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Apr, 14 23:45
Food Price
Food Price
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Date: Apr, 14 23:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Measures the price change of food and food services purchased by households. Higher food prices can result in economic slowdown because less disposable income will be used for non-food expenditures. Higher food prices can also result in inflation and signal future monetary action.

Higher domestic food prices may also suggest higher food prices internationally. New Zealand 's economy is largely based on producing and exporting agricultural goods and food products. Therefore, the Food Price Index can reflect demand for New Zealand products and for the New Zealand dollar. A higher reading may suggest a strengthening of the Dollar as foreigners pay relatively more for New Zealand 's exports.

The headline number is the percentage change in the index from the previous month.

-0.9% - -
Apr, 15 02:00
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Consumer Inflation Expectation
Consumer Inflation Expectation
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Date: Apr, 15 02:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.1%
Forecast: 4.2%
Actual: -
Period: Apr

The percent by which, according to consumers expectations, the prices for goods and services will change over the next 12 months.

4.1% 4.2% -
Apr, 15 02:00
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BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda Speaks
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Date: Apr, 15 02:00
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.

- - -
Apr, 15 02:30
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Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
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Date: Apr, 15 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 5.8%
Forecast: 5.7%
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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% 5.7% -
Apr, 15 02:30
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Employment Change
Employment Change
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Date: Apr, 15 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 88.7K
Forecast: 35.2K
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Tracks the number of the employed in Australia . The figure appears in the monthly Labour Force Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures, which the RBA often counters with rate increases.

The headline figure is the annualized percentage change in employed workers.

88.7K 35.2K -
Apr, 15 02:30
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Part Time Employment Change
Part Time Employment Change
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Date: Apr, 15 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 89.1K; -0.5K
Forecast: 10.0K; 10.0K
Actual: -
Period: Mar

Modern award usually defines a part-time employee as an employee who is engaged to work less than an average of 38 ordinary hours per week and whose hours of work are reasonably predictable, with a guaranteed minimum number of hours of work. Work is usually performed on regular days of the week. A part-time employee will usually be entitled to the same employment conditions as a full-time employee, but on a pro rata basis compared to the full-time hours (usually 38 per week) prescribed under the applicable industrial instrument.

89.1K; -0.5K 10.0K; 10.0K -
Apr, 15 02:30
Participation Rate
Participation Rate
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Date: Apr, 15 02:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 66.1%
Forecast: 66.1%
Actual: -
Period: Mar

A measure of the active portion of an economy's labor force. The participation rate refers to the number of people who are either employed or are actively looking for work. The number of people who are no longer actively searching for work would not be included in the participation rate. During an economic recession, many workers often get discouraged and stop looking for employment, as a result, the participation rate decreases.

66.1% 66.1% -
Apr, 15 07:00
CPI
CPI
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Date: Apr, 15 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5% m/m; 1.7% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% m/m; 1.7% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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 Germany , 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 German household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Euros to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

The German CPI is significant as one of the primary gauges of inflation. As the largest Eurozone economy, inflation in Germany will contribute significantly to inflation in the Eurozone and the behavior of the European Central Bank. High or rising inflation acts as a signal to the ECB to raise interest rates, an action which will result in the strengthening of the Euro. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in monthly and annualized percentage term.

0.5% m/m; 1.7% y/y 0.5% m/m; 1.7% y/y -
Apr, 15 07:00
Harmonized CPI
Harmonized CPI
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Date: Apr, 15 07:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.5% m/m; 2.0% y/y
Forecast: 0.5% m/m; 2.0% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) reflects changes in the prices of consumer goods and services in a specified period of time. The HICP measures changes of the average price level for goods and services that households consume (the fixed consumer basket). HICP is pure price index. It does not reflect the changes in buying or consumption patterns, brands, and does not reflect the effect of outlet and service provider substitution.

0.5% m/m; 2.0% y/y 0.5% m/m; 2.0% y/y -
Apr, 15 07:45
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
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Date: Apr, 15 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.6% m/m; 1.1% y/y
Forecast: 0.6% m/m; 1.1% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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.

