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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

22 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
22:30
Canada
BoC Governor speaks
October
 
 
 
 
BoC Governor speaks
Speech of the Bank of Canada on the economy and the views of the Central Bank. The market focuses on points that could suggest future interest rate changes
 
.
00:00
Australia
RBA Governer Speaks
October
 
 
 
 
RBA Governer Speaks
Reserve Bank Of Australia Governer Speaks
 
.
00:45
New Zealand
Consumer Price Index (CPI) q/q
September
%
0.5
0.3
0.3
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.
 
23 October 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
03:30
Australia
Business Confidence
September
 
 
6
6
Business Confidence
A measure of the prevailing sentiment among business leaders. This is based on querying expectations for new orders and impressions on the general economic health.
 
.
04:45
China
HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI
September
 
50.2
50.2
50.4
HSBC Flash Manufacturing PMI
Survey asks about 430 purchasing managers to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. Above 50 is expansion; below 50 is contraction.
 
.
10:30
Germany
PMI Manufacturing
October
 
49.5
49.9
 
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
10:30
Germany
PMI - Services
October
 
55
55.7
 
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.
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
PMI Manufacturing
October
 
49.9
50.3
 
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
PMI - Services
October
 
52
52.4
 
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.
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Retail Sales mm
September
%
-0.1
0.4
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
Retail Sales yy
September
%
2.8
3.9
 
Retail Sales yy
Retail Sales yy
 
.
15:30
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
w/e
k
282
264
 
Initial Jobless Claims
Measures the number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work.
 
.
15:30
United States
Jobless 4-week Average
w/e
k
 
283.5
 
Jobless 4-week Average
Measures the 4 week average number of people who claim unemployment benefits, but are actively seeking work
 
.
15:30
United States
Jobless continuous claims
w/e
Mln
2.38
2.389
 
.
15:30
United States
National Activity Index
September
 
 
-0.21
 
National Activity Index
This may refer to a particular stock or an entire exchange. Generally this term implies a specific period of time
 
.
16:45
United States
PMI Manufacturing
October
 
57
57.5
 
PMI Manufacturing
Gauge for the overall performance of the manufacturing sector
 
.
17:00
Euro Zone
Consumer Confidence
October
 
-12
-11.4
 
Consumer Confidence
The degree of optimism that consumers are expressing for the state of the economy through their saving and spending activity.
 
.
17:30
United States
Natural Gas Storage
w/e
Bln
97
94
 
Natural Gas Storage
Change in the number of cubic feet of natural gas held in underground storage during the past week
 
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