Today's announcements and data releases, 23/1/2019
- Economic Calender
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All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok
NZD RBNZ Sectoral Factor Inflation Gauge
JPY All Industry Activity Index (MoM) (NOV)
Evaluates the monthly change in overall production by all sectors of the Japanese economy. The Index comprises a variety of industries Ã¢?? service, manufacturing, construction and public sectors are all included. The index closely follows Japanese GDP and overall growth figures, providing insight into current levels of Japanese economic expansion. The All Industry Activity Index is posted monthly as a percentage change from the previous month's figure.
JPY Tokyo Department Store Sales (YoY) (DEC)
The total value of goods sold by major department store outlets. As the first non-auto consumption indicator released each month, the Department Store Sales figure can be used to forecast overall household spending. An increase in Department Store Sales signals consumer confidence and growth in the economy. The headline figures are for nationwide sales and Tokyo area sales. The figure does not include auto sales, which are counted separately by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, and is not seasonally adjusted.
JPY Nationwide Department Store Sales (YoY) (DEC)
JPY Machine Tool Orders (YoY) (DEC F)
Tracks trends in machine tool orders placed by major manufacturers in Japan . Machine Tool Orders is considered a leading indicator of business capital spending, and increases are indicative of stronger business confidence and a better future outlook. Higher capital spending is also positive for the Japanese employment situation, as companies will generally require new employees to run and maintain new machinery.
The Machine Tool Orders figure tracks closely with the Machine Orders figure put out by the Economic and Social Research Institute, but tend to affect the market more since it is released nearly a month earlier.
GBP BOE's Broadbent Speaks in London.
GBP CBI Trends Total Orders (JAN)
GBP CBI Trends Selling Prices (JAN)
GBP CBI Business Optimism (JAN)
USD MBA Mortgage Applications (JAN 18)
Gauges demand for mortgage application in the US . Tracking new home mortgages and refinances, MBA Mortgage Applications Survey serves at a current indicator for the US housing market. Growth in mortgages suggests a healthy housing market. Due to the multiplier effect housing has on the rest of the economy, rising activity suggests increased household income and economic expansion. The headline figure is the weekly percentage change in the MBA Mortgage Applications figure. Among the various indices measured in the survey, the purchase index and refinancing index most accurately reflect where the housing market is headed. The purchasing index measures the change in existing home sales in all mortgage applications, while the refinance index measures the mortgage refinancing activity in all mortgage applications.
CAD Retail Sales (MoM) (NOV)
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) (NOV)
USD House Price Index (MoM) (NOV)
USD Richmond Fed Manufact. Index (JAN)
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Confidence (JAN A)
Measures consumer sentiment in the Euro-zone nations. The figure is the result of Euro-zone consumer surveys personal finance, the job market, the likelihood of saving and expectations on the economy. High levels of consumer confidence bode well for the economy, indicating consumers are more likely to increase consumption spurring growth and potentially sparking inflation. Conversely, low consumer confidence levels suggest decreased spending. The figure is determined by the difference between positive and negative answers. Therefore a headline above zero indicates positive consumer confidence, while a negative number shows more negative answers.