0.6% m/m; 1.1% y/y 0.6% m/m; 1.1% y/y -
Apr, 15 09:00
Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
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Date: Apr, 15 09:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3% m/m; 0.8% y/y
Forecast: 0.3% m/m; 0.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Mar

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% m/m; 0.8% y/y 0.3% m/m; 0.8% y/y -
Apr, 15 09:30
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BoE Credit Conditions Survey
BoE Credit Conditions Survey
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Date: Apr, 15 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

As part of its mission to maintain monetary stability and financial stability, the Bank needs to understand trends and developments in credit conditions. This survey for bank and non-bank lenders is an input to this work. Lenders are asked about the past three months and the coming three months. The survey covers secured and unsecured lending to households and small businesses; and lending to non-financial corporations, and to non-bank financial firms.

- - -
Apr, 15 09:30
10-y Bond Auction
10-y Bond Auction
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Date: Apr, 15 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.351%; 1.59
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.
0.351%; 1.59 - -
Apr, 15 13:30
ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
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Date: Apr, 15 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -100.8K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar
Job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall economic activity. ADP analyzes payroll data from more than 2 million workers to derive employment growth estimations.
-100.8K - -
Apr, 15 13:30
Manufacturing Shipments
Manufacturing Shipments
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Date: Apr, 15 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.1%
Forecast: -1.1%
Actual: -
Period: Feb

CManufacturing Shipments - also known as "shipments of goods of own manufacture" - report the production of goods produced by Canadian establishments in the "Manufacturing Sector (NAICS 31-33)". It measures the Dollar value, not the quantity of manufactured goods produced.

3.1% -1.1% -
Apr, 15 13:30
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Retail Sales
Retail Sales
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Date: Apr, 15 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: -3.0% m/m; -2.7% m/m
Forecast: 5.1% m/m; 4.8% m/m
Actual: -
Period: Mar

An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce. The report covers the previous month, and is released about two weeks after the month-end. Comparisons are made against historical data; year-over-year comparisons are the most-reported metric because they account for the seasonality of consumer-based retail.

-3.0% m/m; -2.7% m/m 5.1% m/m; 4.8% m/m -
Apr, 15 13:30
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Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index
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Date: Apr, 15 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 51.8
Forecast: 40.0
Actual: -
Period: Apr

It is a survey conducted by the Philadelphia Fed questioning manufacturers in the Third Federal Reserve District on general business conditions. Conducted since 1968, the "Philly Fed" survey is an established report, valued for its timeliness, scope of coverage and tendency to forecast developments in the market moving ISM Manufacturing figure.

Higher Philadelphia Fed Survey figures indicate a positive outlook from manufacturers suggesting increased production. Higher production contributes to economic growth, which is generally bullish for the dollar.

Results are calculated as the difference between percentage of positive and negative scores; zero acts as the centerline point.

51.8 40.0 -
Apr, 15 13:30
NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index
NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index
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Date: Apr, 15 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 17.4
Forecast: 16.4
Actual: -
Period: Apr

  Survey assessing business conditions and expectations of manufacturing executives in New York . Though the survey is relatively new and New York has a considerably small number of manufacturers, the report has shown a promising correlation to the Philadelphia Fed Index and the market moving ISM Manufacturing Survey. Thus Empire serves as a useful earlier indicator of overall manufacturing in the US .

Results are calculated as the difference between percentage of positive and negative scores; zero acts as the breakeven point. A high figure is bullish for the dollar, indicating positive business sentiment conducive to growth in production. A low or negative number signals poor business conditions.

17.4 16.4 -
Apr, 15 13:30
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Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
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Date: Apr, 15 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 744K
Forecast: 710K
Actual: -
Period: Apr

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

744K 710K -
Apr, 15 13:30
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Continuing Claims
Continuing Claims
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Date: Apr, 15 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 3734K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Apr

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.

3734K - -
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