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    Labor Cost Index

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator of the labor costs dynamics.

    Market impact: limited.
    Reflects an inflation in the economy. Labor Cost Index has a little influence over the market, its advance leads to the euro strengthening.

    Published: quarterly.

  2. #22

    M3 Money Supply

    Index: tracking.
    The amount of money in the euro-zone. It includes cash and cash equivalents (overnight deposits, currency in circulation), deposits of up to two years and a variety of short-term deposits,debt securities with a maturity of up to two years, money market instruments, etc. The indicator is calculated by the European Central Bank.

    Market impact: limited.
    The Indicator has a limited influence over the market.

    monthly at the end of the month.

  3. #23

    Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index)

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

    Market Impact: High.
    The index has a strong 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 European currency.

    Published: twice a month. On the third week of the month - the initial assessment, on the first working day of the following month - the final value.

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    Merchandise Trade (Balance of Payments)

    Index: tracking.
    The difference between the amount of payments that comes into the country and the amount of payments that comes out abroad. In case of the incoming payment amount is more than the outgoing payment amount, such a balance of payments is called active, and say that it has a positive balance. But if the outgoing payment is more than incoming, the balance of payments is negative (credit balance).

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator has a limited influence over the market. The active balance of payments is promotive of the national currency strengthening

    Published: in the middle of each month.

  5. #25

    OECD Leading Indicator - Euro-zone

    Index: tracking.
    Weighted average of the ten indicators that are beginning to be down or advance before the others. To calculate the index are used: average work week, factory orders, average work week, prices of basic stocks, building permits, consumer confidence, etc.

    Market impact: limited.
    The indicator has a limited influence over the market. Its growth leads to a strengthening of the European currency.

    Published: on second Monday of the month.

  6. #26


    Index: tracking.
    Indicator imaging the producer's income from the volume sale of its products (Excluding construction, which is subject to seasonality.).

    Market impact: high.
    The Index has a high influence over the market. If the index rises, the European Bank may raise the interest rates. Industrial prices are often changed before the consumer, so the index is often used to estimate inflation.

    Published: at the beginning of each month.

  7. #27

    Private final consumption

    Index: tracking.
    All goods and services bought by the private sector for collective and personal usage.

    Market Impact: High.
    Private final consumption indicator has a big effect on the market, because consumer spending - the bulk of GDP. The index reflects the state economic well-being. The index advance helps to strengthen the national currency.

    Published: quarterly.

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    Retail Sales

    Index: tracking.
    Dynamics of retail sales. The Retail Sales Index reflects the total revenue received from the sales.

    Market impact: High.
    The index have a strong influence over the market due to it’s difficult to forecast. It’s lower value is a signal to decrease of the economic growth and the Euro rate.

    on the second week of each month.

  9. #29

    Sentix Investor Confidence

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator, which is based on interviews of 2,800 views of analysts and investors regarding the economic situation during the last six months.

    Market impact: limited.
    It has a low influence over the market. Is an indicator of economic well-being, the index of 0.00 is considered as neutral. Negative index expresses pessimism, and the positive - optimism. The index advance helps to strengthen the euro.

    Published: monthly on the first or second Monday.

  10. #30

    Service producer prices

    Index: tracking.
    The trend of price behavior for services.

    Market Impact: High.
    A large part of the European economy is accounted for by the service sector, so the indicator has a significant influence over the market. Its advance can lead to an increase of the ECB interest rates.


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