Date
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Event Value
Aug, 04 06:30
National CPI
National CPI
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 06:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.3%
Forecast: 0.4%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen 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 a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

0.3%
Aug, 04 06:30
National CPI ex Fresh Food
National CPI ex Fresh Food
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 06:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.2%
Forecast: 0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

National Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the key gauge for inflation in Japan. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Yen, where each Yen 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 a typical Japanese household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Yen to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

Markets will typically pay more attention to "CPI excluding Fresh Food," because it excludes volatile food prices that can distort overall CPI. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month or year to year basis.

As the most important indicator of inflation, CPI figures are closely followed by the Bank of Japan. Rising Consumer Prices may prompt the BoJ to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Yen more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Yen.

0.2%
Aug, 04 06:30
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food & Energy
Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food & Energy
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 06:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.4%
Forecast: 0.5%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

An indicator of inflation experienced by consumers living in Tokyo, excluding such volatile item as fresh food.

0.4%
Aug, 04 06:50
Monetary Base
Monetary Base
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 06:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 6.0%
Forecast: 7.1%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

The monetary base is the volume of money in the economy. It consists of the currency (banknotes and coins) in circulation and the commercial banks reserves in the Central Bank.

6.0%
Aug, 04 08:30
★★
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 8.03bln
Forecast: 8.80bln
Actual: -
Period: Jun

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.

8.03bln
Aug, 04 08:30
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 08:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 2.4%
Forecast: 2.4%
Actual: -
Period: Jun

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.

2.4%
Aug, 04 10:35
10-Year JGB Auction
10-Year JGB Auction
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 10:35
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.058%; 3.66
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug
Generally, a government bond is issued by a national government and is denominated in the country`s own currency. Bonds issued by national governments in foreign currencies are normally referred to as sovereign bonds. The yield required by investors to loan funds to governments reflects inflation expectations and the likelihood that the debt will be repaid.
0.058%; 3.66
Aug, 04 11:30
★★★
RBA Interest Rate Decision
RBA Interest Rate Decision
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 11:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.25%
Forecast: 0.25%
Actual: -
Period: Aug
The Reserve Bank sets the target 'cash rate', which is the market interest rate on overnight funds. It uses this as the instrument for monetary policy, and influences the cash rate through its financial market operations. Decisions regarding the cash rate target are made by the Reserve Bank Board and explained in a media release announcing the decision at 2.30 pm after each Board meeting.
0.25%
Aug, 04 11:30
★★★
RBA Monetary Policy Statement
RBA Monetary Policy Statement
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 11:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

The RBA Monetary Policy Statement released by the Reserve bank of Australia reviews economic and financial conditions, determines the appropriate stance of monetary policy and assesses the risks to its long-run goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth. It is considered as a clear guide to the future RBA interest rate policy. Any changes in this report affect the AUD volatility. If the RBA statement shows a hawkish outlook, that is seen as positive (or bullish) for the AUD, while a dovish outlook is seen as negatvie (or bearish).

Aug, 04 12:45
SECO Consumer Confidence
SECO Consumer Confidence
Country:
Date: Aug, 04 12:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -39.3
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 2 quarter

SECO Consumer Climate compiles a survey of consumer attitudes on present economic conditions and expectations of future conditions. In the months of January, April, July and October, about 1100 households are surveyed on behalf of SECO regarding their subjective evaluation of the economic situation, budget situation, inflation, job security etc.

The pattern in consumer attitudes and spending is often a major influence on stock and bond markets. For stocks, strong economic growth translates to healthy corporate profits and higher stock prices. For bonds, the focus is whether economic growth goes overboard and leads to inflation. Ideally, the economy walks that fine line between strong growth and excessive (inflationary) growth. Consumer spending accounts for a major portion of the Swiss economy, so investors want to know what consumers are up to and how they might behave in the near future. The more confident consumers are about the economy and their own personal finances, the more likely they are to spend.

-39.3
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