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  1. #21

    GfK Consumer Confidence

    Index: advance.
    The indicator is calculated by the company using GfK Marketing.

    Market Impact:
    The level under 0 means the consumer pessimism prepotency, above 0 – optimism prepotency. The indicator has a great influence over the market. It predicts consumer spending; the index advance means the national currency strengthening.

    Published:at the end of each month.

  2. #22

    Halifax HPI

    Index: tracking.
    The main indicator of the housing sector in Britain, derived by Halifax Bank of Scotland.

    Market Impact: High.
    Strongly influences over the market. Even moderate housing prices advance looks attractive for investors who wish to invest in this sector, so the index advance is respective of the national currency upturn.

    Published: each month, on the first week.

  3. #23


    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 as a part of the trade balance.

  4. #24

    Index of Services

    Index: tracking.
    Reflection of the gross value added dynamics within the services sector (cost of services sold, less expenses for its implementation).

    Market impact: limited.
    The index has a moderate influence over the market, although high fluctuations can change the rate of the national currency, as the 76% of UK's GDP fall to the share of the service sector.

    Published: at the end of each month.

  5. #25

    Industrial Production

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator of the dynamics of scale of output in the manufacturing and mining industries, electricity and forest sector.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator has a great influence over the market; it is promotive of the currency strengthening. This is a very important indicator for a GDP forecasting.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

  6. #26

    Leading Index

    Index: tracking.
    Weighted average of the 10 indicators, such as: average workweek, factory orders, prices for basic stocks, building permits, consumer confidence index, etc.

    Market impact: high.
    The higher index, the greater influence over the national currency.

    Published: once a month.

  7. #27

    Manufacturing Output

    Index: tracking.
    The volume of manufactured goods expressed in prices.

    Market Impact: High.
    The indicator reflects the economic growth and has a high influence over the market, as a fifth of the UK economy falls to the share of the manufacturing industry.

    Published: in the middle of each month.

  8. #28

    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".

    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 national 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.

  9. #29

    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.

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

    Published: quarterly.

  10. #30

    Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes

    Index: tracking.
    This is a detailed analysis of the current monetary policy and interest rates level.

    Market Impact: High.
    The report reflects the current situation in the economy and strongly influences the market. The information contained in it, helps to predict future monetary policy.

    Published: each month, in 2 weeks after the meeting.

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