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    Services PMI (Purchasing Managers Index)

    Index: advance.
    A poll is conducted among the Service Sector Managers; they should answer the questions regarding prices, new contracts, etc. The answer must be "yes", "no" or "unchanged". This is an advance index adjuvant to monitor the economic cycle.

    Market Impact: Limited.
    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 advance helps to strengthen the European currency.

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

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    Trade Balance

    Index: tracking.
    The key indicator, strongly influencing the market. 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 level

    Index: tracking.
    Unemployment measure among the population 15-74 years of age.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator greatly affects the market, its growth leads to the fall in euro rate.

    Published:
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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.
    Index has a strong influence over the market. Rise in unemployment levels has a negative influence over the European currency. But due to the fact that the overall index for Europe is published after reports of the participating countries, the Unemployment Rate indicator does not cause a reaction of market every time.

    Published: monthly, on the first or last days of the month.

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