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Event Value
Jan, 15 18:00
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
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Date: Jan, 15 18:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 360
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan
The Baker Hughes rig count is an important business barometer for the oil drilling industry. When drilling rigs are active they consume products and services produced by the oil service industry. The active rig count acts as a leading indicator of demand for oil products.
360
Jan, 18 00:01
Rightmove House Prices
Rightmove House Prices
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.6% m/m; 6.6% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

House prices index in Great Britain.

-0.6% m/m; 6.6% y/y
Jan, 18 02:00
★★★
Real GDP
Real GDP
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: High
Previous: 2.7% q/q; 4.9% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

An inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced in a given year, expressed in base-year prices. Often referred to as "constant-price," "inflation-corrected" GDP or "constant dollar GDP".

2.7% q/q; 4.9% y/y
Jan, 18 02:00
★★★
Real GDP (YTD)
Real GDP (YTD)
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: High
Previous: 0.7%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

An inflation-adjusted measure that reflects the value of all goods and services produced in a given year, expressed in base-year prices. Often referred to as "constant-price," "inflation-corrected" GDP or "constant dollar GDP".

0.7%
Jan, 18 02:00
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Fixed Asset Investment
Fixed Asset Investment
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 2.6%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Fixed asset investment, or FAI, is a measure of capital spending. It refers to any investment within the measurement period in physical assets, such as real estate infrastructure, machinery, etc. that are held for more than one year. FAI can be a good indicator for how much investment is occurring in a country or region, but it is not a direct contributor to GDP.

2.6%
Jan, 18 02:00
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Industrial production
Industrial production
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 7.0% y/y; 2.3% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Measures the volume change of output of the manufacturing and energy sector.

7.0% y/y; 2.3% y/y
Jan, 18 02:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.0% y/y; -4.8% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

5.0% y/y; -4.8% y/y
Jan, 18 02:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

5.2%
Jan, 18 02:00
★★
NBS Press Conference
NBS Press Conference
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
NBS Press Conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. Answers can cause a stir in the market.
Jan, 18 04:30
Industrial Production
Industrial Production
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0% m/m; -3.4% y/y
Forecast: 0.0% m/m; -3.4% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

0.0% m/m; -3.4% y/y
Jan, 18 11:00
Bundesbank Monthly Report
Bundesbank Monthly Report
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

Market impact tends to be greater when the report reveals a viewpoint that clashes with the ECB's stance. It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint.

Jan, 18 13:15
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 13:15
Importance: Low
Previous: 246.033K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

246.033K
Jan, 18 13:30
Foreign Securities Purchases
Foreign Securities Purchases
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 6.92bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Summarizes the flow of stocks, bonds, and money market funds to and from Canada.

6.92bln
Jan, 18 21:00
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NZIER Business Confidence
NZIER Business Confidence
Country:
Date: Jan, 18 21:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -40
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

A monthly survey of 1,500 businesses conducted by the National Bank of New Zealand. The purpose is to measures the mood in regard to future economic expectations.

-40
Jan, 19 07:30
Producer & Import Prices
Producer & Import Prices
Country:
Date: Jan, 19 07:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.1% m/m; -2.7% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Tracks inflation in producer and import prices in Switzerland . The headline figure is the percentage change in the index from the previous period.

Changes in this index will generally precede changes in the consumer price index, as higher import costs and producer prices tend to eventually be passed to consumers. As with any indicator of inflation, increases in producer and import prices tend to act as an appreciating weight for the Swiss franc because inflationary pressures are almost always met with interest rate increases from the Swiss central bank.

The figure represents changes in the combined producer and import price index, calculated from changes in producer prices and import prices, giving appropriate weight to the proportion of domestic and imported goods.

-0.1% m/m; -2.7% y/y
Jan, 19 09:00
Current Account (sa)
Current Account (sa)
Country:
Date: Jan, 19 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 26.6bln; 34.1bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

  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.

26.6bln; 34.1bln
Jan, 19 10:05
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ZEW Economic Sentiment
ZEW Economic Sentiment
Country:
Date: Jan, 19 10:05
Importance: Medium
Previous: 55.0
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

A German Firm, the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), queries financial experts throughout Europe every month in order to make a medium-term forecast about Germany 's economic situation. They ask experts to evaluate the current situation and to predict the future direction of the economy. For all components of the survey, responses are restricted to positive, negative, or unchanged. This simple structure allows the survey to be quick and efficient in terms of turnaround time, as well as easy to understand and interpret.

Experts are asked for a qualitative assessment of the direction of inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and the stock market in the next six months. Thus the indicator provides a medium-term forecast for the German economy.

Technical Note on Headline Number : The results of the survey are always presented as the difference between those experts that optimistic and those are pessimistic. For instance if 25 percent of analysts expect improvement, 35 percent expect decline, and 40 percent expect no change, the headline figure is -10.

55.0
Jan, 19 10:05
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ZEW Current Situation
ZEW Current Situation
Country:
Date: Jan, 19 10:05
Importance: Medium
Previous: -66.5
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

A German Firm, the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), queries financial experts throughout Europe every month in order to make a medium-term forecast about Germany 's economic situation. They ask experts to evaluate the current situation and to predict the future direction of the economy. For all components of the survey, responses are restricted to positive, negative, or unchanged. This simple structure allows the survey to be quick and efficient in terms of turnaround time, as well as easy to understand and interpret.

Unlike the Economic Sentiment Indicator which looks into the future direction of the economy, the Current Situation Indicator focuses on the results of the survey that relate to the current health of the German economy. Expert opinions on whether the current situation is improved, worsened, or unchanged are summarized as the number of positive responses minus the number of negative responses. A higher headline figure indicates a stronger economy and better business climate.

Technical Note on Headline Number : The results of the survey are always presented as the difference between those experts that optimistic and those are pessimistic. For instance if 25 percent of analysts expect improvement, 35 percent expect decline, and 40 percent expect no change, the headline figure is -10.

-66.5
Jan, 19 10:05
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ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment)
ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment)
Country:
Date: Jan, 19 10:05
Importance: Medium
Previous: 54.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

The Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), queries financial experts throughout Europe every month in order to make a medium-term forecast about the economic situation. Eurozone ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment Assesses future economic expectations for the whole Eurozone. The results are summarized as the number of positive responses minus the number of negative responses. A higher headline figure indicates a positive expectation for Euro-zone economy.

Technical Note on Headline Number : The results of the survey are always presented as the difference between those experts that optimistic and those are pessimistic. For instance if 25 percent of analysts expect improvement, 35 percent expect decline, and 40 percent expect no change, the headline figure is -10.

54.4
Jan, 19 13:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
Country:
Date: Jan, 19 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The value of sales made by Canadian wholesalers. Wholesalers sell to industries and retailers in quantities far larger than most consumers are willing to purchase. Given that growth in Wholesale Trade usually precedes increases in retail trade and consumption, changes in Wholesale Sales can be used as an early indicator for the overall direction of the retail sector, consumption and the economy. The headline figure reports the monthly percentage change in Wholesale Sales, seasonally adjusted to account for variations in demand due to seasonal cycles.

These sectors are farm products, food, beverages, and tobacco products, personal and household goods, automotive products, building materials, machinery and electronic equipment etc.

1.0%
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