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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Mon
May 4
00:30
AUD TD Securities Inflation (MoM) (APR) 0.3% 0.4%
00:30
AUD TD Securities Inflation (YoY) (APR) 1.4% 1.5%
01:00
NZD ANZ Commodity Price (APR) -7.4% 4.6%
01:30
AUD ANZ Job Advertisements (MoM) (APR) 2.3% -1.3%
01:30
AUD Building Approvals (MoM) (MAR) 2.8% -1.5% -1.6%
01:30
AUD Building Approvals (YoY) (MAR) 23.6% 16.7% 14.6%
01:45
CNY HSBC China Manufacturing PMI (APR F) 48.9 49.4 49.2
07:00
CHF SNB Sight Deposits
07:30
CHF SVME-Purchasing Managers Index (APR) 47.9 48.2 47.9
07:45
EUR Markit/ADACI Italy Manufacturing PMI (APR) 53.8 53.4 53.3
07:50
EUR Markit France Manufacturing PMI (APR F) 48.0 48.4 48.4
07:55
EUR Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI (APR F) 52.1 51.9 51.9
08:00
EUR Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI (APR F) 52.0 51.9 51.9
08:15
EUR ECB's Costa Speaks at Conference on Regulation
08:30
EUR Euro-Zone Sentix Investor Confidence (MAY) 19.6 19.1 20
13:00
USD Fed's Tarullo Makes Opening Remarks at Event in Boston
13:45
USD ISM New York (APR) 58.1 50
14:00
USD Factory Orders (MoM) (MAR) 2.1% 2.0% -0.1%
14:00
USD Factory Orders Ex Trans (MoM) (MAR) 0.0% 0.1%
16:25
USD Fed's Evans Speaks on Economy and Monetary Policy in Indiana
19:10
USD Fed's Williams Speaks at Pacific Community Ventures Luncheon
21:30
AUD RBA CIO Girn Gives Speech in Sydney
23:30
AUD AiG Performance of Service Index (APR) 49.7 50.2
23:30
AUD ANZ Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Confidence Index (MAY 3) 108.7 111.8
Tue
May 5
01:30
AUD Trade Balance (Australian dollar) (MAR) -1322M -1000M -1609M
04:30
AUD Reserve Bank of Australia Rate Decision (MAY 5) 2.00% 2.00% 2.25%
08:30
GBP Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI (APR) 54.2 57.4 57.8
09:00
EUR European Commission Economic Forecasts
09:00
EUR Euro-Zone Producer Price Index (MoM) (MAR) 0.2% 0.3% 0.6%
09:00
EUR Euro-Zone Producer Price Index (YoY) (MAR) -2.3% -2.3% -2.8%
12:30
USD Trade Balance (MAR) -$51.4B -$41.7B -$35.9B
12:30
CAD International Merchandise Trade (Canadian dollar) (MAR) -3.02B -0.80B -2.22B
13:45
USD Markit US Composite PMI (APR F) 57.0 57.4
13:45
USD Markit US Services PMI (APR F) 57.4 57.8 57.8
14:00
USD ISM Non-Manufacutring Composite (APR) 57.8 56.2 56.5
14:00
USD IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism (MAY) 49.7 50.0 51.3
16:30
CAD Bank of Canada Wilkins Speaks in Montreal
22:45
NZD Employment Change (YoY) (1Q) 3.3% 3.5%
22:45
NZD Unemployment Rate (1Q) 5.5% 5.7%
22:45
NZD Employment Change (QoQ) (1Q) 0.8% 1.2%
22:45
NZD Average Hourly Earnings (QoQ) (1Q) 0.9% 0.4%
22:45
NZD Labor Cost Private Sector (QoQ) (1Q) 0.4% 0.5%
22:45
NZD Participation Rate (QoQ) (1Q) 69.4% 69.4%
22:45
NZD Private Wages ex Overtime (QoQ) (1Q) 0.4% 0.5%
23:01
GBP BRC Shop Price Index (YoY) (APR) -1.7% -2.1%
Wed
