BUZ INVESTORS Consumer confidence in Japan went up Consumer confidence in Japan went up to 43.9 in March of 2017 from an upwardly revised 43.2 in February and beating market estimates of 43.5.

Eurozone consumer confidence index unexpectedly eased in July

Euro Area Consumer Confidence  | Data | Chart | Calendar


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CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone consumer confidence  The DG ECFIN flash estimate of consumer confidence in Euro Area decreased by 0.4 points to -1.7 in July of 2017 from -1.3 in the previous month and worse than market expectations of -1.1. It is the weakest reading since April. Also, the consumer confidence in the European Union fell by 0.1 points to -2.3. Consumer Confidence in the Euro Area averaged -12.19 from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.20 in May of 2000 and a record low of -34.60 in March of 2009.

Eurozone consumer confidence 

Euro Area Consumer Confidence

In Euro Area, the Consumer Economic Sentiment Indicator measures the level of optimism that consumers have about the economy. The survey is made by phone and covers 23 000 households in the Euro Area. The number of households sample varies across the zone. The questions focus on current economic and financial situation, savings intention as well as on expected developments regarding: consumer price indexes, general economic situation and major purchases of durable goods. The Consumer ESI measures consumer confidence on a scale of -100 to 100, where -100 indicate extreme lack of confidence, 0 neutrality and 100 extreme confidence. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Consumer Confidence – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Consumer Confidence – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.70 -1.30 2.20 -34.60 1985 – 2017 Monthly
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 Philly Fed Index  Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month

Philly Fed Index Indicates Notably Slower Growth In July

Philly Fed Index Indicates Notably Slower Growth In July

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FOREX INVESTORS  Philly Fed Index  Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month of July, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday.

The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region slumped to 19.5 in July from 27.6 in June.

While a positive reading still indicates growth in regional manufacturing activity, economists had expected the index to show a much more modest drop to 24.0.

The bigger than expected decrease by the headline index was partly due to a notable slowdown in the pace of growth in new orders, as the new orders index tumbled to 2.1 in July from 25.9 in June.



 Philly Fed Index  

The shipments index also slid to 12.2 in July from 28.5 in June, while the number of employees index fell to 10.9 from 16.1.

The report said the prices paid index also dipped to 19.1 in July from 23.6 in June, and the prices received index dropped to 9.0 from 20.6.

Looking ahead, the Philly Fed said the survey’s six-month indicators remained positive in July, with firms generally expecting growth to continue.

The diffusion index for future general activity climbed to 36.9 in July from 31.3 in June, as over half of the manufacturers expect increases in activity over the next six months.

On Monday, the New York Fed released a separate report showing activity in the New York manufacturing sector also grew at a notably slower pace in July.

The New York Fed said its general business conditions index dropped to 9.8 in July from 19.8 in June. Economists had expected the index to fall to 15.0.

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Buz Investors Chinese producer price index climbed Primarily reflecting a jump in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. producer prices rose by more than expected in the month of January.

German producer price index remained steady in June

Germany Producer Prices | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

FOREX INVESTORS  German producer price  Producer Prices in Germany remained unchanged at 104.50 Index Points in June from 104.50 Index Points in May of 2017. Producer Prices in Germany averaged 64.57 Index Points from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 107.70 Index Points in January of 2013 and a record low of 26.50 Index Points in June of 1950.



German producer price

Germany Producer Prices

In Germany, the Producer Price Index measures the average change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period. This page provides the latest reported value for – Germany Producer Prices – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Producer Prices – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
104.50 104.50 107.70 26.50 1950 – 2017 Index Points Monthly
2010=100, NSA

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

CURRENCY INVESTORS Australian Westpac leading index dropped in June

Australia Leading Economic Index  | Data | Chart | Calendar

CURRENCY INVESTORS Australian Westpac The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Economic Index in Australia declined by 0.1 percent month-on-month in June of 2017, compared to a flat reading in the prior month. Meanwhile, the six month annualised growth rate in the index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity three to nine months into the future, fell sharply to 0.76 percent in June from 0.51 percent in May. “The index is pointing to a slowdown in momentum in Australia’s growth profile with the first below trend reading since July 2016. The deterioration mainly reflects international factors including a sharp turnaround in Australia’s commodity prices in Australian dollar terms, said Westpac’s Chief Economist, Bill Evans. Leading Economic Index in Australia averaged -0.01 percent from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 0.54 percent in April of 1975 and a record low of -1.07 percent in December of 2008.



Australian Westpac

Australia Leading Economic Index

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index of Economic Activity combines a selection of economic variables that typically lead fluctuations in economic activity into a single measure that provides a reliable cyclical indicator for the Australian economy. The index includes the following components: S&P/ASX 200, dwelling approvals, US industrial production, RBA Commodity Prices Index (A$), aggregate monthly hours worked, Westpac-MI CSI expectations index, Westpac-MI Unemployment expectations index, yield spread (10Y bond – 90D bill). The index has a base value of 100 as of 1996. This page provides the latest reported value for – Australia Leading Economic Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Leading Economic Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.14 -0.02 0.54 -1.07 1960 – 2017 percent Monthly
1996=100

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Swiss consumer price index dropped as expected in August

CURRENCY INVESTORS UK consumer price index advanced less-than-expected in June

United Kingdom Consumer Price Index (CPI)   | Data | Chart

CURRENCY INVESTORS UK Consumer Price Index CPI in the United Kingdom remained unchanged at 103.30 Index Points in June from 103.30 Index Points in May of 2017. Consumer Price Index CPI in the United Kingdom averaged 77.03 Index Points from 1988 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 103.30 Index Points in May of 2017 and a record low of 48.40 Index Points in January of 1988.



