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    AIG Manufacturing Index

    Index: advance.
    This indicator helps to keep track of the economic cycle. Questionnaire index. Purchasing Managers of Australian industrial organizations are polled for its preparation. Managers should answer the questions regarding prices, terms of orders, etc. The answer must be "yes" , "no" or "unchanged".

    Market Impact: Limited.
    The index of 50 points is considered 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 Australian currency.

    Published: monthly on the first working day.

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    ANZ Job Advertisements

    Index: tracking.
    The indicator tracks the change in the number of vacancies through the newspapers and on the internet portals of major Australian cities.

    Market Impact:
    High.
    The indicator has a great influence over the market in case of it is published before the final employment report. The number of vacancies increase leads to the strengthening of the national currency.

    Published: on the first week of each month.

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    Building Approvals

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

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

    Published: monthly, within 35 days after the reporting period.

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    Commodity Prices

    Index: tracking.
    This index tracks the price dynamics for the commodities exported per month.

    Market Impact: High.
    This is a leading indicator of the trade balance. A large part of Australia's exports falls to the share of commodities. The index advance helps to strengthen the national currency.

    Published: monthly on the first working day.

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    Core CPI

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

    Market Impact: limited.
    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:
    quarterly.

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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. 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:
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    Employment change

    Index: tracking.
    The employment size within the population of 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: on the second week of the month.

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