Date
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Event Value
Feb, 20 13:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
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Date: Feb, 20 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.7% m/m
Forecast: 0.4% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The value of sales made by Canadian wholesalers. Wholesalers sell to industries and retailers in quantities far larger than most consumers are willing to purchase. Given that growth in Wholesale Trade usually precedes increases in retail trade and consumption, changes in Wholesale Sales can be used as an early indicator for the overall direction of the retail sector, consumption and the economy. The headline figure reports the monthly percentage change in Wholesale Sales, seasonally adjusted to account for variations in demand due to seasonal cycles.

These sectors are farm products, food, beverages, and tobacco products, personal and household goods, automotive products, building materials, machinery and electronic equipment etc.

0.7% m/m
Feb, 20 15:00
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
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Date: Feb, 20 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.3
Forecast: 1.0
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

1.3
Feb, 21 00:30
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Construction Work Done
Construction Work Done
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Date: Feb, 21 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 15.7%q/q
Forecast: -9.8%q/q
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter
The estimate for total construction work done. The estimate is published some time after the house-foundations laying data release and serves as a GDP indicator.
15.7%q/q
Feb, 21 00:30
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Wage Price Index
Wage Price Index
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Date: Feb, 21 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.5% q/q; 2.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% q/q; 2.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter
The Wage Price Index measures the change in the price businesses and the government pay for labor, excluding bonuses. It is a leading indicator of consumer price inflation. A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the AUD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the AUD.
0.5% q/q; 2.0% y/y
Feb, 21 00:30
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: Feb, 21 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 54.8
Forecast: 55.2
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

54.8
Feb, 21 04:30
All Industries Activity
All Industries Activity
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Date: Feb, 21 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.0% m/m
Forecast: 0.5% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The index comprises a variety of industries: service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

1.0% m/m
Feb, 21 08:00
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Flash Manufacturing PMI
Flash Manufacturing PMI
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Date: Feb, 21 08:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 58.4
Forecast: 58.2
Actual: -
Period: Feb

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The PMI is 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.

58.4
Feb, 21 08:00
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Flash Services PMI
Flash Services PMI
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Date: Feb, 21 08:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 59.2
Forecast: 59.1
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

59.2
Feb, 21 08:00
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Flash Composite PMI
Flash Composite PMI
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Date: Feb, 21 08:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 59.6
Forecast: 59.2
Actual: -
Period: Feb
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.
59.6
Feb, 21 08:30
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Flash Manufacturing PMI
Flash Manufacturing PMI
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Date: Feb, 21 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 61.1
Forecast: 60.7
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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 is based on the result of interviews with business executives. Manufacturing is an important sector in Germany, which is why changes in Manufacturing PMI serve as a good indicator for the overall economic situation in Germany as well as Eurozone. 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.

61.1
Feb, 21 08:30
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Flash PMI Services
Flash PMI Services
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Date: Feb, 21 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 57.3
Forecast: 57.2
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.
The survey results are quantified into index where 0 represents long-term manufacturing business conditions. The headline figure is expressed in percentage change.

57.3
Feb, 21 08:30
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Flash Composite PMI
Flash Composite PMI
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Date: Feb, 21 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 59.0
Forecast: 58.5
Actual: -
Period: Feb
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.
59.0
Feb, 21 09:00
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Flash Manufacturing PMI
Flash Manufacturing PMI
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Date: Feb, 21 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 59.6
Forecast: 59.4
Actual: -
Period: Feb
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. Survey of about 3000 purchasing managers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. Above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction. There are 2 versions of this report released about a week apart – Flash and Final. The Flash release, which the source first reported in Jun 2007, is the earliest and thus tends to have the most impact.
59.6
Feb, 21 09:00
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Flash PMI Services
Flash PMI Services
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Date: Feb, 21 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 58.0
Forecast: 57.7
Actual: -
Period: Feb

The Eurozone Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) assesses business conditions in the services sector. The figure is based on monthly surveys of executives in Germany, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain. Combined, these countries account for roughly four fifths of total service sector activity in the Eurozone. Since services account for two thirds of total Eurozone GDP, the Services PMI is a significant and timely indicator for the health of the economy. Higher Service PMI levels suggest upward future trends in output and performance of the industry.

The headline figure is reported as an index where 50 reflects the centerline of boom-bust sentiment. A larger divergence from 50 indicates a larger rate of change in business conditions.

58.0
Feb, 21 09:00
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Flash Composite PMI
Flash Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 58.8
Forecast: 58.4
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

58.8
Feb, 21 09:30
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Claimant Count Change
Claimant Count Change
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 09:30
Importance: High
Previous: 8.6K
Forecast: 2.3K
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The UK claimant count provides data on those individuals who are out of work and who are claiming some sort of unemployment benefit.