May 6
GBP Halifax House Price (3MoY) (APR) 7.8% 8.1%
GBP Halifax Plc House Prices s.a. (MoM) (APR) 0.3% 0.4%
00:00
USD Fed's Kocherlakota Holds Open Forum in Minnesota
01:00
AUD HIA New Home Sales (MoM) (MAR) 1.1%
01:30
AUD Retail Sales Ex Inflation(QoQ) (1Q) 0.8% 1.5%
01:30
AUD Retail Sales s.a. (MoM) (MAR) 0.4% 0.7%
01:45
CNY HSBC China Composite PMI (APR) 51.8
01:45
CNY HSBC China Services PMI (APR) 52.3
07:45
EUR Markit/ADACI Italy Composite PMI (APR) 52.7 52.4
07:45
EUR Markit/ADACI Italy Services PMI (APR) 52 51.6
07:50
EUR Markit France Composite PMI (APR F) 50.4 50.2
07:50
EUR Markit France Services PMI (APR F) 50.8 50.8
07:55
EUR Markit/BME Germany Composite PMI (APR F) 54.2 54.2
07:55
EUR Markit Germany Services PMI (APR F) 54.4 54.4
08:00
EUR Markit Eurozone Composite PMI (APR F) 53.5 53.5
08:00
EUR Markit Eurozone Services PMI (APR F) 53.7 53.7
08:30
GBP Markit/CIPS UK Composite PMI (APR) 58.1 58.8
08:30
GBP Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI (APR) 58.5 58.9
08:30
GBP Official Reserves (Changes) (APR) -$924M
09:00
EUR Euro-Zone Retail Sales (YoY) (MAR) 2.4% 3.0%
09:00
EUR Euro-Zone Retail Sales (MoM) (MAR) -0.7% -0.2%
11:00
USD MBA Mortgage Applications (MAY 1) -2.3%
12:15
USD ADP Employment Change (APR) 200K 189K
12:30
USD Non-Farm Productivity (1Q P) -1.9% -2.2%
12:30
USD Unit Labor Costs (1Q P) 4.5% 4.1%
13:15
USD Fed's Yellen, IMF's Lagarde Speak on Panel in Washington
14:00
CAD Ivey Purchasing Managers Index s.a. (APR) 49.2 47.9
14:30
USD DOE Cushing OK Crude Inventory (MAY 1) -514K
14:30
USD DOE U.S. Crude Oil Inventories (MAY 1) 1910K
14:30
USD DOE U.S. Distillate Inventory (MAY 1) -66K
14:30
USD DOE U.S. Gasoline Inventories (MAY 1) 1713K
17:15
USD Fed's George Speaks on Credit Markets Panel in Washington
17:30
USD Fed's Lockhart Speaks on Monetary Policy in Louisiana
23:30
AUD AiG Performance of Construction Index (APR) 50.1
23:50
JPY Monetary Base End of period (APR) ¥295.9T
23:50
JPY Monetary Base (YoY) (APR) 35.2%
Thu
May 7
GBP UK General Election
00:00
NZD RBNZ Governor Wheeler Speaks
01:30
AUD Employment Change (APR) 4.0K 37.7K
01:30
AUD Unemployment Rate (APR) 6.2% 6.1%
01:30
AUD Full Time Employment Change (APR) 31.5K
01:30
AUD Part Time Employment Change (APR) 6.1K
01:30
AUD Participation Rate (APR) 64.8% 64.8%
01:35
JPY Markit/JMMA Japan Composite PMI (APR) 49.4
01:35
JPY Markit Japan Services PMI (APR) 48.4
05:45
CHF SECO Consumer Confidence (APR) -11 -6
06:00
EUR German Factory Orders n.s.a. (YoY) (MAR) 1.9% -1.3%
06:00
EUR German Factory Orders s.a. (MoM) (MAR) 1.5% -0.9%
06:30
AUD Foreign Reserves (Australian dollar) (APR) A$74.5B
07:00
CHF Foreign Currency Reserves (APR) 523.0B 522.3B
07:30
EUR Markit Germany Construction PMI (APR) 53.3
08:00
GBP New Car Registrations (YoY) (APR) 6.0%
08:10
EUR Markit Eurozone Retail PMI (APR) 48.6
08:10
EUR Markit Germany Retail PMI (APR) 53
08:10
