Date
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Event
Sep, 16 03:00
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Industrial production
Industrial production
Country:
Date: Sep, 16 03:00
Importance: High
Previous: 4.8% y/y; 5.8% y/y
Forecast: 5.2% y/y; 5.8% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Measures the volume change of output of the manufacturing and energy sector.

Sep, 16 03:00
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Fixed Asset Investment
Fixed Asset Investment
Country:
Date: Sep, 16 03:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: 5.7%
Forecast: 5.7%
Actual: -
Period: Aug

Fixed asset investment, or FAI, is a measure of capital spending. It refers to any investment within the measurement period in physical assets, such as real estate infrastructure, machinery, etc. that are held for more than one year. FAI can be a good indicator for how much investment is occurring in a country or region, but it is not a direct contributor to GDP.

Sep, 16 03:00
Retail Sales
Retail Sales
Country:
Date: Sep, 16 03:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 7.6% y/y; 8.3% y/y
Forecast: 7.9% y/y; 8.3% y/y
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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.

Sep, 16 03:00
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
Country:
Date: Sep, 16 03:00
Importance: Low
Previous: 5.3%
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Aug

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.

Sep, 16 13:30
Foreign Securities Purchases
Foreign Securities Purchases
Country:
Date: Sep, 16 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: -3.98bln
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Jul

Summarizes the flow of stocks, bonds, and money market funds to and from Canada.

Sep, 16 13:30
NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index
NY Fed Empire State manufacturing index
Country:
Date: Sep, 16 13:30
Importance: Low
Previous: 4.8
Forecast: 4.1
Actual: -
Period: Sep

  Survey assessing business conditions and expectations of manufacturing executives in New York . Though the survey is relatively new and New York has a considerably small number of manufacturers, the report has shown a promising correlation to the Philadelphia Fed Index and the market moving ISM Manufacturing Survey. Thus Empire serves as a useful earlier indicator of overall manufacturing in the US .

Results are calculated as the difference between percentage of positive and negative scores; zero acts as the breakeven point. A high figure is bullish for the dollar, indicating positive business sentiment conducive to growth in production. A low or negative number signals poor business conditions.

Sep, 16 22:00
Westpac Consumer Confidence
Westpac Consumer Confidence
Country:
Date: Sep, 16 22:00
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.

Sep, 17 02:30
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Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 02:30
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 02:30
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House Price Index
House Price Index
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 02:30
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.

Sep, 17 06:45
SECO Economic Forecasts
SECO Economic Forecasts
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 06:45
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 10:00
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ZEW Economic Sentiment
ZEW Economic Sentiment
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 10:00
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.

Sep, 17 10:00
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ZEW Current Situation
ZEW Current Situation
Country:
Date: Sep, 17 10:00
Importance: Medium
Previous: -13.5
Forecast: -
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.

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