UK Consumer Price Index

United Kingdom Consumer Price Index (CPI)

In the United Kingdom, the Consumer Price Index or CPI measures changes in the prices paid by consumers for a basket of goods and services. This page provides the latest reported value for – United Kingdom Consumer Price Index (CPI) – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Consumer Price Index (CPI) – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103.30 103.30 103.30 48.40 1988 – 2017 Index Points Monthly
2015=100, NSA

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Buz Investors UK Rightmove house price The Rightmove house price index in the UK climbed 1.30% in March on a MoM basis. The Rightmove house price index had recorded a rise of 2.00% in the previous month.

CURRENCY INVESTORS UK house price index advances more-than-expected in May

United Kingdom House Price Index | Data | Chart | Calendar

CURRENCY INVESTORS UK house price House prices in the United Kingdom increased 2.6 percent year-on-year to an average of GBP 218,390 in the three months to June of 2017, below 3.3 percent in the previous period and market expectations of 3.1 percent. It is the smallest annual gain since May of 2013 and significantly below the 10 percent peak reached in March of 2016. On a monthly basis, prices slumped 1 percent, the first monthly decline since January. Compared with the previous quarter, house prices edged down 0.1 percent, marking the third consecutive quarterly fall. Yet, household finances face increasing pressure as consumer prices grow faster than wages. This, combined the new stamp duty on buy to let and second homes in 2016, appears to have weakened housing demand in recent months. A continued low mortgage rate environment, combined with an ongoing acute shortage of properties for sale should continue to underpin house prices over the coming months. Housing Index in the United Kingdom averaged 357.16 Index Points from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 719.10 Index Points in December of 2016 and a record low of 96.10 Index Points in January of 1983.



UK house price

United Kingdom House Price Index

In the United Kingdom Housing Index refers to Halifax House Price Index. The Index is based on a sample of mortgage data covering around 15,000 house purchases per month. This page provides – United Kingdom House Price Index – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom House Price Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
706.80 713.70 719.10 96.10 1983 – 2017 Index Points Monthly
1983=100, SA

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Applied Materials, Inc.: This Could Send AMAT Stock Soaring Buz Investors Following AMAT Stock Soaring Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has met considerable resistance over the past month. Applied Materials stock shares have been ranging in the $27.00-$28.00 range. Yet, the market’s sentiment on Applied Materials stock can only be bullish. For those who’ve never heard of the company, AMAT stock has gained no less than 50.75% year to date. Even at its current range, the stock is near all-time highs. There are two bullish factors. The first is the next fourth-quarter earnings report, which is coming up on November 17. The second is the company’s growth potential in 2017. The two items put together suggest that, as some analysts have already established, AMAT stock

CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone economic sentiment index fell in July

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index  | Data | Chart

CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone economic sentiment The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area fell to 35.6 in July of 2017 from 37.7 in the previous month, below market expectations of 37.2. 54.2 percent of the analysts surveyed expect no changes in economic activity in the coming six months while 5.1 percent expect it to get worse. Inflation expectations rose by 7.3 to 23.7. In contrast, the indicator for the current situation increased by 8.2 points to 28.7. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.27 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.



Eurozone economic sentiment

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35.60 37.70 89.90 -63.70 1999 – 2017 Monthly

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

CURRENCY INVESTORS German economic sentiment index dropped in July

Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index  | Data | Chart | Calendar

CURRENCY INVESTORS German economic sentiment  The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell slightly by 1.1 points to 17.5 in July 2017 from 18.6 in the previous month and below market consensus of 18. Still, the outlook for the German economic expansion in the coming six months continued to be positive, as 25.4 percent of financial market experts expect economic activity growth to pick up while 66.7 percent expect it to remain steady. Also, the assessment of the current economic situation in Germany decreased by 1.6 points to 86.4 from a six-year high of 88 in June. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.85 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.60 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.90 in July of 2008.



German economic sentiment

Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index

In Germany, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 experts from banks, insurance companies and financial departments of selected corporations.Participants are asked about their six-months expectations concerning the economy, inflation rates, interest rates, stock markets and exchange rates. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. The ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.50 18.60 89.60 -63.90 1991 – 2017 Monthly

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

Eurozone consumer price index advanced as expected in June

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FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Eurozone consumer price  Consumer Price Index CPI In the Euro Area decreased to 101.92 Index Points in May from 102.04 Index Points in April of 2017. Consumer Price Index CPI in the Euro Area averaged 86.93 Index Points from 1996 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 102.04 Index Points in April of 2017 and a record low of 70.52 Index Points in January of 1996.

 Eurozone consumer price

Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI)

This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101.92 102.04 102.04 70.52 1996 – 2017 Index Points Monthly
2015=100, NSA