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Back Office
The departments and processes related to the arrangement of financial transactions.
Balance of Trade
The value of a country's exports minus its imports.
Base Currency
In general terms, the base currency is the currency in which an investor or issuer manages its book ...
Bear Market
A market characterized by declining prices.
Bid Rate
The rate at which a trader is willing to purchase a currency.
Bid/Ask Spread
The difference between the bid and offer price, and the most widely used criterion of market ...
Big Figure
Dealer slang refers to the first few digits of an exchange rate. These digits rarely change in ...
Book
In a professional trading surroundings, a ‘book’ is the summary of a trader's or desk's total ...
Broker
An individual or firm that acts as a mediator, putting together buyers and sellers for a commission....
Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944
The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, commonly known as Bretton Woods conference, ...
Bull Market
A market characterized by rising prices.
Bundesbank
Central Bank of Germany.
Bank Rate
The central bank is prepared to lend money to its domestic banking system at a certain rate. This ...
BBA Mortgage Approvals
The British Bankers' Association (BBA) Mortgage Approvals measures the number of home loans issued ...
BOC Autumn Review
The Bank of Canada (BOC) Review is a quarterly publication featuring articles related to the economy...
BOE Inflation Report
The Bank of England (BOE) Inflation Report provides detailed economic analysis and an assessment of ...
BRC Retail Sales Monitor
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Retail Sales Monitor measures the change in value of ...
BRC Shop Price Index
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Shop Price Index measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate ...
BSA Mortgage Approvals
Building Societies Association (BSA) Mortgage Approvals measures the value home loans issued by the ...
BSI Large Manufacturing Conditions
Measures the number of new residential building permits issued. A rising trend has a positive effect...
Business Conditions Orders
 Measures the relative level of purchase orders received by the manufacturing industry. The index is...
Business Confidence
 Measures the mood of businesses in regard to economic expectations. It's derived from a monthly ...
Business Inventories
 Measures the value of goods held by manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. A falling trend has ...
Business Investment
 Measures the total amount of capital expenditures by all businesses. A rising trend has a positive ...
BBA Mortgage Approvals
The British Bankers' Association (BBA) Mortgage Approvals measures the number of new mortgages ...
Beige Book
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is a report on current economic conditions in each of the 12 ...
BOC Review
The Bank of Canada (BOC) Review is produced quarterly and contains articles related to the economy ...
BOC Deputy Governor Duguay Speaks
Bank of Canada (BOC) Senior Deputy Governor (January 2000 - July 2009) Pierre Duguay is to speak. ...
BOC Deputy Governor Jenkins Speaks
Bank of Canada (BOC) Senior Deputy Governor (April 2003 - April 2010) Paul Jenkins is to speak. BOC ...
BOE Deputy Governor Lomax Speaks
Bank of England (BOE) Deputy Governor (July 2003 - June 2008) Rachel Lomax is to speak. BOE Monetary...
BOE Inflation Report
The Bank of England (BOE) Inflation Report sets out the detailed economic analysis and inflation ...
BOE Official Jenkinson Speaks
Bank of England (BOE) Financial Stability Executive Director (October 2003 - December 2008) Nigel ...
BOJ Governor Fukui Speaks
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Toshihiko Fukui (March 2003 - March 2008) is to speak. As head of the ...
BRC Retail Sales Monitor
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Retail Sales Monitor measures the change in the value of ...
BRC Shop Price Index
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) Shop Price Index measures price changes in BRC-member retail ...
BSI Large Manufacturing Conditions
The Business Sentiment Index (BSI) Large Manufacturing Conditions Index measures business sentiment ...
Building Approvals
Building Approvals (also known as Building Permits) measures the change in the number of new ...
Building Consents
Building Consents (also known as Building Permits) measures the change in the number of new building...
Building Permits
Building Permits measures the change in the number of new building permits issued by the government....
