Date
GMT+00:00
Event Value
Dec, 17 00:01
Rightmove House Prices
Rightmove House Prices
Country:
Date: Dec, 17 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.7% m/m; -0.2% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

House prices index in Great Britain.

-1.7% m/m; -0.2% y/y
Dec, 17 09:00
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Dec, 17 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.27В
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

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.

1.27В
Dec, 17 10:00
Current Account (sa)
Current Account (sa)
Country:
Date: Dec, 17 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 13.4bln; 13.1В
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

  The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country. The report acts as a line-item record of how the domestic economy interacts with rest of the world. The Current Account is one of the three components that make up a country's Balance of Payments (Financial Account, Capital Account and Current Account), the detailed accounting of all international interactions. Where the other side of the Balance of Payments, Capital and Financial Accounts deal mainly with financial assets and investments, the Current Account gives a detailed breakdown of how the country intermingles with rest of the global economy on a non-investment basis - tracking good and services.

13.4bln; 13.1В
Dec, 17 10:00
Consumer Price Index Core
Consumer Price Index Core
Country:
Date: Dec, 17 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.0%
Forecast: 1.0%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

CPI is the key gauge for inflation in the Eurozone. Inflation, simply put, is a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro, where each Euro buys fewer goods and services due to higher consumer prices. The index tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical household might purchase. When the CPI is high, it indicates that significant inflationary pressures exist in Eurozone economies. This puts pressure on the European Central Bank to raise interest rates. When CPI comes out lower than expected, the ECB is expected to lower interest rates, or keep them lower, to encourage economic growth. As a rule, the Bank adjusts rates in order to keep Europe consumer price inflation in the 0 to 2 percent range.

1.0%
Dec, 17 10:00
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Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Dec, 17 10:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 2.0%
Forecast: 2.0%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

CPI is the key gauge for inflation in the Eurozone. Inflation, simply put, is a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro, where each Euro buys fewer goods and services due to higher consumer prices. The index tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical household might purchase. When the CPI is high, it indicates that significant inflationary pressures exist in Eurozone economies. This puts pressure on the European Central Bank to raise interest rates. When CPI comes out lower than expected, the ECB is expected to lower interest rates, or keep them lower, to encourage economic growth. As a rule, the Bank adjusts rates in order to keep Europe consumer price inflation in the 0 to 2 percent range.

2.0%
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