08:00
Foreign Currency Reserves
Foreign Currency Reserves
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 871.5bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

Dec, 07 08:30
Halifax House Price Index
Halifax House Price Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 08:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3% m/m; 7.5% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

A resumptive index of house prices reflecting prices for new constructions and resale real estate markets. As all indices connected with the construction industry it can be seasonally adjusted. The Halifax House Price Index is the UK's longest running monthly house price series with data covering the whole country going back to January 1983.

Dec, 07 09:30
Sentix Investor Confidence
Sentix Investor Confidence
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -10.0
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Level of a diffusion index based on surveyed investors and analysts. Above 0.0 indicates optimism, below indicates pessimism. This is a survey of about 2,800 investors and analysts which asks respondents to rate the relative 6-month economic outlook for the Eurozone.
 

Dec, 07 15:00
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Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 54.5; 55.9
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an economic index which measures the month to month variation in economic activity as indicated by a panel of purchasing managers from across Canada, and is prepared by the Richard Ivey School of Business. The PMI is provided in two formats: unadjusted and seasonally adjusted. It shows responses to one question: ""Were your purchases last month in dollars higher, the same, or lower than the previous month?"" A figure above 50 shows an increase while below 50 shows a decrease. The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index is often referred to as the Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI and is sponsored by the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC). The PMI includes both the public and private sectors and is based on month end data Ivey PMI panel members indicate whether their organizations activity is higher than, the same as, or lower than the previous month across the following five categories: purchases, employment, inventories, supplier deliveries and prices.

Dec, 07 20:00
Consumer Credit
Consumer Credit
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 20:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 16.2bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

Measures the outstanding debt held by consumers. Consumer Credit levels coincide with the economy, rising during economic expansion and dropping during a recession. Growth in Consumer Credit means that consumers have higher spending ability, which can fuel economic growth. However, too much Consumer Debt can result in an economic slowdown in the long term if consumers become overburdened with debt, then either reducing consumption or passing debt on to the financers after bankruptcy. The headline value is the outstanding debt held by consumers.

Dec, 07 23:30
Average Cash Earnings
Average Cash Earnings
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The average amount of pre-tax earnings per regular employee, including overtime pay and bonuses.

Dec, 07 23:30
Household Spending
Household Spending
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -10.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

A survey of both wage-earning and non-working households, such as those classified as single-member, unemployed, or retired. The headline figure is the percentage change in average spending per household from the previous year. Increases in household spending are favorable for the Japanese economy because high consumer spending generally leads to higher levels of economic growth. Higher spending is also a sign of consumer optimism, as households confident in their future outlook will spend more. At the same time accelerated growth exerts inflationary pressure, which can lead to interest rate increases in the future.

Dec, 07 23:50
Bank Lending
Bank Lending
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 23:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 6.2% y/y; 5.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The value of all outstanding loans with Japanese banks. Bank lending is important because lending increases with increased business confidence and investment. It is particularly insightful for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector. The headline number is for total loans and discounts and is a percentage change from the previous year.

Dec, 07 23:50
Current Account
Current Account
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 23:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 1345.5bln; 1660.2bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct
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