Indicators of Canada
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    Bank of Canada Announcement

    Index: tracking.
    Determination is made by the Bank of Canada regarding interest rate level, which is the key to the value of financial assets.

    Market Impact: High.
    The decision has great influence over the market. The rate advance strengthens the national currency and vice versa.

    Published: 8 times a year.

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    BOC Business Outlook Survey

    Index: tracking.
    Contains data of a poll conducted among representatives of the hundred largest Canadian companies, who estimate the economic situation, salary, level of orders, inflation expectations.

    Market Impact: High.
    The report has strong influences over the market and is an estimate of the economic security.

    Published: quarterly.

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    BOC Monetary Policy Report

    Index: tracking.
    Analysis of the current policy in the monetary ambit and interest rates setting.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator has significant influence over the market. The future economic development and monetary policy are determined on the basis of the report.

    Published: quarterly.

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    Bulding permits

    Index: tracking.
    The number of permits issued for the new houses construction.

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator is highly dependent on interest rates, as there is necessity to obtain loans for construction. The indicator is subject to seasonality, so it has a limited influence over the market. The index advance contributes to the Canadian dollar growth.

    Published: monthly, on the third week.

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    Core CPI

    Index: tracking.
    Shows the price behavior for the goods and services included in the consumer basket.

    Market Impact: High.
    Index has strong influence over the market. Core CPI excludes food and energy products, which prices are the most susceptible to price explosion as opposed to the simple Consumer Price Index. Therefore, this index is often used for analysis. It grows in case of country’s interest rate growing, and the national currency is strengthened. People are beginning to invest in a currency with a higher interest rate.

    Published: monthly, 20th.

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    Core Retail Sales

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator of the retail sales dynamics, except the automotive sector, which is subject to seasonality.

    Market impact: High.
    The indicator has a high influence over the market and records the consumer confidence. Its growth means a strengthening of the national currency.

    Published: monthly, around the 20th.

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    CPI

    Index: tracking.
    The main inflation indicator. Shows the price behavior for the goods and services included in the consumer basket: food, fuel, clothing, transportation, medicine, etc.

    Market Impact: High.
    The price index has a strong influence over the market. If it grows the country’s interest rates are growing, and the national currency is strengthening. People are beginning to invest in a currency with a higher interest rate.

    Published: monthly, 20th.

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