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Dec, 09 19:30
ANZ Jobs Advertisements
ANZ Jobs Advertisements
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The ANZ job advertisement series measures the number of jobs advertised in the major daily newspapers and Internet sites covering the capital cities each month.

-0.5% - -
Dec, 09 19:30
ANZ Jobs Advertisements
ANZ Jobs Advertisements
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The ANZ job advertisement series measures the number of jobs advertised in the major daily newspapers and Internet sites covering the capital cities each month.

-0.5% - -
Dec, 09 13:00
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 13:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 784
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
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.
784 - -
Dec, 09 13:00
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 13:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 784
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
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.
784 - -
Dec, 09 10:00
Wholesale Inventories
Wholesale Inventories
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.8%
Forecast: 0.8%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The stock of unsold goods held by wholesalers. Wholesalers act as intermediaries between manufacturers or importers, and retailers. Wholesalers sell directly to retailers, who strive to act in accordance (ideally) with consumer demand. Consequently, high Wholesale Inventories indicate that unsold goods are piling up, suggesting that retailers are facing lagging consumer demand and unwilling to purchase goods. Conversely, declining Wholesale Inventories suggest retailers are buying more goods to meet strong or rising demand. Because Wholesale Inventories reflect the demand retailers have for their manufacturers' wares, the report offers an early indication of the potential strength of consumer spending.

Wholesale Inventories are reported in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

0.8% 0.8% -
Dec, 09 10:00
UoM Inflation Expectations
UoM Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.9%; 3.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index released by the University of Michigan is a survey of personal consumer confidence in economic activity. It shows a picture of whether or not consumers are willing to spend money. Generally speaking, a high reading anticipates positive (or bullish) for the USD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
4.9%; 3.0% - -
Dec, 09 10:00
Wholesale Inventories
Wholesale Inventories
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.8%
Forecast: 0.8%
Actual: -
Period: Oct

The stock of unsold goods held by wholesalers. Wholesalers act as intermediaries between manufacturers or importers, and retailers. Wholesalers sell directly to retailers, who strive to act in accordance (ideally) with consumer demand. Consequently, high Wholesale Inventories indicate that unsold goods are piling up, suggesting that retailers are facing lagging consumer demand and unwilling to purchase goods. Conversely, declining Wholesale Inventories suggest retailers are buying more goods to meet strong or rising demand. Because Wholesale Inventories reflect the demand retailers have for their manufacturers' wares, the report offers an early indication of the potential strength of consumer spending.

Wholesale Inventories are reported in headlines as a percent change from the previous month.

0.8% 0.8% -
Dec, 09 10:00
UoM Inflation Expectations
UoM Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 10:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.9%; 3.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index released by the University of Michigan is a survey of personal consumer confidence in economic activity. It shows a picture of whether or not consumers are willing to spend money. Generally speaking, a high reading anticipates positive (or bullish) for the USD, while a low reading is seen as negative (or bearish).
4.9%; 3.0% - -
Dec, 09 08:30
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PPI Core
PPI Core
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.0%; 6.7%
Forecast: 0.2%; 5.9%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The Core Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the selling price of goods and services sold by producers, excluding food and energy. The PPI measures price change from the perspective of the seller. When producers pay more for goods and services, they are more likely to pass the higher costs to the consumer, so PPI is thought to be a leading indicator of consumer inflation.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.

0.0%; 6.7% 0.2%; 5.9% -
Dec, 09 08:30
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PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.2%; 8.0%
Forecast: 0.2%; 7.2%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods price do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

0.2%; 8.0% 0.2%; 7.2% -
Dec, 09 08:30
Capacity utilization
Capacity utilization
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 83.8%
Forecast: 82.2%
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter

Capacity Utilization measures the extent to which Canadian manufacturing companies make use of their installed productive capacity (factories and machinery). Capacity Utilization reflects overall growth and demand in the economy, rising when the economy is vibrant, and falling when demand softens. High capacity utilization also exerts inflationary pressures as scarce resources are in higher demand. However, it may also lead to new capital investments, such as new plants, that promote growth in the future.

