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Forex Market Hours and Trading Sessions

Get to Know Forex Market Hours and Trading Sessions

The Forex market has a daily trading volume of 4 trillion dollars, making it the biggest financial market in the world. Part of the reason for this is the Forex market hours, which are around the clock. Trading sessions continue on a daily basis, only breaking for weekends. During this time, Forex traders are allowed to buy, sell, exchange, and speculate on markets.

The reason the Forex market is almost always open, is because it is International, operating in every single time zone. It is always office hours somewhere in the world. But certain times are highly active, while other times are remarkably slow. These are called trading sessions.

 

Most Active Trading Hours

Despite being open 24/5, there are certain hours which are more active.

These include (all times EST):

❏     New York:       08:00-17:00

❏     Tokyo              19:00-04:00

❏     Sydney            17:00-02:00

❏     London            03:00-12:00

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China Economic Outlook

Here are the important figures of The Chinese Economy.

Table: China's Outlook

CHINA'SECONOMIC OUTLOOK LATEST PREVIOUS UNIT REFERENCE FREQUENCY
GDP 7298.1 5878.63 USD Billion Dec-11 Yearly
POPULATION 1344.13 1337.82 Million Dec-11 Yearly
GDP PER CAPITA PPP 8442.23 7567.84 USD Dec-11 Yearly
LABOUR
UNEMPLOYED PERSONS 926 918 Thousand Persons Sep-12 Quarterly
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 4.1 4.1 Percent Dec-12 Quarterly
PRICES
INFLATION RATE 3.2 2 Percent Feb-13 Monthly
PRODUCER PRICES 98.36 98.1 Index Points Jan-13 Monthly
MONEY
INTEREST RATE 6 6 Percent Feb-13 Monthly
FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES 3311589.2 3297671.4 USD Million Dec-12 Monthly
           
MONEY SUPPLY M2 99210 97415.95 CNY Billion Jan-13 Monthly
TRADE
EXPORTS 1393.69 1873.66 USD Hundred Million Feb-13 Monthly
IMPORTS 1241.18 1582.19 USD Hundred Million Feb-13 Monthly
BALANCE OF TRADE 152.51 291.46 USD Hundred Million Feb-13 Monthly
CURRENT ACCOUNT 65.8 70.8 USD Billion Dec-12 Quarterly
CURRENT ACCOUNT TO GDP 4 5.2 Percent Dec-11 Yearly
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT DEBT TO GDP 23 25.8 Percent Dec-12 Yearly
GOVERNMENT EXTERNAL DEBT 6949.97 5489.38 USD HML Dec-11 Yearly
GOVERNMENT BOND 10Y 3.61 3.61 Percent Mar-13 Monthly
GOVERNMENT BUDGET -1.5 -1.1 Percent of GDP Dec-12 Yearly
GOVERNMENT SPENDING 63616.1 53614.4 CNY HML Jun-11 Yearly
CREDIT RATING 78.82        
BUSINESS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION 9.9 10.3 Percent Feb-13 Monthly
BUSINESS CONFIDENCE 124.4 122.8   Dec-12 Quarterly
CONSUMER
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE 108.2 104.5   Feb-13 Monthly
CONSUMER SPENDING 164945.2 133290.9 CNY HML Jun-11 Yearly

Source: IMF and Trading Economics

 

China's Economic Outlook 2013

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Eurozone Economic Outlook

Here are the important figures of The European Economy.

