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Jan, 21 23:30
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Westpac Consumer Sentiment
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Date: Jan, 21 23:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 95.1; -1.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jan

Consumer Sentiment (or Consumer Confidence) measures the level of confidence households have in economic performance. Generally rising consumer confidence acts as a precursor to higher consumer expenditures which drive economic expansion.

95.1; -1.9%
Jan, 22 05:00
BOJ Core CPI
BOJ Core CPI
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Date: Jan, 22 05:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
0.2%
Jan, 22 09:30
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Public Sector Net Borrowing
Public Sector Net Borrowing
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Date: Jan, 22 09:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.9bln; 5.6bln
Forecast: 4.5bln; 5.3bln
Actual: -
Period: Dec
In the U.K., the amount of expenditures less the total receipts taken in by the government. Public sector net borrowing is the measure of fiscal surpluses and deficits along with the amount of new debt created. If this number is positive, it means the U.K. is running a fiscal deficit, while a negative number represents a fiscal surplus.
4.9bln; 5.6bln
Jan, 22 09:30
High Street Lending
High Street Lending
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Date: Jan, 22 09:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 43.7K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
Number of new mortgages approved for home purchase by High Street banks during the previous month. High Street banks make up around 65% of total UK mortgage lending. It's a leading indicator of housing market demand – most home purchases are financed with a mortgage, so it provides an excellent gauge of how many qualified buyers are entering the market.
43.7K
Jan, 22 11:00
CBI industrial order books balance
CBI industrial order books balance
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Date: Jan, 22 11:00
Importance: Low
Previous: -28
Forecast: -25
Actual: -
Period: Jan

This review reflects businessmen sentiment concerning the position of the industrial sector of the economy.

-28
Jan, 22 13:30
★★★
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
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Date: Jan, 22 13:30
Importance: High
Previous: -0.1% m/m; 2.2% y/y
Forecast: 0.0% m/m; 2.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The key gauge for inflation in Canada. Simply put, inflation reflects a decline in the purchasing power of the Canadian Dollar, meaning each Dollar buys fewer goods and services. CPI is the most obvious way to measure changes in purchasing power - the report tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical Canadian household might purchase. An increase in the index indicates that it takes more Dollars to purchase this same set of basic consumer items.

As the most important indicator of inflation in Canada , Consumer Price figures are closely followed by Canada 's central bank. The Bank of Canada has a target inflation band of 1 - 3 % and uses CPI and Core CPI as its principle gauge (the Bank of Canada posts inflation targets and CPI on their homepage). A rising CPI may prompt the central bank to raise interest rates in order to manage inflation and slow economic growth. Higher interest rates make holding the Dollar more attractive to foreign investors, and this higher level of demand will place upward pressure on the value of the Dollar.

-0.1% m/m; 2.2% y/y
Jan, 22 13:30
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Consumer Price Index Core
Consumer Price Index Core
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Date: Jan, 22 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: -0.2% m/m; 1.9% y/y
Forecast: -0.2% m/m; 1.9% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Dec

CPI Excluding Core Eight

The Consumer Price Index excluding eight items which the Bank of Canada has deemed to have the most volatility from month to month. The goods omitted tend to fluctuate idiosyncratically and may distort CPI data. The headline figure for CPI is the percentage change in the index on a month to month and year to year basis.

Note : These Eight items include: fruit, vegetables, gasoline, fuel oil, natural gas, mortgage interest, inter-city transportation and tobacco products. Changes in the CPI Excluding the Core 8 are recognized as a better indicator of inflation than the regular CPI. The headline figure is reported as a percent change on both the month to month and year to year basis.

