Date
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Event Value
Sep, 17 04:00
Westpac Consumer Confidence
Westpac Consumer Confidence
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Date: Sep, 17 04:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 103.5
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 3 quarter

Officially called the Consumer Sentiment Index, this figure measures the level of consumer confidence and is an average of five indices measuring different aspects of consumer fiscal health. This is one of the few indicators that are entirely expectation-based. Households report their views on current buying conditions for household items and where they feel are the "wisest" places to invest savings. Views on future political policy (taxes, politicians, government) and economic conditions (wages, inflation, unemployment) are also surveyed.

Confidence figures are often leading indicators for the consumer spending and the economy as a whole. The headline figure is percentage change in the index value from that of the previous month.

103.5
Sep, 17 08:30
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Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -
It's a detailed record of the RBA Reserve Bank Board's most recent meeting, providing in-depth insights into the economic conditions that influenced their decision on where to set interest rates.
Sep, 17 08:30
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House Price Index
House Price Index
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 08:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -3.0%q/q; -7.4% y/y
Forecast: -1.0%q/q; -6.9% y/y
Actual: -
Period: 2 quarter

Tracks changes in housing prices in Australia's eight provincial capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin, and Canberra. The headline number is the weighted average percentage change from the previous quarter. Like any price index, the housing price indexes measure inflationary pressures, in this case specifically from the housing sector. The headline number is the quarterly percentage change in the index.

-3.0%q/q; -7.4% y/y
Sep, 17 12:45
SECO Economic Forecasts
SECO Economic Forecasts
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 12:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) “is the federal government's centre of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.” - Source www.seco.admin.ch

SECO Economic Forecasts are released quarterly and include expectations for GDP and its components such as: consumption expenditure (personal and government), construction investment, investment in equipment and software, exports, imports, employment (full time equivalent), rate of unemployment and the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Sep, 17 16:00
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ZEW Economic Sentiment
ZEW Economic Sentiment
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 16:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -44.1
Forecast: -38.0
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

-44.1
Sep, 17 16:00
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ZEW Current Situation
ZEW Current Situation
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 16:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -13.5
Forecast: -15.0
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

-13.5
Sep, 17 16:00
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ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment)
ZEW Survey (Econ. Sentiment)
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 16:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -43.6
Forecast: -37.4
Actual: -
Period: Sep

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.

-43.6
Sep, 17 19:30
Manufacturing Shipments
Manufacturing Shipments
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 19:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.2%
Forecast: -0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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.

-1.2%
Sep, 17 20:15
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Capacity Utilization
Capacity Utilization
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 20:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: 77.5%
Forecast: 77.6%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Capacity Utilization measures the extent to which US 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.

77.5%
Sep, 17 20:15
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Industrial Production
Industrial Production
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Date: Sep, 17 20:15
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.2%
Forecast: 0.2%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Measures changes in the volume of output produced by the manufacturing, mining, and utility sectors in the USA. Because industrial production is a measure of output volume rather than dollar value, the figure is not distorted by inflation and is considered a more "pure" indicator for US industry. Though industrial production only accounts for a relatively small portion of the GDP, it accounts for most of the volatility in GDP and is considered highly sensitive to changes in interest rate and consumer demand. Therefore understanding trends in this figure are important to forecasting the GDP. High or rising Industrial Production figures suggest increased production and economic expansion. However, uncontrolled levels of production and consumption can spark inflation.

The figure varies significantly month to month due to the fact that seasonal and weather related factors often alter factory production and utility demand. Because of this volatility, the report has limited market impact.

The figure is calculated as a weighted aggregate of goods and reported in headlines as a percent change from previous months.

-0.2%
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