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    Leading indicators index

    Index: tracking.
    Weighted average of the indicators that are starting to fall or rise earlier than the others. To calculate the index are used: applications for unemployment benefits, factory orders, average workweek, the indicators of monetary supply M, prices for basic stocks, building permits, consumer confidence index, orders for durable goods.

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator has a limited impact on the market. Its growth leads to a strengthening of the currency. If the index is negative a stretch of three months, it means that the country's economic growth slows.

    Published: monthly, in 35 days after the reporting period is an initial assessment, and in 10 days after it - adjusted.

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    M2+CD Money Stock

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator imaging the dynamics of bank deposits and money in the cash circulation. The index shows the exponent deviation compared with previous periods.

    Market impact:
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    The indicator has low influence over the market. The index increase causes the national currency strengthening.

    Published: monthly on the second Monday.

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    Machine Tool Orders

    Index: tracking.
    Dynamics of orders for machine tools.

    Market impact: limited.
    Has limited influence over the market. The indicator’s growth is favorable to the strengthening of the national currency.

    Published: at the end of each month.

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    Machinery Orders (Orders Received for Machinery)

    Index: tracking.
    The order volume for machinery. It excludes the items subject to seasonality.

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator characterizes the total of companies’ investments and business activities. Calculated based on estimates of 300 manufacturers of industrial sector. Has limited influence over the market. The order volume growing means the growing of the manufacturing sector, and therefore the currency strengthening.

    Published: monthly, at the second week.

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    Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index)

    Index: advance.
    A poll is conducted among the managers should answer the questions regarding prices, terms of orders, etc. The answer must be "yes" or "no" or "unchanged".

    Market Impact: High.
    This is an advance indicator that helps keep track of the economic cycle. The index of 50 points is considered neutral, it means that changes did not happen at the last period, but the index buildup - an indicator of industrial growth, therefore index below 50 points means a decrease in production. The index growth helps to strengthen the national currency.

    Published: monthly at the last working day.

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    Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes

    Index: tracking.
    A detailed analysis of the monetary policy and interest rates adoption. Also, it gives a forecast for the future periods.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator has a strong influence over the market. The protocol helps to determine the future monetary policy and economic development.

    Published: 14 times a year.

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    Monetary Policy Statement

    Index: tracking.
    The statement provides an interest rates update specifying the reasons of the decision.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator has a strong influence over the market. The more pessimistic forecasts of the Bank of Japan, the more negative for the national currency. The interest rates increase means tightening of the monetary policy and the growth of the exchange rate.

    Published: 14 times a year.

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    PPI - Corporate Goods Price Index (CGPI)

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator imaging the producer's income from the volume sale of its products. It includes prices for semi-finished products, raw materials and final products.

    Market impact: limited.
    The index covers all stages of production: raw materials, intermediate stages, finished goods, as well as all sectors of the economy: industry, agriculture and digging. Imported goods are not included in the index, but have an influence over it through the imported raw materials and components. The Corporate Goods Price Index has a limited influence over the market, helping to define inflation and inflation expectations within the country. The index is more volatile than the index of consumer prices.

    Published: monthly, at the second week.

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    Retail Trade

    Index: tracking.
    Change of the retail sales in the trade. Reflects the total revenue received from the sales.

    Market impact: limited.
    Most often the index changes influenced by changes in the prices of food and automotive fuel. The index has a strong influence over the market and is difficult to forecast. It’s lower value is a signal to decrease of the economic growth and the rate of the national currency.

    Published: in the middle of the month.

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    Tankan Manufacturing Index

    Index: tracking.
    The reflection of the manufacturers views regarding the current economy situation. 1 200 manufacturers are polled.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator has strong influence over the rate of the national currency, as the production - is the main part of the economy of the state. On case of the index is negative, there is pessimistic mood among manufacturers. Index increase denotes a strengthening of the Japanese yen.

    Published: quarterly.

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