-0.2% m/m; 1.9% y/y
Jan, 22 13:30
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Common Core CPI
Common Core CPI
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Date: Jan, 22 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 1.9%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
The Common calculation helps expose the underlying inflation trend through filtering out price movements that might be caused by factors specific to certain components. Source first released in Dec 2016. Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
1.9%
Jan, 22 13:30
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Median Core CPI
Median Core CPI
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Date: Jan, 22 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 2.4%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
The Median calculation helps expose the underlying inflation trend through exclusion of extreme price movements specific to certain components. Source first released in Dec 2016. Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
2.4%
Jan, 22 13:30
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Trimmed Core CPI
Trimmed Core CPI
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Date: Jan, 22 13:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 2.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec
Change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers, excluding 40% of components with extreme price movements. The Trimmed Mean calculation helps expose the underlying inflation trend through component weighting and anomaly exclusion. Source first released in Dec 2016. Consumer prices account for a majority of overall inflation. Inflation is important to currency valuation because rising prices lead the central bank to raise interest rates out of respect for their inflation containment mandate.
2.2%
Jan, 22 13:30
New Housing Price Index
New Housing Price Index
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Date: Jan, 22 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -0.1% m/m; -0.1% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

A component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that measures changes in prices for new homes. Higher housing prices suggest stronger consumer demand and growth in the housing market. At the same time, higher housing prices that accompany economic expansion often lead to inflationary pressures. The headline number is the percentage change in the index.

Note: The New Housing Price Index takes into account the quality and features of the new homes sold. For example, if selling prices for new homes are unchanged, but the features and quality of housing have increased (e.g. added swimming pool and better construction materials), then the price for new homes is considered to have fallen.

-0.1% m/m; -0.1% y/y
Jan, 22 13:30
Wholesale Sales
Wholesale Sales
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Date: Jan, 22 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -1.1%
Forecast: -0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The value of sales made by Canadian wholesalers. Wholesalers sell to industries and retailers in quantities far larger than most consumers are willing to purchase. Given that growth in Wholesale Trade usually precedes increases in retail trade and consumption, changes in Wholesale Sales can be used as an early indicator for the overall direction of the retail sector, consumption and the economy. The headline figure reports the monthly percentage change in Wholesale Sales, seasonally adjusted to account for variations in demand due to seasonal cycles.

These sectors are farm products, food, beverages, and tobacco products, personal and household goods, automotive products, building materials, machinery and electronic equipment etc.

-1.1%
Jan, 22 14:00
House Price Index
House Price Index
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Date: Jan, 22 14:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.2%
Forecast: 0.3%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

A resumptive index of house prices reflecting prices for new constructions and resale real estate markets. As all indices connected with the construction industry it can be seasonally adjusted.

0.2%
Jan, 22 15:00
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Overnight Rate
Overnight Rate
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Date: Jan, 22 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: 1.75%
Forecast: 1.75%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

BoC Interest Rate Decision is announced by the Bank of Canada. If the BoC is hawkish about the inflationary outlook of the economy and rises the interest rates it is positive, or bullish, for the CAD. Likewise, if the BoC has a dovish view on the Canadian economy and keeps the ongoing interest rate, or cuts the interest rate it is seen as negative, or bearish.

1.75%
Jan, 22 15:00
★★★
BOC Rate Statement
BOC Rate Statement
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Date: Jan, 22 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

This statement is the primary medium used by the Bank of Canada (BoC) to communicate with investors about monetary policy decisions, specifically those regarding interest rates.

Jan, 22 15:00
★★★
Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report
Country:
Date: Jan, 22 15:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

A quarterly report of the Bank of Canada’s Governing Council, presenting the Bank’s base-case projection for inflation and growth in the Canadian economy, and its assessment of risks.

Jan, 22 15:00
Existing Home Sales
Existing Home Sales
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Date: Jan, 22 15:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.35M; -1.7%
Forecast: 5.43M; 1.5%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

Records sales of previously owned homes in the United States . This report provides a fairly accurate assessment of housing market conditions, and because of the sensitivity of the housing market to business cycle twists, it can be an important indicator of overall conditions at times when housing is particularly important to the economy.

While used home sales are not counted in GDP, they do affect the United States economy. Sellers of used homes often use capital gains from property sales on consumption that stimulate the economy. Higher levels of consumer spending may also increase inflationary pressures, even as they help grow the economy.

The existing home sales report is not as timely as other housing indicators like New Home Sales or Building Permits. By the time the Existing Home Sales are recorded, market conditions may have changed.

The headline is the total value of properties sold.

