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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

2 September 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
17:00
United States
ISM Manufacturing
August
 
56.8
57.1
59
ISM Manufacturing
ISM Manufacturing assesses the state of US industry by surveying executives on expectations for future production, new orders, inventories, employment and deliveries.
 
.
17:00
United States
IBD Economic Optimism
September
 
 
44.5
45.2
IBD Economic Optimism
IBD Economic Optimism
 
.
17:00
United States
Construction Spending
July
 
1
-1.8
1.8
Construction Spending
Construction spending gauges the level of construction activity in the specified region. It looks at both residential and non-residential construction
 
3 September 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
.
04:00
China
PMI - Non Manufacturing
August
 
 
54.2
 
PMI - Non Manufacturing
Survey of purchasing managers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses rea
 
.
04:30
Australia
GDP Q3 q/q
August
%
0.4
1.1
 
GDP Q3 q/q
Measures on a yearly basis the quarterly value of goods and services produced with in a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output and provides key insight as to the driving forces of the economy.
 
.
04:45
Australia
HSBC Services PMI
August
 
 
50
 
HSBC Services PMI
Survey of about 400 purchasing managers which asks respondents to rate the relative level of business conditions including employment, production, new orders, prices, supplier deliveries, and inventories. It's a leading indicator of economic health - busi
 
.
06:20
Australia
RBA Governor Stevens speaks
September
 
 
 
 
RBA Governor Stevens speaks
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has a target inflation of 2 to 3 percent. When the Governor for the RBA makes a speech regarding the current economy market participants will pay attention to a number of areas. Markets tend to focus on what the Reserve Bank of Australia deems as key points that could suggest future interest rate changes
 
.
10:55
Germany
PMI - Services
August
 
56.4
56.4
 
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.
 
.
11:00
Euro Zone
PMI - Services
August
 
53.5
53.5
 
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
PMI - Services
August
 
58.5
59.1
 
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.
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Retail Sales mm
July
%
-0.4
0.4
 
Retail Sales mm
Retail Sales mm
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Retail Sales yy
July
%
0.9
2.4
 
Retail Sales yy
Retail Sales yy
 
14:00
United States
MBA 30-YR mortgage rate
w/e
%
 
4.28
 
.
15:55
United States
Redbook mm
w/e
%
 
0.5
 
Redbook mm
An index that reflects the same-store sales of a group of companies that account for roughly 85% of the department store category in the Census Bureau's monthly retail sales report.
 
.
15:55
United States
Redbook yy
w/e
%
 
4
 
Redbook yy
An index that reflects the same-store sales of a group of companies that account for roughly 85% of the department store category in the Census Bureau's monthly retail sales report.
 
.
17:00
Canada
Interest Rate decision
 
%
1
1
 
Interest Rate decision
The announcement of the Central Bank has increased, decreased or maintained the key interest rate.
 
.
17:00
Canada
BoC Governor speaks
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
.
17:00
United States
Factory Orders
July
%
11
1.1
 
Factory Orders
Dollar volume of new orders, shipments, unfilled orders and inventories as reported by domestic manufacturers
 
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