83.8% 82.2% -
Dec, 09 08:30
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PPI Core
PPI Core
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.0%; 6.7%
Forecast: 0.2%; 5.9%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The Core Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the selling price of goods and services sold by producers, excluding food and energy. The PPI measures price change from the perspective of the seller. When producers pay more for goods and services, they are more likely to pass the higher costs to the consumer, so PPI is thought to be a leading indicator of consumer inflation.

A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the USD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the USD.

0.0%; 6.7% 0.2%; 5.9% -
Dec, 09 08:30
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PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 0.2%; 8.0%
Forecast: 0.2%; 7.2%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods price do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

0.2%; 8.0% 0.2%; 7.2% -
Dec, 09 08:30
Capacity utilization
Capacity utilization
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 08:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 83.8%
Forecast: 82.2%
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter

Capacity Utilization measures the extent to which Canadian manufacturing companies make use of their installed productive capacity (factories and machinery). Capacity Utilization reflects overall growth and demand in the economy, rising when the economy is vibrant, and falling when demand softens. High capacity utilization also exerts inflationary pressures as scarce resources are in higher demand. However, it may also lead to new capital investments, such as new plants, that promote growth in the future.

83.8% 82.2% -
Dec, 09 04:30
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

This report measures the percentage change in inflation expected to be paid by private consumers over the next 12 months.

4.9% - -
Dec, 09 04:30
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Consumer Inflation Expectations
Country:
Date: Dec, 09 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 4 quarter

This report measures the percentage change in inflation expected to be paid by private consumers over the next 12 months.

4.9% - -
Dec, 08 20:30
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PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 20:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -1.3%
Forecast: -1.5%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods prices do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

-1.3% -1.5% -
Dec, 08 20:30
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CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 20:30
Importance: High
Previous: 2.1%
Forecast: 1.6%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

2.1% 1.6% -
Dec, 08 20:30
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PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 20:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -1.3%
Forecast: -1.5%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measures changes in the selling prices producers charge for goods and services, and well as tracks how prices feed through the production process. Because producers tend to pass on higher costs to consumers as higher retail prices, the PPI is valuable as an early indicator of inflation. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Dollar, where each dollar buys fewer goods and services. The report also gives insight into how higher prices from raw materials flow toward the final product.

A rise in PPI signals an increase in inflationary pressures. Given the economic instability associated with rising price levels, the Fed often will raise interest rates to check inflation. A low or falling PPI is indicative of declining prices, and may suggest an economic slowdown.

The headline figure is expressed in percentage change of producer price.

Notes: The PPI records prices at various stages of production: raw goods, intermediate goods and finished goods. Though intermediate and crude goods prices do provide insight for future inflationary pressure, it is the price of finished goods that generates most interest for market participants. The finished goods data is able to gauge price pressure before the goods reach the retail market.

-1.3% -1.5% -
Dec, 08 20:30
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CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 20:30
Importance: High
Previous: 2.1%
Forecast: 1.6%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

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.

2.1% 1.6% -
Dec, 08 18:50
M2 Money Supply + CD
M2 Money Supply + CD
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.1%; 2.6%
Forecast: 3.0%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measure of the money supply used by the Bank of Japan. The figure includes all currency in circulation plus all bank deposits. This indicator tends to be tracked closely with the total money supply. The figure focuses mostly on individual deposit accounts rather than institutional accounts, making it a more attractive money indicator than broad liquidity measures. The headline figure is the percentage change from the previous year.

3.1%; 2.6% 3.0% -
Dec, 08 18:50
M2 Money Supply + CD
M2 Money Supply + CD
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.1%; 2.6%
Forecast: 3.0%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Measure of the money supply used by the Bank of Japan. The figure includes all currency in circulation plus all bank deposits. This indicator tends to be tracked closely with the total money supply. The figure focuses mostly on individual deposit accounts rather than institutional accounts, making it a more attractive money indicator than broad liquidity measures. The headline figure is the percentage change from the previous year.

3.1%; 2.6% 3.0% -
Dec, 08 16:45
Manufacturing Sales
Manufacturing Sales
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 16:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -3.8%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter
Change in the total value of sales at the manufacturing level. Released quarterly, about 70 days after the quarter ends.
-3.8% - -
Dec, 08 16:45
Manufacturing Sales
Manufacturing Sales
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 16:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -3.8%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter
Change in the total value of sales at the manufacturing level. Released quarterly, about 70 days after the quarter ends.
-3.8% - -
Dec, 08 10:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -81
Forecast: -38
Actual: -21bln
Period: Dec

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

-81 -38 -21bln
Dec, 08 10:30
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
EIA Natural Gas Storage Change
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 10:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -81
Forecast: -38
Actual: -21bln
Period: Dec

Weekly report about natural gas storage change in the USA.

