Date
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Event Value
Apr, 12 10:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
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Date: Apr, 12 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -5.9% m/m; -6.4% y/y
Forecast: 1.3% m/m; -5.4% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

-5.9% m/m; -6.4% y/y
Apr, 12 12:00
★★
MPC Member Andy Haldane Speaks
MPC Member Andy Haldane Speaks
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Date: Apr, 12 12:00
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.
Apr, 12 14:00
★★
MPC Member Silvana Tenreyro Speaks
MPC Member Silvana Tenreyro Speaks
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Date: Apr, 12 14:00
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.
Apr, 12 15:30
★★
Overview of business prospects, according to the Bank of Canada
Overview of business prospects, according to the Bank of Canada
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Date: Apr, 12 15:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.29
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter
Indicator of the balance of opinions on the economic prospects of the Bank of Canada. Reflects sentiments regarding the outlook for the future of economic activity. May affect the Bank of Canada's opinion on the rate decision.
1.29
Apr, 12 15:30
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision
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Date: Apr, 12 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 48
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter

The decision to increase, decrease, or maintain the bank set interest rate. A decision to lower rates can spur economic growth while inciting inflationary pressures, whereas rate increases tend to slow down inflation but stymie growth. The Bank of Canada has an inflation target of 1-3%, and they change interest rates accordingly to meet that goal. The Bank of Canada's rate decision has significant influence on financial markets. Changes in rates have direct impact on interest rates for consumer loans, mortgages and bond rates. The BOC issues a statement with every rate announcement. Because the decision itself is usually highly anticipated, the wording of the BOC statement is usually as important if not even more important than the actual interest rate move made by the central bank. The statement contains the Bank's collective outlook on the economy as well as hints about future monetary policy while the change to interest rates is nothing more than a number. The statement provides clues on plans for the future. When it comes to interest rates, the future direction of rates is usually far more important than its current rate

48
Apr, 12 18:01
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
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Date: Apr, 12 18:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.523%; 2.38
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr
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.
1.523%; 2.38
Apr, 12 19:00
Federal Budget Balance
Federal Budget Balance
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Date: Apr, 12 19:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -310.9bln
Forecast: -675.5bln
Actual: -
Period: Mar

This is a report which measures the difference in value between the federal government's income and spending during the previous month.

-310.9bln
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