EUR Markit France Retail PMI (APR) 45.7
08:10
EUR Markit Italy Retail PMI (APR) 45.7
11:30
USD Challenger Job Cuts (YoY) (APR) 6.4%
12:30
CAD Building Permits (MoM) (MAR) 2.0% -0.9%
12:30
USD Continuing Claims (APR 25) 2270K 2253K
12:30
USD Initial Jobless Claims (MAY 2) 278K 262K
14:30
USD EIA Natural Gas Storage Change (MAY 1) 81
14:30
USD EIA Natural Working Gas Implied (MAY 1) 81
16:45
EUR ECB's Mersch Speaks in Barcelona
19:00
USD Consumer Credit (MAR) $15.800B $15.516B
23:50
JPY Bank of Japan April 7-8 meeting minutes
Fri
May 8
CNY Trade Balance (APR) $39.60B $3.08B
CNY Exports (YoY) (APR) 2.6% -15.0%
CNY Imports (YoY) (APR) -10.3% -12.7%
01:30
AUD RBA Statement on Monetary Policy
05:45
CHF Unemployment Rate (APR) 3.3% 3.4%
05:45
CHF Unemployment Rate s.a. (APR) 3.3% 3.2%
06:00
EUR German Industrial Production n.s.a. and w.d.a. (YoY) (MAR) 0.5% -0.3%
06:00
EUR German Trade Balance (euros) (MAR) 20.0B 19.5B
06:00
CHF UBS Real Estate Bubble Index (1Q) 1.28
06:00
EUR German Current Account (euros) (MAR) 20.0B 16.6B
06:00
EUR German Exports s.a. (MoM) (MAR) 0.4% 1.4%
06:00
EUR German Imports s.a. (MoM) (MAR) 0.1% 1.3%
06:00
EUR German Industrial Production s.a. (MoM) (MAR) 0.4% 0.2%
07:15
CHF CPI EU Harmonized (YoY) (APR) -0.6% -0.5%
07:15
CHF Consumer Price Index (YoY) (APR) -0.9% -0.9%
07:15
CHF CPI EU Harmonized (MoM) (APR) 0.1% 0.5%
07:15
CHF Consumer Price Index (MoM) (APR) 0.1% 0.3%
08:30
GBP Total Trade Balance (Pounds) (MAR) -£2400 -£2859
08:30
GBP Trade Balance Non EU (Pounds) (MAR) -£2850 -£3238
08:30
GBP Visible Trade Balance (Pounds) (MAR) -£9800 -£10340
12:15
CAD Housing Starts (APR) 182.0K 189.7K
12:30
CAD Net Change in Employment (APR) -5.0K 28.7K
12:30
CAD Unemployment Rate (APR) 6.9% 6.8%
12:30
USD Change in Non-farm Payrolls (APR) 230K 126K
12:30
USD Unemployment Rate (APR) 5.4% 5.5%
12:30
CAD Full Time Employment Change (APR) -28.2
12:30
USD Average Hourly Earnings (YoY) (APR) 2.3% 2.1%
12:30
USD Average Weekly Hours All Employees (APR) 34.5 34.5
12:30
USD Change in Household Employment (APR) 34
12:30
USD Change in Private Payrolls (APR) 225K 129K
12:30
USD Labor Force Participation Rate (APR) 62.7%
12:30
USD Two-Month Payroll Net Revision (APR)
12:30
USD Underemployment Rate (APR) 10.90%
12:30
CAD Part Time Employment Change (APR) 56.8
12:30
CAD Participation Rate (APR) 65.9 65.9
12:30
EUR ECB's Constancio Speaks in London
12:30
USD Average Hourly Earnings (MoM) (APR) 0.2% 0.3%
12:30
USD Change in Manufacturing Payrolls (APR) 5K -1K
14:00
USD Wholesale Inventories (MAR) 0.3% 0.3%
14:00
USD Wholesale Trade Sales (MoM) (MAR) 0.5% -0.2%
15:15
CHF SNB President Thomas Jordan Speaks in St. Gallen
17:00
USD Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count (MAY 8)
Sat
May 9
01:30
CNY Consumer Price Index (YoY) (APR) 1.6% 1.4%
01:30
CNY Producer Price Index (YoY) (APR) -4.5% -4.6%

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