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    Tankan Non-Manufacturing Index

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

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator has strong influence over the rate of the national currency, as the business quickly respond to changes in the economy. In case the index is negative, there is pessimistic mood among the businessmen Index increase denotes a strengthening of the Japanese yen.

    Published: quarterly.

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    Tertiary Index

    Index: tracking.
    The reflection of the dynamics of the services sector costs.

    Market impact: limited.
    Is a subjective indicator, therefore helping to predict other indicators. Has a limited influence over the market. The indicator’s growth is favorable to the strengthening of the national currency, as the most of the population works for the service sector. The Central Bank of Japan uses this index to the decision-making regarding the monetary policy.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

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    Trade Balance(Trade Statistics of Japan)

    Index: tracking.
    The report details all international trade. The indicator is the difference between exports and imports.

    Market Impact: High.
    Export always has to be analyzed first, since it directly affects the economic growth. Import images the domestic demand for products and has an influence over the trade balance and the exchange rate. It corrects revenue from import in the national currency. The positive trade balance (exports more than imports) or decrease of the negative trade balance – has a positive influence over the rate of the national currency. In case of the import is more than exports, the opposite effect occurs. The market will react to the trade balance indicator, depending on as the results will be important to the economy at the moment. Indicator’s fluctuations help to forecast the GDP, as far as import is sourced from GDP and export is added. The decrease of the trade deficit strengthens the national currency due to higher export.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

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    Unemployment Rate

    Index: tracking.
    The ratio of the number of people registered as unemployed to the total employable population from 15 up to 74 multiplied by 100.

    Market Impact: High.
    Economy is considered to be the norm for the level of 5%.*Index has a strong influence over the market.*Rise in unemployment levels has a negative influence over the national currency.

    Published: monthly, before the 30th.

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