Today's announcements and data releases, 22/2/2019
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All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok
EUR German Gross Domestic Product s.a. (QoQ) (4Q F)
EUR German Gross Domestic Product n.s.a. (YoY) (4Q F)
EUR German Gross Domestic Product w.d.a. (YoY) (4Q F)
EUR German Private Consumption (4Q)
Represents household spending on all goods and services. Fluctuations in Private Consumption reflect the country's spending mood. As this figure trends positive it indicates that consumers are stimulating the economy by spending more. However, one cannot size up economic growth solely based on this report. Individuals can increase consumption unsustainably if not matched by income growth. The report is broken down by consumption categories and consumption per inhabitant. When combined with government spending, business capital spending, export less import and public consumption, Private Consumption can be used to calculate GDP. Private Consumption in itself is not very important, but note that it comes out at the same time as the GDP report which typically causes large market movement. The headline is expressed percentage change.
EUR German Government Spending (4Q)
Represents public expenditure by the German government. The government budget on spending is determined by fiscal policy. Thus, it is very predictable and rarely, if ever, moves the market upon release. The headline is expressed in millions of Euros. Note: The Government Spending figure comes out with the GDP report.
EUR German Capital Investment (4Q)
CHF Industry & Construction Output WDA (YoY) (4Q)
CHF Industrial Output w.d.a. (YoY) (4Q)
EUR German IFO Business Climate (FEB)
EUR German IFO Expectations (FEB)
EUR German IFO Current Assessment (FEB)
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) (JAN F)
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index (MoM) (JAN)
CPI is the key gauge for inflation in the Euro Zone. 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 Euro Zone 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.The CPI is also expressed as Core CPI, a similar measure that excludes energy and food in the basket of goods for the reason that items are highly volatile in price and can distort the CPI. Some market participants believe that Core CPI provides a better representation of inflation. The headline figures for the Euro-zone Inflation Index are a monthly and annualized percentage change.
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index (YoY) (JAN F)
USD Atlanta Fed's Bostic Delivers Opening Remarks in New York
CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (DEC)
Gauges sales at Canadian retail outlets. The report serves as a direct gauge of consumption and consumer confidence. Retail Trade is one an important leading indicator for Canada and part of the Index of Leading Indicator used to forecast economic developments. An increasing number of sales can signal consumer confidence and growth to come, but higher consumption can also lead to inflationary pressures. The report considers sales for nine categories of retailers: automotive, furniture and electronics, building supplies, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, clothing and accessories, general merchandise, and miscellaneous.
CAD Retail Sales Ex Auto (MoM) (DEC)
MXN Bi-Weekly CPI (YoY) (FEB 15)
MXN Bi-Weekly CPI (FEB 15)
MXN Bi-Weekly Core CPI (FEB 15)
USD Fed's Williams, Daly Discuss Inflation at Forum in New York
EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks in Bologna, Italy