Date
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Event Value
Aug, 10 02:30
★★★
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 02:30
Importance: High
Previous: 2.5%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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.

2.5%
Aug, 10 02:30
★★
PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 02:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -3.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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.

-3.0%
Aug, 10 06:45
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 06:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 3.3%; 3.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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.

High unemployment translates into lower average wages and reduced consumer spending. As consumer spending is the majority of total expenditure, rising unemployment often leads to slow economic growth. In addition, high or rising unemployment puts downward pressure on interest rates and leads to a depreciating Franc.

3.3%; 3.2%
Aug, 10 07:45
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 07:45
Importance: Low
Previous: -7.1bln
Forecast: -
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.

-7.1bln
Aug, 10 09:30
Sentix Investor Confidence
Sentix Investor Confidence
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -18.2
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Level of a diffusion index based on surveyed investors and analysts. Above 0.0 indicates optimism, below indicates pessimism. This is a survey of about 2,800 investors and analysts which asks respondents to rate the relative 6-month economic outlook for the Eurozone.
 

-18.2
Aug, 10 13:15
Housing Starts
Housing Starts
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 13:15
Importance: Low
Previous: 211.681K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Reflects the rate of growth in housing construction. Housing Starts act as an indicator measuring the strength of Canada's construction sector and housing market. Economists also use the figure as a leading indicator for the economy as a whole due to Housing Starts' sensitivity to changes in the business cycle. Housing Starts slow at the onset of a recession and quickly grow at the beginning of an economic boom; consequently, a high Housing Starts figure forecasts strong economic growth.

The headline figure is the percentage change in new home starts.

211.681K
Aug, 10 15:00
JOLTs Job Openings
JOLTs Job Openings
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5397K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun

A survey done by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to help measure job vacancies. It collects data from employers including retailers, manufacturers and different offices each month. Respondents to the survey answer quantitative and qualitative questions about their businesses' employment, job openings, recruitment, hires and separations. The JOLTS data is published monthly and by region and industry.

5397K
Aug, 11 00:01
BRC Retail Sales Monitor
BRC Retail Sales Monitor
Country:
Date: Aug, 11 00:01
Importance: Low
Previous: 10.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

The BRC  Retail Sales Monitor is an accurate monthly measure of retail sales performance that acts as both a benchmark for participating retailers and as a key economic indicator.

The RSM measures changes in the actual value of retail sales based on figures supplied directly by participating members. Originally set up at the request of BRC members to benchmark their own business performance against the wider sector, the BRC  Retail Sales Monitor is an authoritative measure on the health of the UK retail sector and the wider economy.

10.9%
Aug, 11 00:50
Bank Lending
Bank Lending
Country:
Date: Aug, 11 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 6.2% y/y; 6.5% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

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.

6.2% y/y; 6.5% y/y
Aug, 11 00:50
Current Account
Current Account
Country:
Date: Aug, 11 00:50
Importance: Low
Previous: 821.1bln; 1176.8bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jun
821.1bln; 1176.8bln
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