8.6K
Feb, 21 09:30
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Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
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Date: Feb, 21 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.3%
Forecast: 4.3%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

4.3%
Feb, 21 09:30
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Average Earnings Index
Average Earnings Index
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Date: Feb, 21 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 2.5% 3m/y; 2.4% 3m/y
Forecast: 2.5% 3m/y; 2.4% 3m/y
Actual: -
Period: Dec
It's a leading indicator of consumer inflation - when businesses pay more for labor the higher costs are usually passed on to the consumer. Data represents the 3-month moving average compared to the same period a year earlier. A figure that excludes bonuses is also released, but not included for lack of significance. Source changed series calculation formula as of Jan 2010
2.5% 3m/y; 2.4% 3m/y
Feb, 21 09:30
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Public Sector Net Borrowing
Public Sector Net Borrowing
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Date: Feb, 21 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.0bln; 2.6bln
Forecast: -11.0bln; -9.6В
Actual: -
Period: Jan
In the U.K., the amount of expenditures less the total receipts taken in by the government. Public sector net borrowing is the measure of fiscal surpluses and deficits along with the amount of new debt created. If this number is positive, it means the U.K. is running a fiscal deficit, while a negative number represents a fiscal surplus.
1.0bln; 2.6bln
Feb, 21 14:15
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MPC Member Silvana Tenreyro Speaks
MPC Member Silvana Tenreyro Speaks
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 14:15
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.
Feb, 21 14:15
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MPC Member Andy Haldane Speaks
MPC Member Andy Haldane Speaks
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 14:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Andy Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England and also a voting member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee since June 2014 until May 2017. He was acknowledged as being one amongst the world's 100 most influential people. His speeches are mainly focused on financial stability, monetary issues and market risks. All these topics may provide markets with a direction in the regulator’s situation assessment and its further actions.
Feb, 21 14:15
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BOE Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy Ben Broadbent Speaks
BOE Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy Ben Broadbent Speaks
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 14:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Ben Broadbent became Deputy Governor on 1 July 2014. Prior to that, he was an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 1 June 2011. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee, he has specific responsibility within the Bank for Monetary Policy, including monetary analysis and notes.
Feb, 21 14:15
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BOE Governor Mark Carney Speaks
BOE Governor Mark Carney Speaks
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 14:15
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

Mark Joseph Carney is the current Governor of the Bank of England and the Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board. He was also the eighth Governor of the Bank of Canada. Carney achieved these positions by working his way up the ranks of Goldman Sachs, the Canadian Department of Finance, and the Bank of Canada as Deputy Governor.

Feb, 21 14:15
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Inflation Report Hearings
Inflation Report Hearings
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Date: Feb, 21 14:15
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

The Governor and other members of the Monetary Policy Committee give evidence on a regular basis before the Treasury Committee.

Feb, 21 14:45
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Flash Manufacturing PMI
Flash Manufacturing PMI
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 14:45
Importance: Medium
Previous: 55.5
Forecast: 55.5
Actual: -
Period: Feb
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. Survey of about 600 purchasing managers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. Above 50.0 indicates industry expansion, below indicates contraction. There are 2 versions of this report released about a week apart – Flash and Final. The Flash release, which the source first reported in May 2012, is the earliest and thus tends to have the most impact.
55.5
Feb, 21 14:45
Flash Services PMI
Flash Services PMI
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 14:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 53.3
Forecast: 54.2
Actual: -
Period: Feb
The Service PMI release is published monthly by Markit Economics. The data are based on surveys of over 400 executives in private sector service companies. The surveys cover transport and communication, financial intermediaries, business and personal services, computing & IT, hotels and restaurants. An index level of 50 denotes no change since the previous month, while a level above 50 signals an improvement, and below 50 indicates a deterioration. A reading that is stronger than forecast is generally supportive (bullish) for the USD, while a weaker than forecast reading is generally negative (bearish) for the USD.
53.3
Feb, 21 14:45
Flash Composite PMI
Flash Composite PMI
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 14:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 53.8
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb
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.
53.8
Feb, 21 15:00
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Existing Home Sales
Existing Home Sales
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Date: Feb, 21 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.57M; -3.6% m/m
Forecast: 5.63M; 0.9% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

5.57M; -3.6% m/m
Feb, 21 15:30
CB Leading Index
CB Leading Index
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 104.9; 0.3% m/m
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
Change in the level of a composite index based on 7 economic indicators. 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. Combined reading of 7 economic indicators related to money supply, building approvals, profits, exports, inventories, and interest rate spreads.
104.9; 0.3% m/m
Feb, 21 19:00
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FOMC Meeting Minutes
FOMC Meeting Minutes
Country:
Date: Feb, 21 19:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Minutes are a verbatim record of the committee's meeting held about two weeks earlier.

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