Date
GMT+01:00
Event Value
Apr, 24 00:50
Corporate Service Price Index
Corporate Service Price Index
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Date: Apr, 24 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 1.1%
Forecast: 1.1%
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Change in the price of services purchased by corporations. It's a leading indicator of consumer inflation - when corporations pay more for services the higher costs are usually passed on to the consumer.

1.1%
Apr, 24 02:30
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Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
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Date: Apr, 24 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.5% q/q; 1.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.2% q/q; 1.5% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter

The headline inflation gauge for Australia. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Aussie Dollar, where each Dollar buys fewer goods and services. In terms of measuring inflation, CPI is the most obvious way to quantify changes in purchasing power. The report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that is typically bought by a metropolitan Australian households. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Australian Dollars to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Unlike most other countries, Australia publishes CPI quarterly instead of monthly, increasing the market impact of the report upon release. The headline number is released as the percentage change from the previous quarter or year.

0.5% q/q; 1.8% y/y
Apr, 24 02:30
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RBA Trimmed Mean CPI
RBA Trimmed Mean CPI
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Date: Apr, 24 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.4% q/q; 1.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% q/q; 1.7% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter
Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding the most volatile 30% of items.
0.4% q/q; 1.8% y/y
Apr, 24 02:30
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RBA Weighted Median
RBA Weighted Median
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Date: Apr, 24 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.4% q/q; 1.7% y/y
Forecast: 0.4% q/q; 1.6% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter
It helps expose the underlying inflation trend through component weighting and anomaly exclusion. The indicator compares the prices growth to the same quarter a yer ago.
0.4% q/q; 1.7% y/y
Apr, 24 05:30
All Industry Activity Index
All Industry Activity Index
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Date: Apr, 24 05:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.2%
Forecast: -0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Feb

Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The index comprises a variety of industries: service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

-0.2%
Apr, 24 06:00
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
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Date: Apr, 24 06:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 97.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Feb
This index is designed to predict the direction of the economy, but it tends to have a muted impact because most of the indicators used in the calculation are released previously. There's a revised version of this indicator released about 10 days later, but it's not included for lack of significance. Source changed series from a diffusion index to a composite index as of Jun 2008. Combined reading of 11 economic indicators related to employment, production, new orders, consumer confidence, housing, stock prices, money supply, and interest rate spreads.
97.4
Apr, 24 09:00
ZEW-CS Survey (Economic Expectations)
ZEW-CS Survey (Economic Expectations)
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Date: Apr, 24 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -26.9
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

The ZEW-CS Indicator is calculated monthly by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with Credit Suisse (CS). The indicator reflects the expectations of the surveyed financial market experts regarding the economic development in Switzerland on a six-month time horizon.

-26.9
Apr, 24 09:00
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Ifo Business Climate Index
Ifo Business Climate Index
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Date: Apr, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 99.6
Forecast: 99.9
Actual: -
Period: Apr

The Ifo Business Climate Index is a closely followed leading indicator for economic activity in Germany prepared by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. It is based on ca. 7,000 monthly survey responses of firms in manufacturing, construction, wholesaling and retailing. The firms are asked to give their assessments of the current business situation and their expectations for the next six months. They can characterise their situation as "good", "satisfactorily" or "poor" and their business expectations for the next six months as "more favourable", "unchanged" or "more unfavourable". The replies are weighted according to the importance of the industry and aggregated. The balance value of the current business situation is the difference of the percentages of the responses "good" and "poor", the balance value of the expectations is the difference of the percentages of the responses "more favourable" and "more unfavourable". The business climate is a mean of the balances of the business situation and the expectations.

99.6
Apr, 24 09:00
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Ifo Current Assessment
Ifo Current Assessment
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Date: Apr, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 103.8
Forecast: 103.6
Actual: -
Period: Apr

One of the country's key business sentiment surveys (Ifo - Information and Forschung Survey). The survey is conducted monthly, querying German firms on the current German business climate as well as their expectations for the next six months. As the largest economy in the Eurozone, Germany is responsible for approximately a quarter of the total Eurozone GDP.

Consequently, the German Ifo is a significant economic health indicator for the Eurozone as a whole. Positive readings bode well for the economy, suggesting increased consumer spending and economic growth. Conversely, low Ifo readings may be indicative of economic slowdown.

