Date
GMT+07:00
Event Value
Aug, 10 08:30
★★★
CPI
CPI
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 08:30
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 08:30
★★
PPI
PPI
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 08:30
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 12:45
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 12:45
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 13:45
Trade Balance
Trade Balance
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 13:45
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 15:30
Sentix Investor Confidence
Sentix Investor Confidence
Country:
Date: Aug, 10 15:30
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
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