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Today's announcements and data releases, 24/1/2019

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All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok

 

07:30

AUD Employment Change (DEC)

Tracks the number of employed in Australia . The figure appears in the monthly Labour Force Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. A surge in new employment suggests higher spending potential and budding inflation pressures, which the RBA often counters with rate increases. The headline figure is the annualized percentage change in employed workers.

 

07:30

AUD Full Time Employment Change (DEC)

 

07:30

AUD Unemployment Rate (DEC)

The percent of unemployed persons in the labor force. The Unemployment Rate serves as a leading indicator of the health of the labor market. The report is very timely, coming out just a few weeks after the reporting period. Additionally, the figure has a significant impact on the market because of the overall importance of employment for the economy. Higher unemployment leads to less income for Australian workers who, in turn, may reduce consumption. As consumer spending contributes to a majority of Australia 's GDP, developments in the labor market directly affect prospects for Australian growth. Note : Unemployed persons are those who have no job but are actively seeking work; the labor force is the total of employed and unemployed persons.

 

07:30

AUD Part Time Employment Change (DEC)

 

07:30

AUD Participation Rate (DEC)

The seasonally-adjusted proportion of the entire population that is currently employed or unemployed but actively seeking employment. The Participation Rate indicates how much of the population is willing and able to work; thus, the figure is a snapshot of the productivity potential and current conditions of Australia 's labor market. Report has little market impact.

 

07:30

JPY Nikkei Japan PMI Manufacturing (JAN P)

 

09:00

NZD Credit Card Spending (MoM) (DEC)

 

09:00

NZD Credit Card Spending (YoY) (DEC)

 

12:00

JPY Leading Index CI (NOV F)

 

12:00

JPY Coincident Index (NOV F)

 

Measures the current economic activity based on a composite of indicators that track current business conditions in Japan . The headline number is derived by comparing the number of expanding indicators to the total number of indicators used. A headline number reading of 50% means that half of the available indicators are expanding.

Included in the index are; the expansion or contraction of industrial production, capacity utilization, retail and wholesale sales, power consumption, non-scheduled work hours, the job-offer rate and operating profits.

 

15:15

EUR Markit France Manufacturing PMI (JAN P)

 

15:15

EUR Markit France Services PMI (JAN P)

 

15:15

EUR Markit France Composite PMI (JAN P)

 

15:30

EUR Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI (JAN P)

 

15:30

EUR Markit Germany Services PMI (JAN P)

 

15:30

EUR Markit/BME Germany Composite PMI (JAN P)

 

16:00

EUR Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI (JAN P)

 

16:00

EUR Markit Eurozone Services PMI (JAN P)

 

16:00

EUR Markit Eurozone Composite PMI (JAN P)

 

19:45

EUR European Central Bank Rate Decision (JAN 24)

The European Central Bank's decision to increase, decrease, or maintain interest rates. Controlling interest rates is the key mechanism of monetary policy, and the ECB influences interest rates by first changing the "overnight rate" through the purchase or sale of government bonds. Lowering rates can spur economic growth but may incite inflationary pressures. On the other hand, increasing rates slows inflation but can stymie growth. The European Central Bank makes a concerted effort to be transparent in its policy. Frequent speeches by Bank Governers make policy goals clear and the Bank adheres to a stated inflation target of 2 percent, changing rates accordingly to meet that goal. Because of this, rate decisions are generally well anticipated, but very important nonetheless. The ECB's rate decision has an enormous influence on financial markets. Because the ECB interest rate is essentially the return investors receive while holding Euros, changes in rates affect the exchange rate of the Euro. Because rate changes are usually well anticipated, the actual decision does not tend to impact the market. But if the ECB changes rates they will hold a press conference where some rationale for the decision is offered. Market participants pay close attention to the press conference, hoping to clue in on the likelihood of further rate changes. Often, the language used in the press conference holds important signals to how ECB feels about inflation and the economy. The ECB President's language will be "hawish" if he is pessimistic about the inflation outlook for the economy. In that case, the market sees a higher chance of future rate hike. Conversely, if the ECB President believes inflation is in check, his remarks will be "dovish," and the market perceives a future rate increase to be unlikely.

 

19:45

EUR ECB Marginal Lending Facility (JAN 24)

 

19:45

EUR ECB Deposit Facility Rate (JAN 24)

 

20:30

USD Initial Jobless Claims (JAN 19)

 

20:30

USD Continuing Claims (JAN 12)

 

21:30

MXN Bi-Weekly CPI (YoY) (JAN 15)

 

21:30

MXN Bi-Weekly CPI (JAN 15)

 

21:30

MXN Bi-Weekly Core CPI (JAN 15)

 

21:45

USD Markit US Composite PMI (JAN P)

 

21:45

USD Markit US Manufacturing PMI (JAN P)

 

21:45

USD Markit US Services PMI (JAN P)

 

22:00

USD Leading Index (DEC)

 

22:30

USD EIA Working Natural Gas Implied Flow (JAN 18)

 

22:30

USD EIA Natural Gas Storage Change (JAN 18)

 

23:00

USD DOE U.S. Crude Oil Inventories (JAN 18)

 

23:00

USD DOE Cushing OK Crude Inventory (JAN 18)

 

23:00

USD DOE U.S. Gasoline Inventories (JAN 18)

 

23:00

USD DOE U.S. Distillate Inventory (JAN 18)

 

23:00

USD Kansas City Fed Manf. Activity (JAN)

 

23:30

USD U.S. to Sell 8-Week Bills

 

23:30

USD U.S. to Sell 4-Week Bills