Date
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Event Value
Feb, 28 23:50
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Feb, 28 23:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.4%; -1.0%
Forecast: -6.7%; -1.1%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Measures the per volume change in output from mining, quarrying, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors in Japan. Industrial production is significant as a short-term indicator of the strength of Japanese 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.

1.4%; -1.0%
Feb, 28 23:50
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Feb, 28 23:50
Importance: Low
Previous: -2.9%; 2.1%
Forecast: 0.6%; 2.0%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

-2.9%; 2.1%
Feb, 29 00:00
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ANZ Business Confidence
ANZ Business Confidence
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 00:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 36.6
Forecast: 38.0
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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

36.6
Feb, 29 00:30
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Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -2.7%
Forecast: 1.6%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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.

-2.7%
Feb, 29 00:30
Private Capital Expenditure
Private Capital Expenditure
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6%
Forecast: 0.4%
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.

0.6%
Feb, 29 00:30
Private Sector Credit
Private Sector Credit
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4%; 4.8%
Forecast: 0.4%; 4.8%
Actual: -
Period: Jan
Private Sector Credit released by the Reserve Bank of Australia is an amount of money that the Australian private sector borrows.
0.4%; 4.8%
Feb, 29 05:00
BOJ Core CPI
BOJ Core CPI
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 05:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.6%
Forecast: 2.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jan
Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
2.6%
Feb, 29 05:00
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 05:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.814M; -4.0%
Forecast: ; -7.6%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The Housing Starts figure reflects the rate of growth in housing construction. The number of housing starts is an indicator of the strength of Japan 's construction sector and a leading indicator for the direction of the economy as a whole. Housing Starts respond quickly to changes in the business cycle, promptly slowing at the onset of a recession and growing at the beginning of an economic boom. A high Housing Starts figure is generally bullish for the economy, as it indicates overall economic growth.

The headline figures are the year on year percentage change in value of housing starts, and the value of all houses started for construction that year.

0.814M; -4.0%
Feb, 29 06:30
Change in Private Payrolls
Change in Private Payrolls
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 06:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0%
Forecast: 0.0%
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter
Change in the number of employed people, excluding the farming industry and government.
0.0%
Feb, 29 07:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.6%; -1.7%
Forecast: 0.5%; -1.2%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Gauge for goods sold at retail outlets in the past month. Retail Sales is a leading indicator for the economy since private consumption makes up a large portion of German Gross Domestic Product. 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.

-1.6%; -1.7%
Feb, 29 07:45
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.2%; 3.1%
Forecast: 0.7%; 2.9%
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. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro in France , 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 French household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase the same set of basic consumer items.

-0.2%; 3.1%
Feb, 29 07:45
Consumer Spending
Consumer Spending
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3%
Forecast: -0.1%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Change in the total value of inflation-adjusted goods expenditures by consumers.

0.3%
Feb, 29 07:45
GDP
GDP
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0%; 0.7%
Forecast: 0.0%; 0.7%
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The Gross Domestic Product is a comprehensive measure of an overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP serves as one of the primary measures of overall economic well-being. While GDP announcements generally conform to expectations, unanticipated changes in this metric can move markets.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may lead monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus better than expected GDP figures are generally bullish for the Euro, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where

C = private consumption, I = private investment, G = government expenditure, EX = exports of goods and services, IM = imports of goods and services.

French GDP figures, officially called Quarterly National Accounts, are released quarterly. The headline figures are annualized percentage changes in real and nominal GDP.

0.0%; 0.7%
Feb, 29 08:00
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Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 08:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.3%; 0.3%
Forecast: 0.2%; 0.4%
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

The Gross Domestic Product is a comprehensive measure of an overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP serves as one of the primary measures of overall economic well-being. GDP announcements generally conform to expectations as the number comes out after most production figures that lead to overall GDP have already been released. Although releases that are out of line with expectations are rare, unanticipated GDP growth can move markets simply because of its significance as an economic indicator.

0.3%; 0.3%
Feb, 29 08:00
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KOF Economic Barometer
KOF Economic Barometer
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 08:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 101.5
Forecast: 102.0
Actual: -
Period: Feb

The Swiss KOF Economic Barometer is a leading indicator which measures overall economic activity and is an excellent indicator of the direction of the Swiss economy. The KOF Economic Barometer is one or two quarters ahead of the GDP growth rate of the previous year and thus enables an initial estimate to be made of how the Swiss economy will perform in the next or in the next two quarters.

The Barometer is ultimately adjusted to take account of seasonal fluctuations and random factors. The Barometer is published monthly.

101.5
Feb, 29 08:00
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 08:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.4%
Forecast: 2.8%
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.

3.4%
Feb, 29 08:55
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Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 08:55
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.8%
Forecast: 5.8%
Actual: -
Period: Feb

The percentage of individuals in the labor force who are without a job but actively seeking one. A higher Unemployment Rate is generally a drain on the economy. Not only does it mean that resources are not being fully utilized, but it also results in lower consumer spending as there are fewer workers receiving paychecks.

Note: The unemployment rate generally moves slowly, so changes of only a few tenths of a percent are still considered significant. Also note that the unemployment rate does not account for discouraged workers. Therefore, in an economically depressed environment, such as that which occurred in Cold War era East Germany, the Unemployment Rate may not accurately reflect the extent of problems.

5.8%
Feb, 29 08:55
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Unemployment Change
Unemployment Change
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 08:55
Importance: Medium
Previous: -2K
Forecast: 7K
Actual: -
Period: Feb

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in Germany.

-2K
Feb, 29 09:30
M4 Money Supply
M4 Money Supply
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5%; -0.9%
Forecast: 0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

M4 is referred to as "broad money" or simply "the money supply". It reflects cash outside banks (i.e. in circulation with the public and non-bank firms) + private-sector retail bank and building society deposits + Private-sector wholesale bank and building society deposits and Certificate of Deposit.

0.5%; -0.9%
Feb, 29 09:30
Mortgage Approvals
Mortgage Approvals
Country:
Date: Feb, 29 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 50.5K
Forecast: 52.0K
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Number of new mortgages approved for home purchase by BBA-represented banks during the previous month. The BBA represents major banks that make up around 60% of total UK mortgage lending.

50.5K
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