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Event Value
Apr, 07 15:00
JOLTs Job Openings
JOLTs Job Openings
Country:
Date: Apr, 07 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 6963K
Forecast: 6550K
Actual: -
Period: Feb

A survey done by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to help measure job vacancies. It collects data from employers including retailers, manufacturers and different offices each month. Respondents to the survey answer quantitative and qualitative questions about their businesses' employment, job openings, recruitment, hires and separations. The JOLTS data is published monthly and by region and industry.

6963K
Apr, 07 15:00
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Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
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Date: Apr, 07 15:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 54.1; 53.2
Forecast: 50.1
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an economic index which measures the month to month variation in economic activity as indicated by a panel of purchasing managers from across Canada, and is prepared by the Richard Ivey School of Business. The PMI is provided in two formats: unadjusted and seasonally adjusted. It shows responses to one question: ""Were your purchases last month in dollars higher, the same, or lower than the previous month?"" A figure above 50 shows an increase while below 50 shows a decrease. The Ivey Purchasing Managers Index is often referred to as the Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI and is sponsored by the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC). The PMI includes both the public and private sectors and is based on month end data Ivey PMI panel members indicate whether their organizations activity is higher than, the same as, or lower than the previous month across the following five categories: purchases, employment, inventories, supplier deliveries and prices.

54.1; 53.2
Apr, 07 15:00
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism
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Date: Apr, 07 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 53.9
Forecast: 49.1
Actual: -
Period: Apr
IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index measures Americans' opinions and outlooks on the economy. The index is based on a nationwide survey of 900 adults and evaluates six-month economic outlook, personal financial outlook, confidence in federal economic policies. Reading above 50 indicates optimism, and below 50 indicates pessimism. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.
53.9
Apr, 07 18:01
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Apr, 07 18:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.849%; 2.36
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
0.849%; 2.36
Apr, 07 20:00
Consumer Credit
Consumer Credit
Country:
Date: Apr, 07 20:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 12.0bln
Forecast: 13.9bln
Actual: -
Period: Feb

Measures the outstanding debt held by consumers. Consumer Credit levels coincide with the economy, rising during economic expansion and dropping during a recession. Growth in Consumer Credit means that consumers have higher spending ability, which can fuel economic growth. However, too much Consumer Debt can result in an economic slowdown in the long term if consumers become overburdened with debt, then either reducing consumption or passing debt on to the financers after bankruptcy. The headline value is the outstanding debt held by consumers.

12.0bln
Apr, 08 00:50
Core Machinery Orders
Core Machinery Orders
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Date: Apr, 08 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.9% m/m; -0.3% y/y
Forecast: -2.9% m/m; -3.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Feb

Japan machinery orders received from the private sector excluding volatile orders.

2.9% m/m; -0.3% y/y
Apr, 08 00:50
Current Account
Current Account
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 1626.8bln; 612.3bln
Forecast: 2021.5bln; 3067.2bln
Actual: -
Period: Feb
1626.8bln; 612.3bln
Apr, 08 01:30
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 01:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 91.9; -3.8%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

Consumer Sentiment (or Consumer Confidence) measures the level of confidence households have in economic performance. Generally rising consumer confidence acts as a precursor to higher consumer expenditures which drive economic expansion.

91.9; -3.8%
Apr, 08 06:00
Economy Watchers Survey
Economy Watchers Survey
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 06:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 27.4; 24.6
Forecast: 22.2; 19.0
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The Economy Watchers Survey asks business-cycle sensitive workers their thoughts on existing and future economic conditions, giving a detailed picture of economic trends in Japan . The survey is based on questionnaires from 'man on the street' sectors that are particularly vulnerable to business cycle turns. These segments of the economy include sectors such as retail, restaurant service and taxi driving. With this combined data the Japanese Eco Watchers report serves as both a consumer confidence indicator and a leading indicator for the rest of the economy. The report is usually released less than two weeks after the reporting month, thus its statistics are usually very timely. The headline number is released where 50 represents the center midpoint line of boom/bust sentiment.

27.4; 24.6
Apr, 08 10:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.77%; 1.0
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
-0.77%; 1.0
Apr, 08 10:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.307%; 2.23
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
0.307%; 2.23
Apr, 08 10:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.307%; 2.23
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr
10-y Bond Auction is a leading market demand and profitability indicator. Profit falls compared to the previous auctions generally have a favourable influence on the currency.
0.307%; 2.23
Apr, 08 13:15
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 13:15
Importance: Low
Previous: 210.069K
Forecast: 170.0K
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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.

210.069K
Apr, 08 13:30
Building Permits
Building Permits
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.0%
Forecast: -3.5%
Actual: -
Period: Feb

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.

4.0%
Apr, 08 15:30
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Crude Oil Inventories
Crude Oil Inventories
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Date: Apr, 08 15:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 13833K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

The actual inventories of crude oil, gasoline, and distillate, such as jet fuel, as reported on a weekly basis. The numbers are watched closely by the energy markets, and if the results differ greatly from the expected inventory levels, the market can react strongly. The inventory data can be skewed by holidays and seasonal factors. Weekly data can be unreliable and should be viewed as a part of longer-term trends, so a four-week moving average may be more useful.

13833K
Apr, 08 15:30
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Crude Oil Inventories
Crude Oil Inventories
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 15:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 13833K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

The actual inventories of crude oil, gasoline, and distillate, such as jet fuel, as reported on a weekly basis. The numbers are watched closely by the energy markets, and if the results differ greatly from the expected inventory levels, the market can react strongly. The inventory data can be skewed by holidays and seasonal factors. Weekly data can be unreliable and should be viewed as a part of longer-term trends, so a four-week moving average may be more useful.

13833K
Apr, 08 18:01
30-y Bond Auction
30-y Bond Auction
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 18:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.320%; 2.36
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr
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.
1.320%; 2.36
Apr, 08 19:00
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FOMC Meeting Minutes
FOMC Meeting Minutes
Country:
Date: Apr, 08 19:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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

Apr, 09 00:01
RICS House Price Balance
RICS House Price Balance
Country:
Date: Apr, 09 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 29%
Forecast: 11%
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Gauge for costs of homes in the United Kingdom. The figure is based on surveyors' opinions on the state of the market, calculated as is the percent of surveyors reporting a rise in prices minus those reporting a fall. A rise in house prices indicates a strong housing market, which generally reflects a strong overall economy.

29%
Apr, 09 01:30
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BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
Country:
Date: Apr, 09 01:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will hold a press conference about monetary policies in Tokyo. Mr Kuroda exercises general control over the Bank's business. He is in charge of the Internal Auditors' Office.

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