Economic Calendar

Time
Currency
Country
Impact
Events
Period
Actual
Forecast
Previous
00:00
JPY
Japan
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
September
 
-
0.0%
00:00
EUR
Finland
Producer Price Index y/y
August
 
-
-5.0%
02:30
CHF
Switzerland
Interest Rate Decision
24.09.2020
 
-
-0.75%
03:00
EUR
Eurozone
Economic Bulletin of the European Central Bank
 
-
-
03:00
NOK
Norway
Interest Rate Decision
24.09.2020
 
-
0.00%
04:00
EUR
Italy
Trade Balance non EU
August
 
-
4.44 B EUR
07:30
USD
United States
Initial Jobless Claims
Week ending 18.09.2020
 
843 000
860 000
09:00
USD
United States
Fed Chair Powell speaks
24.09.2020
 
-
-
09:00
USD
United States
New Home Sales
August
 
890 M
901 M
09:30
USD
United States
Natural Gas Storage
Week ending 18.09.2020
 
-
3614 BCF
00:00
Consumer Price Index (CPI) y/y
JapanJPY
Period
September
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.0%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is calculated to measure the average price movements of goods and services purchased by households throughout the country. It reflects changes of the cost of purchasing goods and services in a fixed “market basket”, but is not designed to measure changes of the cost of living attributed to the changes of types, quality and quantity of goods and services consumers purchase. expenditures other than the living expenditure (e.g., direct taxes, social insurance premiums, security purchases, land and housing purchases) are not included in the scope of the CPI. The index figures of the preceding month for the whole country, and the preliminary figures of the current month for the Ku-area of Tokyo are released. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
00:00
Producer Price Index y/y
FinlandEUR
Period
August
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-5.0%
The producer price index for manufactured products measures average changes in the prices of goods sold by domestic producers. The index includes both goods sold at home and exported goods. The price used for goods intended for the domestic market is the factory price exclusive of taxes. The producer price index for manufactured products includes over 500 headings and approximately 2 700 items of price data. This is the percentage change compared with the corresponding period in the previous year.
02:30
Interest Rate Decision
SwitzerlandCHF
Period
24.09.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-0.75%
The aim of the Swiss National Bank (SNB)'s monetary policy is to ensure price stability in the medium and long term. The monetary policy strategy consists of the following three elements: a definition of price stability, a medium-term inflation forecast and a target range for a reference interest rate, the three-month Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) for Swiss francs. To secure price stability, the SNB provides appropriate monetary conditions. If interest rates remain too low for a lengthy period, the supply of money and credit to the economy is too high, thus triggering an inordinate demand for goods and services. Although this boosts production initially, bottlenecks occur in the course of time and overall production capacity is stretched, thus causing a rise in the level of prices. Conversely, if interest rates are too high for a lengthy period, this reduces the supply of money and credit to the economy. This has a dampening effect on the prices of goods and services. The SNB equates price stability with a rise in the national consumer price index (CPI) of less than 2% per annum. The SNB implements its monetary policy by fixing a target range for the three-month Swiss franc Libor. As a rule, this target range extends over one percentage point, and the SNB generally aims to keep the Libor in the middle of the range. Four times a year, in March, June, September and December, the SNB's Governing Board conducts an assessment of the monetary policy situation. Each of these in-depth assessments results in an interest rate decision. In addition, if circumstances so require, the Governing Board also adjusts the target range for the three-month Libor in Swiss francs between regular assessment dates.
03:00
Economic Bulletin of the European Central Bank
EurozoneEUR
Period
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
As of 2015, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a new publication called Economic Bulletin to replace its Monthly Bulletin. The new paper is published two weeks after each meeting of the central bank’s Governing Council.
03:00
Interest Rate Decision
NorwayNOK
Period
24.09.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
0.00%
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.
04:00
Trade Balance non EU
ItalyEUR
Period
August
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
4.44 B EUR
The headline figure, expressed in billions of EUR, is the value of exports to Non European Union countries minus the value of imports from those countries. A positive value represents a trade surplus while a negative value amounts to a trade deficit.
07:30
Initial Jobless Claims
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 18.09.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
843 000
Previous
860 000
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.
09:00
Fed Chair Powell speaks
United StatesUSD
Period
24.09.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
-
Jerome Powell succeeded Janet Yellen as Chairperson of the US Federal Reserve in February 2018 for a four-year term.
09:00
New Home Sales
United StatesUSD
Period
August
Actual
 
Forecast
890 M
Previous
901 M
Estimates of new single-family houses sold and for sale are obtained from the Survey of Construction (SOC). SOC is comprised of two parts: (1) Survey of Use of Permits (SUP) which estimates the amount of new home sales in areas that require a building permit and (2) Non-permit Survey (NP) which estimates the amount of new home sales in areas that do not require a building permit. A house is considered sold when either a sales contract has been signed or a deposit accepted. Included in the estimates are houses for which a sales contract is signed or deposit accepted before construction has actually started. The estimates also include houses sold while under construction or after completion. The survey does not follow through to the completion ('closing') of the sales transaction, so even if the transaction is not finalized, the house is still considered sold. A house is considered for sale when a permit to build has been issued in permit-issuing places or work has begun on the footings or foundation in nonpermit areas and a sales contract has not been signed nor a deposit accepted.
09:30
Natural Gas Storage
United StatesUSD
Period
Week ending 18.09.2020
Actual
 
Forecast
-
Previous
3614 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.

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