Economic Factors to Affect the Forex Markets

Major economic events and factors which could affect the forex markets for the week ending March 30th, 2012 are as under:

On Monday, March 26th, Italian consumer confidence was released in the euro zone while IFO institute published the data on Germany’s business climate, current assessment and expectations. France also reported its data on total and net change in jobseekers.

In United States, data on pending home sales and Dallas Fed’s manufacturing activity was published. Chicago’s Federal Reserve Bank also reported its Nat Activity index.

In New Zealand, data on country’s trade balance was published.

Today on Tuesday, in euro zone, data on Germany’s import price index and consumer confidence survey by Gfk institute was released. In United Kingdom data on nationwide house prices and CBI sales was reported while Switzerland published its consumption indicator.

In United States, data on consumer confidence, Case Shiller Home price index and manufacturing index by Richmond’s Fed was released. Moreover, US Federal Reserve’s Chairman Ben Bernanke also gave a lecture at George Washington University.

In Japan data on small business confidence and corporate service price was published.

On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012, France will report data on its gross domestic product growth in euro zone while Germany will release its data on consumer price index. Italy will also report its data on business confidence while the euro zone will publish its separate report on M3 money supply.

In United Kingdom, data on total business investment, current account and gross domestic product will be reported.

In United States, data on durable goods orders is expected while US Department of Energy will report its data on crude oil, gasoline and distillates stockpiles. In Canada, National Bank’s HP Index will be released.

On Thursday, March 29th, data on Germany’s unemployment change will be published while the euro zone will report its data on services confidence, business climate indicator, consumer confidence, economic confidence and industrial confidence.

In United States will report its data on personal consumption, gross domestic product, initial jobless claims, continuing claims and manufacturing activity in Kansas city. Energy Information Administration will release its data on natural gas supplies while US Federal Reserve’s Chairman, Ben Bernanke will give lecture at George Washington University. In Canada, data on industrial product price is expected.

In United Kingdom, data on index of services, net consumer credit, M4 money supply, mortgage approvals and net lending on dwelling will be reported.

In Australia data on job vacancies will be published while Japan will publish its data on retail trade.

On Friday March 30th, 2012, in euro zone, data on German retail sales is expected while France will report its data on producer prices. In Italy, data on producer price index, consumer price index and hourly wages will be released while the single currency region will publish its separate report on consumer price index estimate.

United States will report its data on consumer expenditure, personal spending, gross domestic product and personal income. Moreover, University of Michigan will also publish its data on consumer confidence. In Canada, data on gross domestic product will be published.

In Australia, data on new home sales and private sector credit will be reported while Japan will report its jobless rate, consumer price index, data on industrial production and housing starts.

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