Building Permits
Building Permits measures the change in the number of new building permits issued by the government....
Business Confidence
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) Business Confidence measures the current ...
Business Inventories
Business Inventories measures the change in the worth of unsold goods held by manufacturers, ...
Business Investment
Business Investment measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of capital expenditure...
BOJ Monthly Report
The Bank of Japan's (BoJ) monthly report contains the statistical data that policymakers ...
BOC Monetary Policy Report
The Bank of Canada's Monetary Policy Report gives investors a detailed insight into the ...
Business NZ PMI
The Business NZ Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
BOE Inflation Letter
In the event that the annualized rate of Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) deviates by more than 1% ...
BOJ Governor Shirakawa Speaks
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Masaaki Shirakawa (April 2008 - April 2013) is to speak. As head of the...
BOJ Press Conference
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) press conference looks at the factors that affected the most recent interest...
Bank Lending
Bank Lending measures the change in the total value of outstanding bank loans issued to consumers ...
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
The Bloomberg Consumer Confidence Index measures views on the condition of the U.S. economy, ...
BOE Gov King Speaks
Bank of England (BOE) Governor Mervyn King (July 2003 - June 2013) is to speak. As head of the ...
BOC Gov Carney Speaks
Bank of Canada (BOC) Governor Mark Carney (February 2008 - February 2015) is to speak. As head of ...
Belgium NBB Business Climate
The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) Business Climate Index measures the change in the level of ...
Brazilian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Brazilian Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Brazilian Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Brazilian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Brazilian Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Brazilian Interest Rate Decision
The Central Bank of Brazil's (BCB) Monetary Policy Committee votes on where to set the ...
Brazilian Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Belgian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Bankruptcy Filings
Bankruptcy filings can be an indicator of the degree of financial distress of businesses and ...
Business and Consumer Survey
The Business and Consumer Survey is a composite index which measures the level of confidence in the ...
BOE QE Total
The Bank of England electronically creates new money and uses it to purchase gilts from private ...
BOE Consumer Credit
Consumer credit is defined as borrowing by the UK personal sector to finance current expenditure on ...
Budget Balance
Government deficit or surplus is the net of operating surplus and public debt charges.The budget of ...
Brazilian Auto Sales
Auto Sales measures the change in the number of new cars and trucks sold domestically. It is an ...
Brazilian Bank lending
Bank Lending measures the change in the total value of outstanding bank loans issued to consumers ...
Brazilian CNI Factory Utilization
Capacity utilization is the extent to which a country actually uses its potential production ...
Brazil Debt-to-GDP ratio
Debt-to-GDP ratio is one of the indicators of the health of an economy. It is the amount of national...
Brazilian Foreign Exchange Flows
The indicator shows the amount of capital flows that is directed to the country by foreign ...
Brazil IBC-Br Economic Activity
The IBC-Br is widely considered to reflect gross domestic product data. It is the Index of Economic ...
Belgium CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Belgium Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. It is a leading ...
BOJ Governor Kuroda Speaks
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda (March 2013) is to speak. As head of the BOJ which sets...
Brazilian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Brazilian Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Building Permits
Building Permits is a report closely watched by economists and investors alike. Since all related ...
Business Climate
The Business Climate indicator is based on monthly business surveys and is designed to deliver a ...
Building Capital Expenditure
The Building Capital Expenditures survey aims to measure the value of new capital expenditure by ...
Business inventories
Total business inventories are defined as the amount of goods kept by retailers, wholesalers and ...
BOC Gov Poloz Speaks
Bank of Canada (BOC) Governor Stephen Poloz (June 2013 - June 2020) is to speak. As head of the ...
BoE Gov Carney Speaks
Bank of England (BOE) Governor Mark Carney (July 2013 - June 2021) is to speak. As head of the ...
Brazilian Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
BoC Business Outlook Survey
The Business Outlook Survey released by the Bank of Canada measures the business outlook in Canada ...