Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
00:00
JPY
Japan
Leading Index
December
90.8
90.9
91.6
02:00
NOK
Norway
Unemployment Rate
September
4.0%
3.8%
3.8%
03:30
SEK
Sweden
Unemployment Rate
December
6.0%
6.3%
6.8%
04:00
NOK
Norway
Interest Rate Decision
23.01.2020
1.50%
1.50%
1.50%
07:45
EUR
Eurozone
European Central Bank Interest Rate Decision
23.01.2020
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
07:45
EUR
Eurozone
Minutes of European Central Bank's Monetary Policy Meeting
23.01.2020
 
-
-
08:30
EUR
Eurozone
ECB Press Conference, ECB President Speaks
23.01.2020
 
-
-
08:30
USD
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
Week ending 16.01.2020
211 000
215 000
205 000 R (204 000)
10:30
USD
United States
Natural Gas Storage
Week ending 16.01.2020
2,947 BCF
-
3,039 BCF
11:00
USD
United States
Crude Oil Inventories
Week ending 15.01.2020
428.1 M Barrels
-
428.5 M Barrels
00:00
Leading Index
JapanJPY
Period
December
Actual
90.8
Forecast
90.9
Previous
91.6
The composite indexes are used to identify the volume of overall business activities by composing percentage changes of selected indicators. There are three types of composite indexes. The leading index, which tends to precede the coincident index by a few months. This is used to anticipate changes in the direction of the economy. The coincident index. This coincides with the business cycle. This is used to identify the current state of the economy. The lagging index. This tends to lag behind the coincident index by about six months. This is used to confirm turning points and business cycle phases. In general, increasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in an expansion phase, and decreasing coincident index reflects that the economy is in a contraction phase. The magnitude of the changes in the coincident index reflects the tempo of the expansion or contraction phases. Currently, the composite indexes use 29 series of indicators in total: 12 leading indicators, 11 coincident indicators, and six lagging indicators. The list of selected series of indicators is reviewed each time the economy goes through one complete cycle.
02:00
Unemployment Rate
NorwayNOK
Period
September
Actual
4.0%
Forecast
3.8%
Previous
3.8%
Employed is defined as persons with income from work. Unemployed is defined as persons with no income-earning work, but who are seeking work and can start working immediately. The percentage is calculated from the labour force. Labour force is the total of the employed and unemployed. There are two measurements of unemployment in Norway: Figures for registered unemployment at the Directorate Of Labour and Statistics Norway's figures based on the Labour Force Survey. The difference between the figures is that the survey includes unemployed persons who do not register with the employment service and some of those on labour market measures.
03:30
Unemployment Rate
SwedenSEK
Period
December
Actual
6.0%
Forecast
6.3%
Previous
6.8%
Up to and including March 2005, data refers to all persons of working age who during the reference week were not employed, but were willing and able to work and had looked for work (or would have looked for work if they had not been temporarily prevented from doing so) during the last four weeks. Also included are persons waiting to begin a job starting within three months. Data from 1976 include students who comply with ILO unemployment criteria. As from October 2007, the Swedish Labour Force Survey unemployment criteria also include students looking for job. The rate is calculated as the unemployed as a percentage of total labour force. Total labour force equals the employed plus the unemployed as defined in the labour force survey.
04:00
Interest Rate Decision
NorwayNOK
Period
23.01.2020
Actual
1.50%
Forecast
1.50%
Previous
1.50%
Norges Bank is Norway's central bank. Norges Bank has executive and advisory responsibilities in the area of monetary policy and is responsible for promoting robust and efficient payment systems and financial markets. The operational target of monetary policy is the annual consumer price inflation to be close to 2.5 per cent over time. Monetary policy also contributes to stabilizing output and employment. Norges Bank's most important monetary policy instrument is the key policy rate, which is the interest rate on banks deposits in Norges Bank. The key rate influences short-term money market rates. The key rate and expectations concerning future developments in the key rate are decisive for banks' deposit and lending rates and for bond yields. Norges Bank's Executive Board sets the key rate. The Executive Board is appointed by the King in Council, and is made up of the Governor, the Deputy Governor and five external members. The Executive Board functions as a unified group and the members are collectively responsible for the Bank's decisions. On the basis of the analysis and discussion, the Executive Board assesses the consequences for future interest rate developments and adopts a monetary policy strategy, including alternative strategies. The decision to adopt a monetary policy strategy is made on the same day as the report is published.
07:45
European Central Bank Interest Rate Decision
EurozoneEUR
Period
23.01.2020
Actual
0.00%
Forecast
0.00%
Previous
0.00%
The primary objective of the European Central Bank's monetary policy is to maintain price stability. The ECB aims at inflation rates of below, but close to, 2% over the medium term. The natural role of monetary policy in the economy is to maintain price stability. Monetary policy can affect real activity only in the shorter term. The central bank is the sole issuer of banknotes and bank reserves. That means it is the monopoly supplier of the monetary base. By virtue of this monopoly, it can set the conditions at which banks borrow from the central bank. Therefore it can also influence the conditions at which banks trade with each other in the money market. The central bank provides funds to the banking system and charges interest. Given its monopoly power over the issuing of money, the central bank can fully determine this interest rate. The change in the official interest rates affects directly money-market interest rates and, indirectly, lending and deposit rates, which are set by banks to their customers.
07:45
Minutes of European Central Bank's Monetary Policy Meeting
EurozoneEUR
Period
23.01.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
This is a summary of the ECB Governing Council's most recent meeting. The record is released four weeks after each monetary policy meeting, and provides a “summary of the discussion” without attributing positions to individuals. The detailed minutes of the discussions will continue to be kept secret for 30 years.
08:30
ECB Press Conference, ECB President Speaks
EurozoneEUR
Period
23.01.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
08:30
Initial Jobless Claims
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 16.01.2020
Actual
211 000
Forecast
215 000
Previous
205 000 R (204 000)
Initial Jobless Claims is a report issued by the U.S. Department of Labour on a weekly basis. 'Initial Claim' means any notice of unemployment filed to request a determination of entitlement to and eligibility for compensation or a second or subsequent period of unemployment with a benefit year or period of eligibility. This report tracks how many claims have been registered for the previous week. It is a good gauge of the U.S. job market.
10:30
Natural Gas Storage
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 16.01.2020
Actual
2,947 BCF
Forecast
-
Previous
3,039 BCF
This report tracks U.S. natural gas inventories held in underground storage facilities. The weekly stocks generally are the volumes of working gas as of the report date. Changes in reported stock levels reflect all events affecting working gas in storage, including injections, withdrawals, and reclassifications between base and working gas. The estimates are released on Thursday at 15:30 GMT.
11:00
Crude Oil Inventories
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 15.01.2020
Actual
428.1 M Barrels
Forecast
-
Previous
428.5 M Barrels
The Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) provides timely information on supply and prices of crude oil and principal petroleum products in the context of historical data and forecasts. Crude oil stocks include those domestic and Customs-cleared foreign crude oil stocks held at refineries, in pipelines, in lease tanks, and in transit to refineries. Does not include those held in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The supply data are based primarily on company submissions for the week ending 12:00 GMT the preceding Friday. Data are released electronically after 15:30 GMT each Wednesday. 1 barrel (US) = 42 gallons (US) = 159 litres.

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