-81 -38 -21bln
Dec, 08 09:30
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SNB Member of the Governing Board Andrea Maechler Speaks
SNB Member of the Governing Board Andrea Maechler Speaks
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Ms. Maechler joins the SNB’s board, which is led by Thomas Jordan.
- - -
Dec, 08 09:30
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SNB Member of the Governing Board Andrea Maechler Speaks
SNB Member of the Governing Board Andrea Maechler Speaks
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
Ms. Maechler joins the SNB’s board, which is led by Thomas Jordan.
- - -
Dec, 08 08:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1609K
Forecast: 1600K
Actual: 1671K
Period: Nov

Continuing claims refers to unemployed workers that qualify for benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. Data on unemployment claims is published by the Department of Labor on a weekly basis, allowing for frequent updates on the levels of unemployment.

1609K 1600K 1671K
Dec, 08 08:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 226K
Forecast: 230K
Actual: 230K
Period: Dec

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

226K 230K 230K
Dec, 08 08:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1609K
Forecast: 1600K
Actual: 1671K
Period: Nov

Continuing claims refers to unemployed workers that qualify for benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. Data on unemployment claims is published by the Department of Labor on a weekly basis, allowing for frequent updates on the levels of unemployment.

1609K 1600K 1671K
Dec, 08 08:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 226K
Forecast: 230K
Actual: 230K
Period: Dec

The indicator shows the number of unemployed people in the USA.

226K 230K 230K
Dec, 08 00:00
Economy Watchers Survey
Economy Watchers Survey
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 00:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 49.9; 46.4
Forecast: 50.7; 47.0
Actual: 48.1; 45.1
Period: Nov

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.

49.9; 46.4 50.7; 47.0 48.1; 45.1
Dec, 08 00:00
Economy Watchers Survey
Economy Watchers Survey
Country:
Date: Dec, 08 00:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 49.9; 46.4
Forecast: 50.7; 47.0
Actual: 48.1; 45.1
Period: Nov

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.

49.9; 46.4 50.7; 47.0 48.1; 45.1
Dec, 07 19:30
RBA Bulletin
RBA Bulletin
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint. Tends to have a mild impact since much of the information is released previously. Source changed release frequency from monthly to quarterly as of Mar 2010.
- - -
Dec, 07 19:30
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 12.44
Forecast: 12.10
Actual: 12.22bln
Period: Oct

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, not during the release of data.

However, because of the overall significance of Trade Balance data in forecasting trends on Forex, the release has historically been one of the more important reports in any country.

12.44 12.10 12.22bln
Dec, 07 19:30
RBA Bulletin
RBA Bulletin
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It contains relevant articles, speeches, statistical tables, and provides detailed analysis of current and future economic conditions from the bank's viewpoint. Tends to have a mild impact since much of the information is released previously. Source changed release frequency from monthly to quarterly as of Mar 2010.
- - -
Dec, 07 19:30
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 12.44
Forecast: 12.10
Actual: 12.22bln
Period: Oct

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, not during the release of data.

However, because of the overall significance of Trade Balance data in forecasting trends on Forex, the release has historically been one of the more important reports in any country.

12.44 12.10 12.22bln
Dec, 07 19:01
RICS House Price Balance
RICS House Price Balance
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 19:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -2%
Forecast: -10%
Actual: -25%
Period: Nov

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.

-2% -10% -25%
Dec, 07 19:01
RICS House Price Balance
RICS House Price Balance
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 19:01
Importance: Low
Previous: -2%
Forecast: -10%
Actual: -25%
Period: Nov

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.

-2% -10% -25%
Dec, 07 18:50
Current Account
Current Account
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 670.7bln; 909.3bln
Forecast: 350.0bln; 623.4bln
Actual: -609.3bln; -64.1bln
Period: Oct
670.7bln; 909.3bln 350.0bln; 623.4bln -609.3bln; -64.1bln
Dec, 07 18:50
Bank Lending
Bank Lending
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.6%; 3.0%
Forecast: 2.2%
Actual: 2.7%; 3.0%
Period: Nov

The value of all outstanding loans with Japanese banks. Bank lending is important because lending increases with increased business confidence and investment. It is particularly insightful for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector. The headline number is for total loans and discounts and is a percentage change from the previous year.