The index uses 100 as a centerline between positive and negative outlooks; the further the value is from 100 the stronger the sentiment. The survey presents two equally weighted sub-indices: Current Assessment and Business Expectations.

Ifo Current Assessment
Measures current German business conditions, without considering future expectations.

103.8
Apr, 24 09:00
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IFO - Expectations
IFO - Expectations
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Date: Apr, 24 09:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 95.6
Forecast: 96.0
Actual: -
Period: Apr

One of the country's key business sentiment surveys (Ifo - Information and Forschung Survey). The survey is conducted monthly, querying German firms on the current German business climate as well as their expectations for the next six months. As the largest economy in the Eurozone, Germany is responsible for approximately a quarter of the total Eurozone GDP. Consequently, the German Ifo is a significant economic health indicator for the Eurozone as a whole. Positive readings bode well for the economy, suggesting increased consumer spending and economic growth. Conversely, low Ifo readings may be indicative of economic slowdown.

The index uses 100 as a centerline between positive and negative outlooks; the further the value is from 100 the stronger the sentiment. The survey presents two equally weighted sub-indices: Current Assessment and Business Expectations.

Ifo Expectations
Based on firms' expectations for the next six months, where firms rate the future outlook as better, same, or worse.

95.6
Apr, 24 09:30
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Public Sector Net Borrowing
Public Sector Net Borrowing
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Date: Apr, 24 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.7bln; 0.2bln
Forecast: -0.8bln; 0.4bln
Actual: -
Period: Mar
In the U.K., the amount of expenditures less the total receipts taken in by the government. Public sector net borrowing is the measure of fiscal surpluses and deficits along with the amount of new debt created. If this number is positive, it means the U.K. is running a fiscal deficit, while a negative number represents a fiscal surplus.
-0.7bln; 0.2bln
Apr, 24 10:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
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Date: Apr, 24 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.05%; 2.6
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.
-0.05%; 2.6
Apr, 24 14:00
Leading indicators
Leading indicators
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Date: Apr, 24 14:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 143.1; 0.6%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Movements in these indicators are known to precede larger developments in the rest of the economy.

The Index includes account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. As the aggregate of many leading indices the Leading Economic Index provides a forecast of the future state of the domestic economy and is thought to predict activity that will occur 6-9 months after the reporting period.

The index operates on a 1-100 scale, where a value lower than 50 means that most indictors are negative and a value higher than 50 means most indicators are positive. In both cases a greater distance from the midpoint (50) means that the indicators are more strongly positive or negative.

143.1; 0.6%
Apr, 24 14:00
NBB Business Climate
NBB Business Climate
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Date: Apr, 24 14:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.7
Forecast: -0.7
Actual: -
Period: Apr

Assesses overall business environment in a country.

-0.7
Apr, 24 15:00
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Overnight Rate
Overnight Rate
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Date: Apr, 24 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: 1.75%
Forecast: 1.75%
Actual: -
Period: Apr

BoC Interest Rate Decision is announced by the Bank of Canada. If the BoC is hawkish about the inflationary outlook of the economy and rises the interest rates it is positive, or bullish, for the CAD. Likewise, if the BoC has a dovish view on the Canadian economy and keeps the ongoing interest rate, or cuts the interest rate it is seen as negative, or bearish.

1.75%
Apr, 24 15:00
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BOC Rate Statement
BOC Rate Statement
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Date: Apr, 24 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

This statement is the primary medium used by the Bank of Canada (BoC) to communicate with investors about monetary policy decisions, specifically those regarding interest rates.

Apr, 24 15:00
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Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
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Date: Apr, 24 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

A quarterly report of the Bank of Canada’s Governing Council, presenting the Bank’s base-case projection for inflation and growth in the Canadian economy, and its assessment of risks.

Apr, 24 15:30
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Crude Oil Inventories
Crude Oil Inventories
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Date: Apr, 24 15:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -1396K
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.

-1396K
Apr, 24 16:15
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Bank of Canada Press Conference
Bank of Canada Press Conference
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Date: Apr, 24 16:15
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

(BOC) Press Conference Following the Release of the Monetary Policy Report The global economic recovery is entering a new phase.

Apr, 25 07:00
GfK Consumer Climate
GfK Consumer Climate
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Date: Apr, 25 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 10.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

The German group GfK uses this report to show the results of their survey on business consumer confidence in order to gauge the health of the German economy. It is a leading indicator of economic strength.

10.4
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