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Jul, 09 07:00
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
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Date: Jul, 09 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.2bln; 3.5bln
Forecast: 6.6bln
Actual: -
Period: May

The difference between the value of exports and imports in Germany. Trade Balance is one of the biggest components of Germany 's Balance of Payment. As Germany is Europe's largest economy and given Germany's export oriented economy, trade data can give critical insight into pressures on the value of the Euro.

In order to gauge the effect of German Trade Balance on the Euro, German trade is separated into intra-Eurozone trades and extra-Eurozone trades. Intra-trades between Germany and Eurozone countries have no affect on the overall valuation of Euro. Extra-trades between Germany and other countries outside of Eurozone do impact the overall Eurozone trade balance. Given Germany's large share of Eurozone exports, the figure tends to move the market upon release.

Trade surpluses reflect funds coming into Germany in exchange for goods and services. Such currency inflows may lead to a natural appreciation of a Euro, unless countered by similar capital outflows. At a bare minimum, surpluses will boost up the value of the currency.

The headline figure for trade balance is expressed in billions of Euros.

3.2bln; 3.5bln 6.6bln -
Jul, 09 07:00
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
Prelim Machine Tool Orders
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Date: Jul, 09 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -52.8%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun

This is a report which measures the change in the total value of new orders placed with machine tool manufacturers.

-52.8% - -
Jul, 09 09:30
30-Year Bonds Auction
30-Year Bonds Auction
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Date: Jul, 09 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.673%; 1.17
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul
Bonds with the longest maturity.
1.673%; 1.17 - -
Jul, 09 13:15
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
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Date: Jul, 09 13:15
Importance: Low
Previous: 193.453K
Forecast: 185.0K
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Reflects the rate of growth in housing construction. Housing Starts act as an indicator measuring the strength of Canada's construction sector and housing market. Economists also use the figure as a leading indicator for the economy as a whole due to Housing Starts' sensitivity to changes in the business cycle. Housing Starts slow at the onset of a recession and quickly grow at the beginning of an economic boom; consequently, a high Housing Starts figure forecasts strong economic growth.

The headline figure is the percentage change in new home starts.

193.453K 185.0K -
Jul, 09 13:30
Building Permits
Building Permits
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Date: Jul, 09 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -17.1%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

The number of new building projects authorized for construction. The figure is widely used as an indicator for developments in the housing market, since receiving a permit to build is the first step in the construction process. Thus growth in Building Permits reflects growth in the construction sector. Also, due to the high outlays needed for construction projects, an increase in Building Permits suggests corporate and consumer optimism. Additionally, because leading indicators for the housing market respond quickly to changes in the business cycle, the Building Permit figure can act as a leading indicator for the economy as a whole.

The headline is the seasonally adjusted percentage change in Building Permits from the previous month.

-17.1% - -
Jul, 09 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
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Date: Jul, 09 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1427K
Forecast: 1375K
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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

1427K 1375K -
Jul, 09 13:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
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Date: Jul, 09 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 19290K
Forecast: 18950K
Actual: -
Period: Jun

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.

19290K 18950K -
Jul, 09 15:00
Wholesale Inventories
Wholesale Inventories
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Date: Jul, 09 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.2%
Forecast: -1.2%
Actual: -
Period: May

The stock of unsold goods held by wholesalers. Wholesalers act as intermediaries between manufacturers or importers, and retailers. Wholesalers sell directly to retailers, who strive to act in accordance (ideally) with consumer demand. Consequently, high Wholesale Inventories indicate that unsold goods are piling up, suggesting that retailers are facing lagging consumer demand and unwilling to purchase goods. Conversely, declining Wholesale Inventories suggest retailers are buying more goods to meet strong or rising demand. Because Wholesale Inventories reflect the demand retailers have for their manufacturers' wares, the report offers an early indication of the potential strength of consumer spending.

Wholesale Inventories are reported in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

-1.2% -1.2% -
Jul, 09 15:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
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Date: Jul, 09 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 65bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

65bln - -
Jul, 09 18:01
30-y Bond Auction
30-y Bond Auction
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Date: Jul, 09 18:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.450%; 2.30
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul
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.
1.450%; 2.30 - -
Jul, 10 00:50
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index
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Date: Jul, 10 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.4% m/m; -2.7% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% m/m; -2.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

A Japanese index that measures the prices of goods created by firms at the producer and wholesaler level in Japan. The Domestic Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI) tracks changes in supply side prices within the Japanese economy. Changes in the CGPI often precede changes in the overall Consumer Price Index, as input values determine the overall retail values of the consumer goods. Thus, a large increase in the domestic CGPI will lead to a large increase in the overall CPI.

-0.4% m/m; -2.7% y/y 0.4% m/m; -2.0% y/y -
Jul, 10 07:00
CPI
CPI
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Date: Jul, 10 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6% m/m; 0.9% y/y
Forecast: 0.6% m/m; 0.9% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

Assesses changes in the cost of living by measuring changes in the prices of consumer items. The CPI is the headline inflation figure that indicates the strength of domestic inflationary pressures. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in Germany , where each Euro buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most popular way to measure changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

0.6% m/m; 0.9% y/y 0.6% m/m; 0.9% y/y -
Jul, 10 07:00
Harmonized CPI
Harmonized CPI
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Date: Jul, 10 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.7% m/m; 0.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.7% m/m; 0.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Jun

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) reflects changes in the prices of consumer goods and services in a specified period of time. The HICP measures changes of the average price level for goods and services that households consume (the fixed consumer basket). HICP is pure price index. It does not reflect the changes in buying or consumption patterns, brands, and does not reflect the effect of outlet and service provider substitution.

0.7% m/m; 0.8% y/y 0.7% m/m; 0.8% y/y -
Jul, 10 07:45
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
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Date: Jul, 10 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -20.1%
Forecast: 15.2%
Actual: -
Period: May

Measures the level of production of French industries. French Industrial Production tracks relative changes in the production of goods, excluding energy and food, whether they are sold domestically or abroad. The headline figure is the percentage change in the index from the previous quarter or year.

Industrial Production is highly sensitive to the business cycle, and so can forecast changes in employment, earnings, and personal income. Consequently, Industrial Production is considered a reliable leading indicator of the overall health of the French economy.

-20.1% 15.2% -
Jul, 10 09:00
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
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Date: Jul, 10 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -19.1% m/m; -42.5% y/y
Forecast: 20.0% m/m; -33.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: May

Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Italy. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of Italian industrial activity. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation.

The report is only a preliminary estimate figure that does not move the markets much. The figure is released in headlines as a monthly percent change.

-19.1% m/m; -42.5% y/y 20.0% m/m; -33.0% y/y -
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