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Feb, 26 21:45
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Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Feb, 26 21:45
Importance: Medium
Previous: 547M; -4309M
Forecast: -545M; -3940M
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

547M; -4309M
Feb, 27 00:00
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ANZ Business Confidence
ANZ Business Confidence
Country:
Date: Feb, 27 00:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -13.2
Forecast: -7.9
Actual: -
Period: Feb

The results of the ANZ Bank Business survey held among businesses nationwide.

-13.2
Feb, 27 00:30
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Private Capital Expenditure
Private Capital Expenditure
Country:
Date: Feb, 27 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: -0.2%
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The release is published every quarter, and about 60 days after the quarter ends. It is published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and measures the alteration in the overall inflation-amended value (real value) of new capital investments produced by private businesses. The data release is important for traders, as it is a top indicator of Australia’s economic health. Additionally, a change in the investment levels for businesses is usually a sign for future economic movement, including earning, spending and hiring.

-0.2%
Feb, 27 08:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Feb, 27 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.1%
Forecast: 0.8%
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

1.1%
Feb, 27 09:00
M3 Money Supply
M3 Money Supply
Country:
Date: Feb, 27 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.0%
Forecast: 5.3%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The broadest measure of money supply in use by Eurozone nations. It includes all currency in circulation, bank deposits, repurchase agreements, debt securities up to 2 years, and the value of money market shares. A larger money supply reduces the purchasing power of the Euro and puts downward pressure on the exchange rate. However, because an increase in M3 leads to price inflation, this figure can also be indicative of the likelihood of future interest rate hikes. The Eurozone M3 is reported in headlines as a percent change from the previous month or as a Three Month Average, which smoothes monthly volatility in the money supply.

5.0%
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