Economic Events to Affect the Forex Markets

Major economic events to affect the forex markets for the week ending March 2nd, 2012 are as follows:

On Monday, euro zone reported data on producer prices in France along with data on Italian business confidence. Data on M3 money supply was also published in euro zone. In United States, data on pending home sales and manufacturing activity in Dallas by US Federal Reserve was released.

In United Kingdom, Hometrack Housing Survey was published. In New Zealand, data on country’s trade balance was reported.

On Tuesday, January 28th, data on German consumer confidence and consumer price index was reported. Moreover reports on business climate, consumer confidence, economic confidence, industrial confidence and services confidence were also published in euro zone. In United States data on durable goods orders and consumer confidence was reported. Moreover S&P/Case-Shiller US home price index and Richmond Federal Reserve’s Manufacturing index were also released in US.

In United Kingdom, data on house prices was released while Switzerland reported its UBS consumption indicator. In Japan, data on retail trade, small business confidence and large retailer sales was published.

On Wednesday, data on Germany’s import price index, unemployment change, unemployment rate and consumer price index will be reported in euro zone. Further separate report on consumer price index was published in euro zone.

In United States, data on crude oil inventories, Chicago’s purchasing manager index, MBA mortgage applications, gross domestic product, personal consumption and personal consumption expenditure is to be reported. Moreover, US Federal Reserve’s Chairman Ben Bernanke will address at a public event which will be closely watched to assess the future direction of the monetary policy.

In United Kingdom data on M4 money supply is to be released along with data on mortgage approvals and net consumer credit. In Australia, data on retail sales, private sector credit and private capital expenditure will be published while in New Zealand data on money supply is expected on Wednesday. Japan will report its data on industrial production and purchasing managers’ index.

On Thursday, in euro zone, Italy, France and Germany will publish their purchasing manager index for manufacturing sector. Italy will also report its budget balance and unemployment rate while euro zone will release its separate data on unemployment rate and purchasing managers’ index.

In United States, data on personal consumption expenditure, jobless claims, personal spending, continuing claims and personal income will be published. US Federal Reserve will also publish its beige book on Thursday. Canada will report its data on industrial product price and current account on Thursday.

United Kingdom is expected to publish its data on purchasing manager index for manufacturing sector. In Japan, data on capital spending, vehicle sales and official reserve assets is expected.

On Friday, euro zone will report its data on producer price index while Germany will report its data on retail sales. Italy is expected to release data on its deficit to GDP along with annual Gross Domestic Figure.

In United States, US Federal Reserve’s official Bullard and Williams will separately address at public events which will be closely watched. United Kingdom will report its data on purchasing manager index for construction.

In Canada, data on gross domestic product will be published. Japan will report its data on consumer price index, unemployment rate, household spending, and monetary base.


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