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Financial Calendar – Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

23 April 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
01:30
Australia
Consumer Price Index (CPI) q/q
March
%
0.8
0.8
0.5
Consumer Price Index (CPI) q/q
An inflationary indicator that measures the quarterly change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation.
 
01:45
China
PMI Manufacturing
March
 
48.4
48
48.3
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
07:00
France
PMI Manufacturing
April
 
51.9
52.1
50.9
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
07:00
France
PMI - Services
April
 
51.4
51.5
50.3
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
07:30
Germany
PMI Manufacturing
April
 
54
53.7
54.2
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
07:30
Germany
PMI - Services
April
 
53.4
53
55
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
08:00
Euro Zone
PMI - Services
April
 
52.4
52.2
53.3
PMI - Services
Gauge for the overall performance of the service sector. The Services PMI interviews executives on the status of sales, employment, and their outlook.
 
08:00
Euro Zone
PMI Manufacturing
April
 
53
53
53.1
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
08:30
United Kingdom
Public Sector net borrowing
April
Bln
9.1
8.185
4.86
Public Sector net borrowing
The amount of new debt held by the UK governments. In the long run, the public sector account must be in balance in order for the economy to be sustainable.
 
08:30
United Kingdom
MPC Vote Cut
April
 
0
0
0
08:30
United Kingdom
MPC Vote Unchanged
April
 
9
9
9
08:30
United Kingdom
MPC Vote Hike
April
 
0
0
0
10:00
United Kingdom
CBI orders
March
 
7
6.2
 
CBI orders
A survey of senior manufacturing executives on trends in output, process, exports and costs. A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency.
 
11:00
United States
Mortgage Index
w/e
 
 
366.1
 
Mortgage Index
The Index covers all mortgage applications during the week. This includes all conventional and governmental applications.
 
11:00
United States
MBA Purchase Index
w/e
 
 
182.7
 
MBA Purchase Index
The Purchase Index includes all mortgage applications for the purchase of a single-family home. It covers the entire market.
 
11:00
United States
Mortgage Refinancing
w/e
 
 
1414.4
 
Mortgage Refinancing
The Refinance Index covers all mortgage applications to refinance an existing mortgage. It is the best overall gauge of mortgage refinanancing activity
 
12:30
Canada
Retail Sales mm
February
%
0.4
1.3
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
12:30
Canada
Retail Sales Ex Autos
February
%
0.5
1
 
Retail Sales Ex Autos
Change in the total value of sales at the retail level, excluding automobiles since they have a big monetary value and are subject to seasonal fluctuations.
 
12:30
United States
Flash Mfg PMI
February
 
56
55.5
 
Flash Mfg PMI
Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI
 
14:00
United States
New Home Sales
March
k
455
440
 
New Home Sales
Records sales of newly constructed residences.
 
14:30
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
February
Mln
2.6
10
 
Crude Oil Inventories
Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week
 
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