Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Economic Data


ECONOMIC DATA
GMT
Currency
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JPY
Bank of Japan Rate Decision
0.10%
0.10%
Low interest rate has boosted productivity and is expected to be steady
0:30
AUD
Westpac Consumer Confidence
-5.10%
Fell to the lowest level since 03/12. High unemployment and low inflation weighted on consumer confidence.
0:30
AUD
Westpac Consumer Confidence Index
104.9
1:00
AUD
DEWR Internet Skilled Vacancies (MoM)
0.10%
Approached previous peak on 12/11.
8:00
EUR
Euro-Zone Current Account s.a. (euros)
16.3B
Previously returned to CA surplus Exported goods and net income increased.
8:00
EUR
Euro-Zone Current Account n.s.a. (euros)
12.1B
8:30
GBP
Retail Sales (YoY)
1.80%
0.40%
Expected to improve with warmer weather and better consumer confidence.
8:30
GBP
Retail Sales w/Auto Fuel (MoM)
0.10%
-0.70%
8:30
GBP
Retail Sales (MoM)
0.10%
-0.80%
8:30
GBP
Retail Sales w/Auto Fuel (YoY)
2.00%
-0.50%
8:30
GBP
Public Sector Net Borrowing (Pounds)
8.8B
16.7B
Budget deficit narrowed more than forecast, in line with less borrowing, which is pound positive as there is more capital inflow.
8:30
GBP
PSNB ex Interventions
8.5B
15.1B
8:30
GBP
Public Finances (PSNCR) (Pounds)
-4.0B
31.3B
10:00
GBP
CBI Trends Total Orders
-17
-25
Declined for 2 consecutive months, signaling weak demand; Selling prices rebounded slightly from 03/13 low (1Y low), competitive pricing diminished sales.
10:00
GBP
CBI Trends Selling Prices
5
8
11:00
USD
MBA Mortgage Applications
-7.30%
Indicative of housing demand.
12:30
CAD
Retail Sales (MoM)
0.10%
0.80%
Lower Canadian dollar may benefit offshore retail sales.
12:30
CAD
Retail Sales Less Autos (MoM)
0.10%
0.70%
14:00
USD
Existing Home Sales
4.99M
4.92M
Financial institutions are likely to purchase more houses as prices remain below pre-crisis level.
14:00
USD
Existing Home Sales (MoM)
1.40%
-0.60%
23:50
JPY
Japan Buying Foreign Stocks (Yen)
¥19.2B
Demand for foreign stocks remained in a high level as risk appetite elevated while demand for JGB decreases (yield reached April 2011 high recently).
23:50
JPY
Foreign Buying Japan Bonds (Yen)
-¥413.5B
23:50
JPY
Merchandise Trade Imports (YoY)
6.9
5.5
23:50
JPY
Japan Buying Foreign Bonds (Yen)
¥186.4B
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Currency
Upcoming Events & Speeches
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JPY
BOJ Kuroda Press Conference After Policy Meeting
4:00
JPY
Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Statement
8:30
GBP
Bank of England Minutes
14:00
USD
Fed's Bernanke Testifies on Economic Outlook
18:00
USD
Fed Releases Minutes from Apr 30 - May 1 FOMC Meeting