Date
GMT+00:00
Event Value
Jan, 24 08:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 14.6%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

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.

14.6%
Jan, 24 08:15
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 48.7
Forecast: 51.0
Actual: -
Period: Jan
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.
48.7
Jan, 24 08:15
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PMI Services
PMI Services
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 49.0
Forecast: 50.6
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Gauge for the overall performance of the country's service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the country's service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

49.0
Jan, 24 08:15
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 49.7
Forecast: 50.0
Actual: -
Period: Jan

A monthly guage 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.

49.7
Jan, 24 08:30
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.6
Forecast: 51.9
Actual: -
Period: Jan
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.
51.6
Jan, 24 08:30
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PMI Services
PMI Services
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.8
Forecast: 52.2
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Gauge for the overall performance of the German service sector. The Services PMI interviews German executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the German service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

51.8
Jan, 24 08:30
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.5
Forecast: 51.4
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Gauge for overall performance of the German manufacturing sector. Through asking executives about sales and employment outlook, the survey strives to provide useful information about the business climate that can lead to developments in employment, output and consumption. The PMI survey results are the result of interviews with business executives. Manufacturing is an important sector in Germany , which is why changes in Manufacturing PMI can provide a good indicator to the overall economic condition in Germany as well as Euro-zone. However, despite the timeliness of the report, Manufacturing PMI is not a big market mover.
The survey results are quantified into index where 0 represents long term manufacturing business conditions. The headline figure is expressed in percentage change.

51.5
Jan, 24 09:00
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Composite PMI
Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.1
Forecast: 51.4
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The Eurozone Composite Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) assesses business conditions in manufacturing, construction and service sectors. The Eurozone PMI is both a significant and timely indicator of business conditions and the general health of the economy. Close correlation with the business cycle, assessed on the basis of long-term statistical data, allows to use the PMI indicator for prognosis of future GDP volumes. The PMI indices are based on  selected panels of executives in companies who report each month on real events. The subindex of intangibles sector - PMI services - is of more importance because in industrialized countries around 70% of GDP is generated in non-manufacturing sector.

51.1
Jan, 24 09:00
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PMI Services
PMI Services
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.2
Forecast: 51.5
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Gauge for the overall performance of the German service sector. The Services PMI interviews German executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook. Because the performance of the German service sector is extremely consistent over time, services does not impact final GDP figures as much as the more volatile figure on the manufacturing sector. For this reason Services PMI usually causes little market movement. The survey results are quantified and presented as an index on a 1-100 scale. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index.

51.2
Jan, 24 09:00
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PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.4
Forecast: 51.5
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The Euro-zone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) assesses business conditions in the manufacturing sector. Because the manufacturing sector represents nearly a quarter of total Euro-zone GDP, the Euro-zone Manufacturing PMI is both a significant and timely indicator of business conditions and the general health of the economy. Results are quantified in an index in which values above 50 indicate an expected increase of business conditions and values below 50 signal an expected deterioration.

51.4
Jan, 24 09:30
30-Year Bonds Auction
30-Year Bonds Auction
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.677%; 1.43
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan
Bonds with the longest maturity.
2.677%; 1.43
Jan, 24 10:00
30-y Bond Auction
30-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.60%; 1.72
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan
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.
1.60%; 1.72
Jan, 24 10:00
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.68%; 1.71
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan
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.
0.68%; 1.71
Jan, 24 12:45
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Deposit Facility Rate
Deposit Facility Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 12:45
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.40%
Forecast: -0.40%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Financial institutions can place surplus funds in the European Central Bank-administered Marginal Lending Facility to be loaned to institutions requiring overnight loans to meet temporary cash shortages. The Deposit Rate is the interest paid to depositors when they place funds with their respective national Central Bank within the Eurosystem.

-0.40%
Jan, 24 12:45
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Marginal Lending Facility
Marginal Lending Facility
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 12:45
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.25%
Forecast: 0.25%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

A mechanism that central banks use when lending funds to primary dealers. Lending facilities provide financial institutions with access to funds in order to satisfy reserve requirements using the overnight lending market. Lending facilities are also used to increase liquidity over longer periods such as by using term auction facilities.

0.25%
Jan, 24 12:45
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ECB Interest Rate Announcement
ECB Interest Rate Announcement
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 12:45
Importance: High
Previous: 0.00%
Forecast: 0.00%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The European Central Bank's decision to increase, decrease, or maintain interest rates. Controlling interest rates is the key mechanism of monetary policy, and the ECB influences interest rates by first changing the "overnight rate" through the purchase or sale of government bonds. Lowering rates can spur economic growth but may incite inflationary pressures. On the other hand, increasing rates slow inflation but can stymie growth.

