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Financial Calendar - Indicators

What are Economic Indicators?

2 September 2014
Location
Indicator
Period
Unit
Forecast
Previous
Actual
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04:30
Australia
Build Permits
August
%
1.7
-3.8
2.5
Build Permits
The number of new building projects authorized for construction. Because receiving a Building Permit is the first step in the construction process, the figure is used as the earliest indicator for developments in the housing market.
 
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04:30
Australia
Current Account
August
Bln
-13.8
-7.8
-13.7
Current Account
The Current Account summarizes the flow of goods, services, income and transfer payments into and out of the country.
 
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04:30
Japan
Average Earnings
August
%
0.9
1
2.6
Average Earnings
Change in the price businesses and the government pay for labor, including bonuses.
 
.
07:30
Australia
RBA Rate Decision
September
%
2.5
2.5
2.5
RBA Rate Decision
The Reserve Bank of Australia's Cash Rate Target decision has a huge influence on its financial markets. Changes in rates affect interest rates in consumer loans, mortgages, and bond rates.
 
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07:30
Australia
RBA Statement
September
 
 
 
 
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08:45
Switzerland
GDP Q2 qq
Qtr2
%
0.5
0.5
0
GDP Q2 qq
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output.
 
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08:45
Switzerland
GDP Q2 yy
Qtr2
%
1.7
2.1
0.6
GDP Q2 yy
Measures the quarterly value of goods and services produced within a country on a yearly basis. GDP is the most comprehensive overall measure of economic output.
 
10:00
United Kingdom
Halifax House Price m/m
August
%
1.4
 
 
.
11:30
United Kingdom
PMI - Construction
August
 
61.4
62.4
 
PMI - Construction
PMI Construction
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
Producer Prices (PPI) mm
July
%
-0.1
0.1
 
Producer Prices (PPI) mm
Producer Prices
 
.
12:00
Euro Zone
PPI y/y
July
%
-1.1
-0.8
 
PPI y/y
Measures changes in the selling price producers charge for goods and services, and tracks how prices feed through the production process. Measured on a yearly basis.
 
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17:00
United States
ISM Manufacturing
August
 
56.8
57.1
 
ISM Manufacturing
ISM Manufacturing assesses the state of US industry by surveying executives on expectations for future production, new orders, inventories, employment and deliveries.
 
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17:00
United States
IBD Economic Optimism
September
 
 
44.5
 
IBD Economic Optimism
IBD Economic Optimism
 
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17:00
United States
Construction Spending
July
 
1
-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
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 
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