Date
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Event Value
May, 24 08:45
★★★
SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan Speaks
SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan Speaks
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Date: May, 24 08:45
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Thomas Jordan is the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank since April 2012. Traders and investors scrutinize his speeches and comments on the country’s economic situation in order to suppose further actions of the SNB. What is more, the SNB monitors bank sector, thus changes in regulation may influence the currency’s price.
May, 24 00:30
★★★
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: May, 24 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 2.7%
Forecast: 2.4%
Actual: 2.5%
Period: Apr

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.

2.5%
May, 22 19:00
★★★
FOMC Meeting Minutes
FOMC Meeting Minutes
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Date: May, 22 19:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

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

May, 22 07:00
★★★
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: May, 22 07:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0.6%; 3.2%
Forecast: 0.2%; 2.1%
Actual: 0.3%; 2.3%
Period: Apr

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the perspective of the consumer. It is a key way to measure changes in purchasing trends and inflation.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the GBP, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the GBP.

0.3%; 2.3%
May, 22 04:00
★★★
RBNZ Press Conference
RBNZ Press Conference
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Date: May, 22 04:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

Reserve Bank of New Zealand press conference. The Bank's press conference summarizes the main points of the assessment of the current situation, both in New Zealand itself and outside it. Traders and investors are trying to catch the hints of changing the current rate, that is, raising or lowering the rate, or maintaining the status quo. Unexpected comments can cause very serious movements.

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