The European Central Bank makes a concerted effort to be transparent in its policy. Frequent speeches by Bank Governors make policy goals clear and the Bank adheres to a stated inflation target of 2% changing rates accordingly to meet that goal. Because of this, rate decisions are generally well anticipated, but very important nonetheless.

The ECB's rate decision has an enormous influence on financial markets. Because the ECB interest rate is essentially the return investors receive while holding Euros, changes in rates affect the exchange rate of the Euro.

Because rate changes are usually well anticipated, the actual decision does not tend to impact the market. But if the ECB changes rates they will hold a press conference where some rationale for the decision is offered. Market participants pay close attention to the press conference, hoping to clue in on the likelihood of further rate changes. Often, the language used in the press conference holds important signals to how ECB feels about inflation and the economy. The ECB President's language will be "hawkish" if he is pessimistic about the inflation outlook for the economy. In that case, the market sees a higher chance of future rate hike. Conversely, if the ECB President believes inflation is in check, his remarks will be "dovish," and the market perceives a future rate increase to be unlikely.

0.00%
Jan, 24 13:30
Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1737K
Forecast: 1735K
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

1737K
Jan, 24 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 213K
Forecast: 219K
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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

213K
Jan, 24 13:30
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ECB Press Conference
ECB Press Conference
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

The European Central Bank press conference following interest rate announcement.

Jan, 24 14:45
Composite PMI
Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 14:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 54.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan
An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an increase or improvement, and below 50 indicates a decrease or deterioration.
54.4
Jan, 24 14:45
Final Services PMI
Final Services PMI
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 14:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 54.4
Forecast: 54.1
Actual: -
Period: Jan
It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses react quickly to market conditions, and their purchasing managers hold perhaps the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy. Above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction. The 'Previous' listed is the 'Actual' from the Flash release and therefore the 'History' data will appear unconnected. There are 2 versions of this report released about a week apart – Flash and Final. The Flash release is the earliest and thus tends to have the most impact.
54.4
Jan, 24 14:45
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ISM Manufacturing
ISM Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 14:45
Importance: Medium
Previous: 53.8
Forecast: 53.5
Actual: -
Period: Jan

A monthly index released by the Institute of Supply Management which tracks the amount of manufacturing activity that occurred in the previous month.ISM Manufacuring assesses the state of US industry by surveying executives on expectations for future production, new orders, inventories, employment and deliveries. This data is considered a very important and trusted economic measure. If the index has a value below 50, due to a decrease in activity, it tends to indicate an economic recession, especially if the trend continues over several months. A value substantially above 50 likely indicates a time of economic growth. The values for the index can be between 0 and 100.

Values over 50 generally indicate an expansion, while values below 50 indicate contraction.

53.8
Jan, 24 15:00
Leading Index
Leading Index
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 111.8; 0.2%
Forecast: ; -0.1%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

111.8; 0.2%
Jan, 24 15:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -81bln
Forecast: -145bln
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

-81bln
Jan, 24 16:00
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Crude Oil Inventories
Crude Oil Inventories
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 16:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -2683K
Forecast: -200K
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The actual inventories of crude oil, gasoline, and distillate, such as jet fuel, as reported on a weekly basis. The numbers are watched closely by the energy markets, and if the results differ greatly from the expected inventory levels, the market can react strongly. The inventory data can be skewed by holidays and seasonal factors. Weekly data can be unreliable and should be viewed as a part of longer-term trends, so a four-week moving average may be more useful.

-2683K
Jan, 24 21:45
Visitor Arrivals
Visitor Arrivals
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 21:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov
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.
4.0%
Jan, 24 23:30
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food & Energy
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food & Energy
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6%
Forecast: 0.6%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

An indicator of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo, excluding such volatile item as fresh food.

0.6%
Jan, 24 23:30
National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.9%
Forecast: 0.9%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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%
Jan, 24 23:30
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Jan, 24 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3%
Forecast: 0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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%
Jan, 25 09:00
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Survey of Professional Forecasters
Survey of Professional Forecasters
Country:
Date: Jan, 25 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
The ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters is a quarterly survey of expectations for the rates of inflation, real GDP growth and unemployment in the euro area for several horizons, together with a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty surrounding them issued by the European Central Bank.
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