Guide to Today's Important Data and Events

Guide to Today's Important Data and Events

19 May 2016, 08:14
Roberto Jacobs
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Guide to Today's Important Data and Events

Quite a handful of economic dockets scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated.

Data released so far –

  • Australia – Unemployment rate for April declined to 5.7%. Full time employment declined by 9300, whereas part-time employment rose by 20,200. Participation rate declined to 64.8%.
  • China – MNI business sentiment indicator declined to 50 from 50.5.


Upcoming – 

  • France – ILO unemployment for first quarter will be released at 5:30 GMT.
  • UK – Retail sales report will be released at 8:30 GMT. Prior 2.7%, expected 2.5%.
  • Euro Zone – Construction output for March will be announced at 9:00 GMT. ECB will release minutes at 11:30 GMT.
  • Portugal – Portugal may release its current account balance for March.                                
  • United States – Chicago FED national activity index will be released at 12:30 GMT, along with weekly jobless claims report and Philadelphia FED manufacturing survey. FED’s Stanley Fischer will be speaking at 13:15 GMT. FED vice President William Dudley is scheduled to speak at 14:30 GMT. EIA will release natural gas inventory report at 14:30 GMT.
  • Canada – Canada will release wholesale sales report at 12:30 GMT.



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