2.6%; 3.0% 2.2% 2.7%; 3.0%
Dec, 07 18:50
GDP Deflator
GDP Deflator
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.5%
Forecast: -0.5%
Actual: -0.3%
Period: 3 quarter

Broad gauge of inflationary pressures. The GDP Deflator is different from the Consumer Price Index in that it does not take into account changes in the prices of imports and tends to underestimate price changes. The Gross Domestic Product Deflator is also untimely, released quarterly about two months after the reporting period. Nonetheless, it is highly correlated with the CPI and a key indicator of inflation. Consequently, the deflator provides insight into the future direction of monetary policy as the Bank of Japan is inclined to raise interest rates when faced with higher inflation.

Specifically the deflator measures the magnitude of changes in prices for all domestically produced final goods. It is the ratio of output in current prices (nominal GDP) to inflation-adjusted output (real GDP). The headline value is the percentage change in the GDP Deflator from the previous quarter.

-0.5% -0.5% -0.3%
Dec, 07 18:50
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Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.3%; -1.2%
Forecast: -0.3%; -1.1%
Actual: -0.2%; -0.8%
Period: 3 quarter

A comprehensive measure of Japan's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country\\\'s overall economic health.

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 prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Yen, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Most production reports that lead to Japanese GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

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

The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

-0.3%; -1.2% -0.3%; -1.1% -0.2%; -0.8%
Dec, 07 18:50
Current Account
Current Account
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 670.7bln; 909.3bln
Forecast: 350.0bln; 623.4bln
Actual: -609.3bln; -64.1bln
Period: Oct
670.7bln; 909.3bln 350.0bln; 623.4bln -609.3bln; -64.1bln
Dec, 07 18:50
Bank Lending
Bank Lending
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.6%; 3.0%
Forecast: 2.2%
Actual: 2.7%; 3.0%
Period: Nov

The value of all outstanding loans with Japanese banks. Bank lending is important because lending increases with increased business confidence and investment. It is particularly insightful for the Japanese economy because of the weakness that has plagued the Japanese banking sector. The headline number is for total loans and discounts and is a percentage change from the previous year.

2.6%; 3.0% 2.2% 2.7%; 3.0%
Dec, 07 18:50
GDP Deflator
GDP Deflator
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.5%
Forecast: -0.5%
Actual: -0.3%
Period: 3 quarter

Broad gauge of inflationary pressures. The GDP Deflator is different from the Consumer Price Index in that it does not take into account changes in the prices of imports and tends to underestimate price changes. The Gross Domestic Product Deflator is also untimely, released quarterly about two months after the reporting period. Nonetheless, it is highly correlated with the CPI and a key indicator of inflation. Consequently, the deflator provides insight into the future direction of monetary policy as the Bank of Japan is inclined to raise interest rates when faced with higher inflation.

Specifically the deflator measures the magnitude of changes in prices for all domestically produced final goods. It is the ratio of output in current prices (nominal GDP) to inflation-adjusted output (real GDP). The headline value is the percentage change in the GDP Deflator from the previous quarter.

-0.5% -0.5% -0.3%
Dec, 07 18:50
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Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 18:50
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.3%; -1.2%
Forecast: -0.3%; -1.1%
Actual: -0.2%; -0.8%
Period: 3 quarter

A comprehensive measure of Japan's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country\\\'s overall economic health.

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 prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Yen, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Most production reports that lead to Japanese GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

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

The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

-0.3%; -1.2% -0.3%; -1.1% -0.2%; -0.8%
Dec, 07 15:00
Consumer Credit
Consumer Credit
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 25.8
Forecast: 28.2
Actual: 27.1bln
Period: Oct

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.

25.8 28.2 27.1bln
Dec, 07 15:00
Consumer Credit
Consumer Credit
Country:
Date: Dec, 07 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 25.8
Forecast: 28.2
Actual: 27.1bln
Period: Oct

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.

25.8 28.2 27.1bln
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