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    Employment change

    Index: tracking.
    The employment size within the population 15-64 years old.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator dynamics has a strong influence over the market. The employment size reducing leads to a weakening of the national currency.

    Published: monthly, in 8 days after the reporting period.

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    Exports

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator of monthly dynamics for goods and services exports.

    Market impact: limited.
    Almost has no influence over the market, but is taken into account, since the change in exports is responsible for economic growth. The indicator has a positive impact on the investors’ expectations.

    Published: on the second week of each month.

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    Foreign Securities Purchases

    Index: tracking.
    The purchase amount of debt instruments and securities by non-residents for the last month.

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator has a limited influence over the market. The indicator advance helps strengthen the national currency.

    Published: monthly, on the 18th.

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    GDP

    Index: tracking.
    Shows the goods and services produced in the country discernible in prices.

    Market impact: limited.
    Indicator is good for a forecasting on the basis of other factors that are published before, so has no a high influence over the market. GDP - a figure that characterizes the national economy. Its value varies every quarter, due to the wild export and volume of stock fluctuations.

    Published: quarterly.

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    Housing starts

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator for number of homes that have already started to build, means the number of foundation laid. Mostly resident houses are taken into account.

    Market Impact: Limited.
    Index depends on the interest rates within the country, as *housebuilding is in want of the financial loan. The indicator has limited influence over the market and is subject to seasonal fluctuations. Сonstruction volume growth means the incomes level increase and economic growth, so has a positive effect on the rate of the national currency.

    Published: monthly, on the second Tuesday.

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    Imports

    Index: tracking.
    Monthly indicator of the dynamics of goods and services imports.

    Market impact: limited.
    Almost has no influence over the market, but is taken into account, since the import averts the domestic demand for commodities. Increase of imports can mean stock growth and further distribution deceleration. The indicator has a positive impact on the investors’ expectations.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

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    IPPI (Industrial Producer Price Index)

    Index: tracking.
    A reflection of prices changes compared with the previous period (month). The indicator takes into account the wholesale prices for goods that are produced domestically. Final goods, raw materials and intermediate goods (semiraw materials) are pointed out.

    Market impact: limited.
    The price for the final goods are of importance, since it describes the good value are made for consumership. The indicator has a limited influence over the market, commodity inflation is characterized by its changes. The index advance has a positive impact on the Canadian dollar, the index downturn - negative.

    Published: at the end or beginning of each month.

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    Ivey PMI

    Index: advance.
    A poll is conducted among the Purchasing Managers; they should answer the questions regarding prices, new orders, terms of orders, etc. The answer must be "yes", "no" or "unchanged". This is a leading indicator that helps keep track of the economic cycle.

    Market Impact: Limited.
    The index has a limited influence over the market. The index of 50 points is considered as 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 Canadian Dollar.

    Published: monthly, on the 5th working day.

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    Manufacturing Sales (Manufacturing Shipments)

    Index: tracking.
    Indicator of the volume of executed and sent orders in industry as a percentage of the previous period.

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator has a small influence over the market. The supply increase means a revival of the industry and is promotive of the national currency strengthening.

    Published: once a month.

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    Monthly GDP

    Index: tracking.
    The most important indicator of the economy, consists of investment, consumption, government purchases, the difference between exports and imports (net exports), tangible assets.

    Market Impact: High.
    The third part of GDP falls to the consumption. This indicator has a very strong influence over the market. GDP growth means an economic improvement and Canadian dollar strengthening.

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    at the end of each month.

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