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Sep, 20 02:30
RBA Bulletin
RBA Bulletin
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 02:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint. Tends to have a mild impact since much of the information is released previously. Source changed release frequency from monthly to quarterly as of Mar 2010.
Sep, 20 07:00
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.26В
Forecast: 2.41bln
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.

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.

2.26В
Sep, 20 08:30
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Libor Rate
Libor Rate
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: -0.75%
Forecast: -0.75%
Actual: -
Period: Sep

The Swiss franc LIBOR interest rate is the average interbank interest rate at which a large number of banks on the London money market are prepared to lend one another unsecured funds denominated in Swiss francs. The Swiss franc (CHF) LIBOR interest rate is available in 15 maturities, from overnight (on a daily basis) to 12 months. The table below shows a summary of the current rates of all CHF LIBOR interest rates. We update these interest rates daily. If you click on the links you can see extensive current and historic information for the maturity concerned.

-0.75%
Sep, 20 08:30
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3-Month Libor Lower Target Range
3-Month Libor Lower Target Range
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: -1.25%
Forecast: -1.25%
Actual: -
Period: Sep
The SNB fixes a target range marking the lower bound for the three-month Libor, separately from the upper one.
-1.25%
Sep, 20 08:30
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3-Month Libor Upper Target Range
3-Month Libor Upper Target Range
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: -0.25%
Forecast: -0.25%
Actual: -
Period: Sep
The SNB fixes a target range marking the upper bound for the three-month Libor, separately from the lower one.
-0.25%
Sep, 20 08:30
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SNB Monetary Policy Assessment
SNB Monetary Policy Assessment
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

It's the primary tool the SNB Governing Board uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy. It contains the outcome of their decision on interest rates and commentary about the economic conditions that influenced their decision. Most importantly, it projects the economic outlook and offers clues on the outcome of future rate decisions.

Sep, 20 09:30
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Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
Retail Sales With Auto Fuel
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 09:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.7% m/m; 3.5% y/y
Forecast: -0.2% m/m; 2.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level with auto fuel. It's the primary gauge of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.

0.7% m/m; 3.5% y/y
Sep, 20 09:30
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Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel
Retail Sales Ex Auto Fuel
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.9% m/m; 3.7% y/y
Forecast: -0.3% m/m; 2.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Aug

A monthly measurement of all goods sold by retailers based on a sampling of retail stores of different types and sizes. The retail sales index is often taken as an indicator of consumer confidence.

0.9% m/m; 3.7% y/y
Sep, 20 09:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.432%; 1.41
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
1.432%; 1.41
Sep, 20 09:30
30-Year Bonds Auction
30-Year Bonds Auction
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.583%; 1.58
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
Bonds with the longest maturity.
2.583%; 1.58
Sep, 20 10:00
30-y Bond Auction
30-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.65%; 1.35
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
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.
1.65%; 1.35
Sep, 20 10:00
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.71%; 1.95
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
0.71%; 1.95
Sep, 20 10:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.458%; 2.25
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
1.458%; 2.25
Sep, 20 11:00
CBI industrial order books balance
CBI industrial order books balance
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 7
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Sep

This review reflects businessmen sentiment concerning the position of the industrial sector of the economy.

7
Sep, 20 13:30
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ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 11.6K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug
Job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall economic activity. ADP analyzes payroll data from more than 2 million workers to derive employment growth estimations.
11.6K
Sep, 20 13:30
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Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 11.9
Forecast: 17.5
Actual: -
Period: Sep

It is a survey conducted by the Philadelphia Fed questioning manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District on general business conditions. Conducted since 1968, the "Philly Fed" survey is an established report, valued for its timeliness, scope of coverage and tendency to forecast developments in the market moving ISM Manufacturing figure.

Higher Philadelphia Fed Survey figures indicate a positive outlook from manufacturers suggesting increased production. Higher production contributes to economic growth, which is generally bullish for the dollar.

Results are calculated as the difference between percentage of positive and negative scores; zero acts as the centerline point.

