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Economic Weekly Calendar: 31 July '17- 4 August'17

Tuesday, 1 August, 9:30am (Local time)

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) (AUD)

Impact Level: High

It's among the primary tools the RBA Reserve Bank Board uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy. It contains the outcome of their decision on interest rates and commentary about the economic conditions that influenced their decision. Most importantly, it discusses the economic outlook and offers clues on the outcome of future decisions.

Tuesday, 1 August, 1:30pm (Local time)

Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) (GBP)

Impact Level: High

It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses react quickly to market conditions, and their purchasing managers hold perhaps the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.

Tuesday, 1 August, 7:00am (Local time)

Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) (USD)

Impact Level: High

It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses react quickly to market conditions, and their purchasing managers hold perhaps the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.

Wednesday, 2 August, 1:30pm (Local time)

Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) (GBP)

Impact Level: High

It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses react quickly to market conditions, and their purchasing managers hold perhaps the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.

Wednesday, 3 August, 5:15pm (Local time)

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) (USD)

Impact Level: High

Job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall economic activity.

Wednesday, 3 August, 07.30pm (Local time)

Energy Information Administration (EIA) (USD)

Impact Level: High

It influences the price of petroleum products which affects inflation, but also impacts growth as many industries rely on oil to produce goods.

Thursday, 3 August, 06:30am (Local time)

International Trade in Goods and Services (AUD)

Impact Level: High

Export demand and currency demand are directly linked because foreigners must buy the domestic currency to pay for the nation's exports. Export demand also impacts production and prices at domestic manufacturers.

Thursday, 3 August, 01:30pm (Local time)

Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) (GBP)

Impact Level: High

It's a leading indicator of economic health - businesses react quickly to market conditions, and their purchasing managers hold perhaps the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.

Thursday, 3 August, 04:00pm (Local time)

Bank of England (BOE)(GBP)

Impact Level: High

The BOE's MPC meeting minutes contain the interest rate vote for each MPC member during the most recent meeting. The breakdown of votes provides insight into which members are changing their stance on interest rates and how close the committee is to enacting a rate change in the future.

Thursday, 3 August, 04:00pm (Local time)

Jobless Claims, Initial Claims (GBP)

Impact Level: High

Although it's generally viewed as a lagging indicator, the number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions. Unemployment is also a major consideration for those steering the country's monetary policy.

Thursday, 3 August, 05.30pm (Local time)

Jobless Claims, Initial Claims (GBP)

Impact Level: High

although it's generally viewed as a lagging indicator, the number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions. Unemployment is also a major consideration for those steering the country's monetary policy.

Friday, 4 August, 06:30am (Local time)

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) (AUD)

Impact Level: High

It provides valuable insight into the bank's view of economic conditions and inflation - the key factors that will shape the future of monetary policy and influence their interest rate decisions.

Friday, 4 August, 05:30am (Local time)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (CAD)

Impact Level: High

Job creation is an important leading indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for a majority of overall economic activity.

Friday, 4 August, 05:30am (Local time)

Jobless Rate (USD)

Impact Level: High

Although it's generally viewed as a lagging indicator, the number of unemployed people is an important signal of overall economic health because consumer spending is highly correlated with labor-market conditions. Unemployment is also a major consideration for those steering the country's monetary policy.