Table: Eurozone Economic Outlook

EURO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LATEST PREVIOUS UNIT REFERENCE FREQUENCY
BASIC 2013          
GDP 13075.79 12057.57 USD Billion Dec-11 Yearly
POPULATION 332.99 331.94 Million Dec-11 Yearly
GDP PER CAPITA PPP 35392.52 34160.05 USD Dec-11 Yearly
LABOUR
EMPLOYED PERSONS 145.99 146.28 Million Persons Aug-12 Quarterly
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 11.9 11.8 Percent Jan-13 Monthly
PRICES
INFLATION RATE 1.8 2 Percent Feb-13 Monthly
PRODUCER PRICES 108.94 122 Index Points Dec-12 Monthly
MONEY
INTEREST RATE 0.75 0.75 Percent Mar-13 Monthly
FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES 337632 332354 USD Million Jan-13 Monthly
LOANS TO PRIVATE SECTOR 10835026 10862964 EUR Billion Jan-13 Monthly
MONEY SUPPLY M2 9003223 8970265 EUR Million Jan-13 Monthly
TRADE
EXPORTS 146500 143200 EUR Million Jan-13 Monthly
IMPORTS 150400 132500 EUR Million Jan-13 Monthly
BALANCE OF TRADE -3900 10800 EUR Million Jan-13 Monthly
CURRENT ACCOUNT -4464 28959 EUR Million Jan-13 Monthly
CURRENT ACCOUNT TO GDP 1.5 0.2 Percent Dec-12 Yearly
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT DEBT TO GDP 93.1 88.1 Percent Dec-12 Yearly
           
GOVERNMENT BOND 10Y 1.26 1.4 Percent Mar-13 Monthly
GOVERNMENT BUDGET -3.5 -4.2 Percent of GDP Dec-12 Yearly
GOVERNMENT SPENDING 401.07 401.54 EUR Billion Aug-12 Quarterly
CREDIT RATING 13.59        
BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONFIDENCE -0.86 -0.72   Mar-13 Monthly
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION -1.3 -1.7 Percent Jan-13 Monthly
CONSUMER
CONSUMER SPENDING 1198.22 1199.66 EUR Billion Aug-12 Quarterly
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE -23.5 -23.6   Mar-13 Monthly

Source: IMF and Trading Economics

 

Eurozone Economic Outlook 2013

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US Economic Outlook

Here are the important figures of The US Economy.

Table: US Outlook

US ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LATEST PREVIOUS UNIT REFERENCE FREQUENCY
GDP 15094 14582.4 USD Billion Dec-11 Yearly
POPULATION 311.59 309.35 Million Dec-11 Yearly
GDP PER CAPITA PPP 48441.56 46701.52 USD Dec-11 Yearly
LABOUR
EMPLOYED PERSONS 143322 143305 Thousand Persons Jan-13 Monthly
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 7.7 7.9 Percent Feb-13 Monthly
PRICES
INFLATION RATE 2 1.6 Percent Feb-13 Monthly
PRODUCER PRICES 196 195.6 Index Points Jan-13 Monthly
MONEY
INTEREST RATE 0.25 0.25 Percent Mar-13 Monthly
FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES 151895 150175 USD Million Jan-13 Monthly
LOANS TO PRIVATE SECTOR 7241.6 7206.3 USD Billion Jan-13 Monthly
MONEY SUPPLY M2 10439.5 10402.4 USD Billion Jan-13 Monthly
TRADE
EXPORTS 184453 186630 USD Million Jan-13 Monthly
IMPORTS 228901 224774 USD Million Jan-13 Monthly
BALANCE OF TRADE -44448 -38144 USD Million Jan-13 Monthly
CURRENT ACCOUNT -110416 -112446 USD Million Nov-13 Quarterly
CURRENT ACCOUNT TO GDP -3.1 -3.2 Percent Dec-11 Yearly
GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENT DEBT TO GDP 101.6 99.4 Percent Dec-12 Yearly
GOVERNMENT EXTERNAL DEBT -4030250 -4030250 USD Million Dec-11 Yearly
GOVERNMENT BOND 10Y 1.85 1.89 Percent Mar-13 Monthly
GOVERNMENT BUDGET -7 -8.7 Percent of GDP Dec-12 Yearly
GOVERNMENT SPENDING 2458.9 2503.1 USD Billion Nov-12 Quarterly
CREDIT RATING 96.89        
BUSINESS
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION 2.5 2.1 Percent Feb-13 Monthly
BUSINESS CONFIDENCE 54.2 53.1   Feb-13 Monthly
CONSUMER
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE 59.7 68   Mar-13 Monthly
CONSUMER SPENDING 9670 9620.1 USD Billion Nov-12 Quarterly

Source: IMF and Trading Economics

 

US Economic Outlook 2013

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