Inflation Rate YoY Prel (DEC) - France
In France, the most important category in the consumer price index is services (48 percent of total weight), in particular rents, water and garbage collection (8 percent), health services (7 percent), transport (2 percent), and communication (2 percent). The index also includes: manufactured products (24 percent) such as medical products (4 percent) and clothing and footwear (3 percent); food (16 percent); energy (9 percent) such as petroleum products (4 percent); and tobacco (2 percent).
ISM Manufacturing PMI (DEC) - United States
The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business is based on data compiled from purchasing and supply executives nationwide. Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the indicators measured (New Orders, Backlog of Orders, New Export Orders, Imports, Production, Supplier Deliveries, Inventories, Customers' Inventories, Employment and Prices), the report shows the percentage reporting each response, the net difference between the number of responses in the positive economic direction and the negative economic direction, and the diffusion index. A PMI reading above 50 percent indicates that the manufacturing economy is generally expanding; below 50 percent indicates that it is generally declining.
FOMC Minutes - United States
In the United States, the authority to set interest rates is divided between the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (Board) and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The Board decides on changes in discount rates after recommendations submitted by one or more of the regional Federal Reserve Banks. The FOMC decides on open market operations, including the desired levels of central bank money or the desired federal funds market rate.
Inflation Rate YoY Prel (DEC) - Italy
In Italy, the most important categories in the Consumer Price Index are: food and non-alcoholic beverages (18 percent of total weight); transport (14 percent); and housing, water, electricity and other fuels (11 percent). The index also includes: miscellaneous goods and services (9 percent); restaurants and hotels (9 percent); health (9 percent); furnishings, household equipment and maintenance (8 percent); recreation and culture (7 percent); and clothing and footwear (6 percent). Alcoholic beverages and tobacco, communication, and education contribute to the remaining 7 percent of total weight.
Balance of Trade (NOV) -Canada
Between 1980 and 2008, Canada recorded a positive trade balance every year, with an expectation of 1991 and 1992. From 2009 onwards, the trade balance shifted to a deficit. In 2021, it switched again to a trade surplus, with energy products making the largest share of exports. The United States remains the country's biggest trading partner.