Date
GMT+07:00
Event Value
May, 29 21:00
★★★
Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence
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Date: May, 29 21:00
Importance: High
Previous: 128.7
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

Assessment of consumer sentiment regarding business conditions, employment and personal income. Based on a representative sample of thousands of mail-in surveys, the Conference Board index has the largest pooling sample of any US measure of consumer confidence. Consumer Confidence levels are generally linked with consumer spending. For instance, when consumer confidence is on the rise consumer spending tends to increase. Low or falling consumer confidence on the other hand is typically associated with decreased spending and consumer demand.

Some analysts criticize the Consumer Confidence figure for its volatile tendencies and weak connection to household expenditure, turning instead to the University of Michigan Consumer Confidence numbers. The volatility of the Consumer Confidence figure is attributed to two factors: its pooling size and the survey time frame focus. The Conference Board surveys an entirely new group of people each month, resulting in more erratic month to month figures. Additionally, the survey queries respondents on expectations for the following six months, a relatively short term evaluation. Conversely, the University of Michigan survey will re-poll many individuals and focuses on expectations for the next one to five years. The long term focus has a stabilizing effect on consumer confidence.

Survey results are printed in the headlines where 100 reflects a recent base year.

128.7
May, 30 04:00
★★★
RBNZ Financial Stability Report
RBNZ Financial Stability Report
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Date: May, 30 04:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

The Reserve Bank published its first Financial Stability Report (FSR) in October 2004. The Financial Stability Report is published six-monthly. In the Financial Stability Report we assess and report on the soundness and efficiency of the New Zealand financial system.

May, 30 19:15
★★★
ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
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Date: May, 30 19:15
Importance: High
Previous: 204K
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

The ADP Non-Farm Employment Change measures the change in the number of newly employed people in the USA, excluding workers in the farming industry.

204K
May, 30 21:00
★★★
Overnight Rate
Overnight Rate
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Date: May, 30 21:00
Importance: High
Previous: 1.25%
Forecast: 1.25%
Actual: -
Period: May

BoC Interest Rate Decision is announced by the Bank of Canada. If the BoC is hawkish about the inflationary outlook of the economy and rises the interest rates it is positive, or bullish, for the CAD. Likewise, if the BoC has a dovish view on the Canadian economy and keeps the ongoing interest rate, or cuts the interest rate it is seen as negative, or bearish.

1.25%
May, 30 21:00
★★★
BOC Rate Statement
BOC Rate Statement
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Date: May, 30 21:00
Importance: High
Previous: -
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: -

This statement is the primary medium used by the Bank of Canada (BoC) to communicate with investors about monetary policy decisions, specifically those regarding interest rates.

May, 31 08:00
★★★
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
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Date: May, 31 08:00
Importance: High
Previous: 51.4
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. The CIPS PMI is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand, and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

51.4
May, 31 08:30
★★★
Private Capital Expenditure
Private Capital Expenditure
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Date: May, 31 08:30
Importance: High
Previous: -0.2%q/q
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: 1 quarter

The release is published every quarter, and about 60 days after the quarter ends. It is published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and measures the alteration in the overall inflation-amended value (real value) of new capital investments produced by private businesses. The data release is important for traders, as it is a top indicator of Australia’s economic health. Additionally, a change in the investment levels for businesses is usually a sign for future economic movement, including earning, spending and hiring.

-0.2%q/q
May, 31 16:00
★★★
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
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Date: May, 31 16:00
Importance: High
Previous: 1.2% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

CPI is the key gauge for inflation in the Eurozone. Inflation, simply put, is a decline in the purchasing power of the Euro, where each Euro buys fewer goods and services due to higher consumer prices. The index tracks changes in the price of a basket of goods and services that a typical household might purchase. When the CPI is high, it indicates that significant inflationary pressures exist in Eurozone economies. This puts pressure on the European Central Bank to raise interest rates. When CPI comes out lower than expected, the ECB is expected to lower interest rates, or keep them lower, to encourage economic growth. As a rule, the Bank adjusts rates in order to keep Europe consumer price inflation in the 0 to 2 percent range.

1.2% y/y
May, 31 19:30
★★★
Gross Domestic Product
Gross Domestic Product
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Date: May, 31 19:30
Importance: High
Previous: 0.4% m/m; 3.0% y/y
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: Mar

A comprehensive measure of Canada's overall production and consumption of goods and services. GDP is a significant report in FX Market, serving as one of the primary indicators of a country's overall economic health.

Robust GDP growth signals a heightened level of economic activity and often a higher demand for the domestic currency. At the same time, economic expansion raises concerns about inflationary pressures which may prompt monetary authorities to increase interest rates. Thus positive GDP readings are generally bullish for the Canadian Dollar, while negative readings are generally bearish.

Most production reports that lead to Canadian GDP are released before the official GDP number. Therefore, actual GDP figures usually confirm expectations. However, an unexpected release can move markets due to the significance of the figure.

Technically, Gross Domestic Product is calculated in the following way:

GDP = C + I + G + (EX - IM)

where
C = private consumption
I = private investment
G = government expenditure
EX = exports of goods and services
IM = imports of goods and services

The headline figures for GDP are the percentage growth rate from the previous quarter and the annualized percentage change in GDP. Prices used are benchmarked to 1997 prices.

0.4% m/m; 3.0% y/y
Jun, 01 15:30
★★★
PMI Manufacturing
PMI Manufacturing
Country:
Date: Jun, 01 15:30
Importance: High
Previous: 53.9
Forecast: -
Actual: -
Period: May

A monthly gauge of manufacturing activity and future outlook. It is comparable to the US ISM survey, similarly based on the opinions of executives in manufacturing companies. Purchasing managers are tasked with gauging future demand and adjusting orders for materials accordingly. The PMI summarizes the opinions of these executives to give a picture of the future of the manufacturing sector. A higher PMI indicates that materials purchases are increasing and that the economic outlook is positive. Alternately, a lower PMI means orders for materials are down and the future outlook is less favorable. By nature, the figure is very sensitive to the business cycle and tends to match growth or decline in the economy as a whole.

The PMI is presented as an index with a value between 1-100.

53.9
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