Date
GMT+01:00
Event
Oct, 07 06:00
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 06:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 98.9
Forecast: 99.2
Actual: -
Period: Aug
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.
Oct, 07 06:45
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 06:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.1%; 2.0%
Forecast: 2.1%; 2.1%
Actual: -
Period: Sep

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

High unemployment translates into lower average wages and reduced consumer spending. As consumer spending is the majority of total expenditure, rising unemployment often leads to slow economic growth. In addition, high or rising unemployment puts downward pressure on interest rates and leads to a depreciating Franc.

Oct, 07 07:00
Import Price Index
Import Price Index
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.4%; 28.9%
Forecast: 2.2%; 29.9%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

This index measures changes in the prices of imports into a country per month.

Oct, 07 07:00
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.3%; -1.1%
Forecast: -0.5%; -0.8%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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.

Oct, 07 07:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.9%; -2.6%
Forecast: -1.0%; -5.1%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy since private consumption makes up a large portion of German Gross Domestic Product. 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.

Oct, 07 07:00
Halifax House Price Index
Halifax House Price Index
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4%; 11.5%
Forecast: 0.2%; 9.8%
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

Oct, 07 07:45
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -14.5
Forecast: -13.2
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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.

Oct, 07 08:00
Foreign Currency Reserves
Foreign Currency Reserves
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 859.6
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

Oct, 07 09:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.3%; 4.2%
Forecast: 1.0%; 5.2%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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.

Oct, 07 11:25
★★
BOE Deputy Governor for Markets & Banking Sir David Ramsden Speaks
BOE Deputy Governor for Markets & Banking Sir David Ramsden Speaks
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 11:25
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
BOE MPC members vote on where to set the nation's key interest rates and their public engagements are often used to drop subtle clues regarding future monetary policy
Oct, 07 13:30
★★★
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: 5.4%
Forecast: 5.4%
Actual: -
Period: Sep

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

Oct, 07 13:30
★★★
Employment Change
Employment Change
Country:
Date: Oct, 07 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: -39.7K
Forecast: 22.5K
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Tracks the number of the employed in the country. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures.

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