Economic Calendar

List of important economic releases

Time Impact
Currency
Event
Previous
Forecast
Actual
Apr 24, 2020

01:00

SGD
URA Property Index QoQ Final
Previous 0.5%
Forecast
Actual -1%
In Singapore, Housing Index is measured by all residential property price index.

04:30

JPY
All Industry Activity Index MoM
Previous 0.6%
Forecast
Actual -0.6%
Tertiary Industry Activity is the most important sector and accounts for 73 percent of total activity, followed by Industrial Production (21 percent) and Construction Industry Activity (6 percent).

05:00

SGD
Industrial Production YoY
Previous -0.7%
Forecast -6.3%
Actual 16.5%
In Singapore, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy.

05:00

SGD
Industrial Production MoM
Previous -22.1%
Forecast -2%
Actual 21.7%
In Singapore, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy.

06:00

GBP
Retail Sales YoY
Previous 0%
Forecast -4.7%
Actual -5.8%
In the United Kingdom, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.

06:00

GBP
Retail Sales ex Fuel MoM
Previous -0.5%
Forecast -3.5%
Actual -3.7%
In the United Kingdom, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United Kingdom, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.

06:00

GBP
Retail Sales MoM
Previous -0.3%
Forecast -4%
Actual -5.1%
In the United Kingdom, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United Kingdom, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.

06:00

GBP
Retail Sales ex Fuel YoY
Previous 0.4%
Forecast -4.7%
Actual -4.1%
In the United Kingdom, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In the United Kingdom, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy.

07:00

TRY
Capacity Utilization
Previous 75.3%
Forecast
Actual 61.6%
In Turkey, Capacity Utilization is a measure of how much of the economy's potential output is being used.

07:00

TRY
Business Confidence
Previous 99.7
Forecast
Actual 66.8
In Turkey, the Business Tendency Survey (BTS) compiles the assessments of the senior managers on the recent past, current situation and their expectations regarding the future course of business environment in the manufacturing industry. A score above 100 indicates an optimistic outlook to the economic activities while below 100 points to a pessimistic outlook. .

08:00

EUR
Ifo Current Conditions
Previous 92.9
Forecast 81
Actual 79.5

08:00

EUR
Ifo Expectations
Previous 79.5
Forecast 75
Actual 69.4

08:00

GBP
UK-EU Brexit Talks
Previous
Forecast
Actual

08:00

EUR
Ifo Business Climate
Previous 85.9
Forecast 80
Actual 74.3
In Germany, the IFO Business Climate Index measures entrepreneurs’ sentiment about current business situation and their expectations for the next 6 months. The survey is made by phone and covers 9,000 firms in manufacturing, the service sector, trade and construction. The Business Climate Balance is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of executives that are optimistic and the share that are pessimistic. This balance can take values between -100 (all responding firms assess their situation as poor and expect business to deteriorate) and +100 (all responding firms assessed their situation as good and expect an improvement in their business). For the calculation of the IFO Business Climate Index, the Balance is normalized to the average of a base year (currently 2015).

10:30

RUB
Interest Rate Decision
Previous 6%
Forecast 5.5%
Actual 5.5%
In Russia, interest rate decisions are taken by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. From September 16th of 2013, the official interest rate is the one-week auction repo rate. Until September 15th of 2013, the official interest rate was the refinancing rate, which was seen as a ceiling for borrowing money and a benchmark for calculating tax payments.

11:00

MXN
Economic Activity MoM
Previous 0%
Forecast
Actual -0.2%

11:00

MXN
Economic Activity YoY
Previous -0.8%
Forecast -1%
Actual -0.6%
In Mexico, the Leading Index provides early signal on the direction in which the economy is going. It aggregates the following indicators: employment trend in manufacturing sector, non-oil exports, Mexican stock exchange index in real terms, real exchange rate, the interbank interest rate, Standard & Poor's 500. The index has a base value of 100 as of 2008.

12:00

RUB
CBR Press Conference
Previous
Forecast
Actual
In Russia, interest rate decisions are taken by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. From September 16th of 2013, the official interest rate is the one-week auction repo rate. Until September 15th of 2013, the official interest rate was the refinancing rate, which was seen as a ceiling for borrowing money and a benchmark for calculating tax payments.

12:30

BRL
Business Confidence
Previous 60.3
Forecast
Actual 34.5
In Brazil, the Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index (ICEI) measures the current situation of businesses and its future prospects. The survey covers about 2,500 companies in construction, mining and manufacturing industries. The questionnaire is made by phone and focuses on: production trends in recent months, order books, export order books, stocks and production expectations. The indicator varies on a scale of 0 to 100 where 50 indicates neutrality, 0 indicates extreme lack of confidence and 100 extreme confidence.

12:30

BRL
Foreign Direct Investment
Previous $5.99B
Forecast
Actual $7.62B
In Brazil, Foreign Direct Investment refers to net inflows of foreign direct investments received from abroad, including equity capital and intercompany loans.

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