5.35M; -1.7%
Jan, 22 15:30
Leading Index (Conference Board)
Leading Index (Conference Board)
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Date: Jan, 22 15:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 107.7; 0.2%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov

The Index includes account inventory ratios, machinery orders, stock prices and other leading economic indicators. As the aggregate of many leading indices the Leading Economic Index provides a forecast of the future state of the domestic economy and is thought to predict activity that will occur 6-9 months after the reporting period.

The index operates on a 1-100 scale, where a value lower than 50 means that most indictors are negative and a value higher than 50 means most indicators are positive. In both cases a greater distance from the midpoint (50) means that the indicators are more strongly positive or negative.

107.7; 0.2%
Jan, 22 16:15
★★★
Bank of Canada Press Conference
Bank of Canada Press Conference
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Date: Jan, 22 16:15
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

(BOC) Press Conference Following the Release of the Monetary Policy Report The global economic recovery is entering a new phase.

Jan, 22 21:45
Visitor Arrivals
Visitor Arrivals
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Date: Jan, 22 21:45
Importance: Low
Previous: 0.0%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Nov
The Visitor Arrivals released by the Statistics New Zealand measures the number of visitors to New Zealand. As the tourism industry dominates a large part of the total GDP, the visitor arrivals is an important indicator of the overall economic condition in New Zealand.
0.0%
Jan, 22 23:50
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
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Date: Jan, 22 23:50
Importance: Low
Previous: -60.8bln; -82.1bln
Forecast: -236.0bln; -170.0bln
Actual: -
Period: Dec

The difference between the total value of exports and the total value of imports. A positive figure indicates a trade surplus while a negative value represents a trade deficit. Because Japan 's economy is highly export-led, trade data can give critical insight into developments in Japan 's economy and changes into foreign exchange rates.

A surplus reflects capital flowing into Japan in exchange for Japanese exports, and a deficit means that capital is flowing out of Japan as imports are purchased in larger volumes by Japanese consumers. A trade surplus will act as an appreciating weight on the Yen, whereas a trade deficit will place downward pressure on the Yen's value.

Details in the Trade Balance report itself give useful insight into changing trends regarding Japanese trade. Such developments are especially important for the country, which is an export-oriented economy that has historically experienced large trade surpluses. Any affect on this could have dramatic affect on the domestic economy.

The headline figure for trade balance is expressed in millions of Yen and usually accompanied by a year-on-year percentage change figure.

-60.8bln; -82.1bln
Jan, 23 00:00
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Consumer Inflation Expectation
Consumer Inflation Expectation
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Date: Jan, 23 00:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.0%
Forecast: 3.8%
Actual: -
Period: Jan

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

4.0%
Jan, 23 00:30
★★★
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
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Date: Jan, 23 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 5.2%
Forecast: 5.2%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

5.2%
Jan, 23 00:30
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Employment Change
Employment Change
Country:
Date: Jan, 23 00:30
Importance: High
Previous: 39.9K
Forecast: 11.2K
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

39.9K
Jan, 23 00:30
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Part Time Employment Change
Part Time Employment Change
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Date: Jan, 23 00:30
Importance: Medium
Previous: 4.2K; 35.7K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

4.2K; 35.7K
Jan, 23 00:30
Participation Rate
Participation Rate
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Date: Jan, 23 00:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 66.0%
Forecast: 66.0%
Actual: -
Period: Dec

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.

66.0%
Jan, 23 04:30
All Industry Activity Index
All Industry Activity Index
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Date: Jan, 23 04:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -4.3%
Forecast: 0.4%
Actual: -
Period: Nov

Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The index comprises a variety of industries: service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.

-4.3%
Jan, 23 05:00
Leading Indicators
Leading Indicators
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Date: Jan, 23 05:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 90.9
Forecast: 90.9
Actual: -
Period: Nov
This index is designed to predict the direction of the economy, but it tends to have a muted impact because most of the indicators used in the calculation are released previously. There's a revised version of this indicator released about 10 days later, but it's not included for lack of significance. Source changed series from a diffusion index to a composite index as of Jun 2008. Combined reading of 11 economic indicators related to employment, production, new orders, consumer confidence, housing, stock prices, money supply, and interest rate spreads.
90.9
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