Economic Calendar (Web)
This function is available on the Next Generation web platform and presents customers with a calendar of previous and upcoming major economic announcements. Powered by Dow Jones Live Newswire, the calendar displays the date of the announcement, an indication of the potential market impact (low, medium or high), the previous figure, and some even include a forecast based on market expectations surrounding the announcement. Customers can set alerts to remind them of an upcoming announcement, filter results and even drag and drop an announcement from the calendar to create a countdown clock panel that gives them more visibility of major market events.
China is the world’s second-largest economy and it plays an influential role in how our markets perform. China’s economic announcements are important measures of economic activity that can affect various product types, including Commodities, Indices and Foreign Exchange.
With the numerous economic announcements published each week, it can be difficult to understand what each of these announcements represent and how they can affect the market. As such, we have now included an information icon on most of the announcements that will detail frequency of the announcement, the source, what it measures and how it might impact the market.