11.9
Sep, 20 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 204K
Forecast: 210K
Actual: -
Period: Sep

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

204K
Sep, 20 13:30
Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1696K
Forecast: 1705K
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Continuing claims refers to unemployed workers that qualify for benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. Data on unemployment claims is published by the Department of Labor on a weekly basis, allowing for frequent updates on the levels of unemployment.

1696K
Sep, 20 15:00
Leading Index
Leading Index
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 110.7; 0.6% m/m
Forecast: ; 0.5% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Aug

The Index includes account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. As the aggregate of many leading indices the Leading Economic Index provides a forecast of the future state of the domestic economy and is thought to predict activity that will occur 6-9 months after the reporting period.

The index operates on a 1-100 scale, where a value lower than 50 means that most indictors are negative and a value higher than 50 means most indicators are positive. In both cases a greater distance from the midpoint (50) means that the indicators are more strongly positive or negative.

110.7; 0.6% m/m
Sep, 20 15:00
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Existing Home Sales
Existing Home Sales
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.34M; -0.7% m/m
Forecast: 5.36M; 0.8% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Records sales of previously owned homes in the United States . This report provides a fairly accurate assessment of housing market conditions, and because of the sensitivity of the housing market to business cycle twists, it can be an important indicator of overall conditions at times when housing is particularly important to the economy.

While used home sales are not counted in GDP, they do affect the United States economy. Sellers of used homes often use capital gains from property sales on consumption that stimulate the economy. Higher levels of consumer spending may also increase inflationary pressures, even as they help grow the economy.

The existing home sales report is not as timely as other housing indicators like New Home Sales or Building Permits. By the time the Existing Home Sales are recorded, market conditions may have changed.

The headline is the total value of properties sold.

5.34M; -0.7% m/m
Sep, 20 15:00
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.9
Forecast: -2.0
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Consumer confidence is a measure of popular sentiment concerning the Eurozone economy. The figure is derived from a survey that asks thousands of consumers about personal expenditure patterns and inflationary expectations. In general, rising consumer confidence precedes increased consumer spending, which drives both economic growth and inflation. Even though t he Italian economy is heavily driven by its export sector, domestic consumer confidence is an important gauge of overall economic activity and future inflationary pressures.

A headline figure above 50 shows positive consumer sentiment, while a number below 50 shows negative consumer sentiment; the greater the distance, the stronger the sentiment.

-1.9
Sep, 20 15:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 69bln
Forecast: 81bln
Actual: -
Period: Sep

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

69bln
Sep, 20 16:15
ECB's Jens Weidmann Speaks
ECB's Jens Weidmann Speaks
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 16:15
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Jens Weidmann is a German economist and president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.Statements of the German representatives always attracts attention as their opinion is very ponderable.
Sep, 20 18:20
ECB’s Peter Praet Speaks
ECB’s Peter Praet Speaks
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 18:20
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Executive board member and chief economist of the European Central Bank. Within the board, Praet is widely considered to be centrist on monetary policy, perhaps even slightly “dovish”, meaning he is more likely to take growth prospects into account in the conduct of monetary policy than strict inflation “hawks” do.
Sep, 20 23:45
Visitor Arrivals
Visitor Arrivals
Country:
Date: Sep, 20 23:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6% m/m
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug
The Visitor Arrivals released by the Statistics New Zealand measures the number of visitors to New Zealand. As the tourism industry dominates a large part of the total GDP, the visitor arrivals is an important indicator of the overall economic condition in New Zealand.
0.6% m/m
Sep, 21 00:30
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National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

0.9% y/y
Sep, 21 00:30
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National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.9% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Aug

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

0.8% y/y
Sep, 21 00:30
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National CPI ex fresh food & energy
National CPI ex fresh food & energy
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.3% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

0.3% y/y
Sep, 21 01:30
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 52.5
Forecast: 53.1
Actual: -
Period: Sep

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The CIPS PMI is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

52.5
Sep, 21 04:00
Credit Card Spending
Credit Card Spending
Country:
Date: Sep, 21 04:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.1% m/m; 3.2% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Shows a change in the total expenditure made via credit cards.

-1.1% m/m; 3.2% y/y
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