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									                                                        4CAST CALENDAR FOR MAJOR ECONOMIC DATA RELEASES AND INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS
                                                                                                      INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS ARE SHOWN BY FLAGS • ALL TIMES SHOWN IN GMT
                                                                                                           For Australia, Japan and New Zealand and UK - highlighted items released
      MARCH                                                                                          early morning local time are shown on the date of release but with times in GMT.

SUNDAY                                   TUESDAY                              WEDNESDAY                              THURSDAY                                   FRIDAY

                                                                                                                     1                                          2
                                                                                                                     AU Capital Expenditure (Q4) 0:30           JP CPI Core (Nation) (Jan) 23:30

up-to-the-minute                                                                                                     JP Vehicle Sales (Feb)
                                                                                                                     NO Consumer Confidence
                                                                                                                                                         5:00   JP CPI Core (Tokyo) (Feb)
                                                                                                                                                                JP Real Household Spending

                                                                                                                        (1st-10th) (Q1)                  5:30      (Jan)                      23:30
fundamental,                                                                                                         FR ILO Unemployment Rate (Q4) 6:30
                                                                                                                     CH GDP (Q4)                         6:45
                                                                                                                                                                JP Unemployment (Jan)         23:30
                                                                                                                                                                NZ ANZ Commodity Price (Feb) 0:00
                                                                                                                     IE Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 7:00
political,                                                                                                           SE Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 7:30
                                                                                                                     NO Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 8:00
                                                                                                                                                                FI GDP (Q4)
                                                                                                                                                                NO Retail Sales (Jan)
                                                                                                                                                                UK CIPS Construction PMI (Feb) 9:30
strategic,                                                                                                           ES Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 8:13
                                                                                                                     CH Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 8:30
                                                                                                                                                                EU PPI (Jan)
                                                                                                                                                                CA GDP (Q4)
                                                                                                                     SE Current Account (Q4)             8:30

technical analysis                                                                                                   IT Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 8:43
                                                                                                                     FR Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 8:48
                                                                                                                     DE Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 8:53
                                                                                                                     EU Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 8:58

www.4castweb.com                                                                                                     GR Manufacturing PMI (Feb) 9:00
                                                                                                                     IT Unemployment (Jan)               9:00
                                                                                                                     NO NAV Unemployment (Feb) 9:00
and via Bloomberg                                                                                                    UK CIPS Manufacturing PMI
                                                                                                                        (Feb)                            9:28

and Reuters
                                                                                                                     EU Flash HICP (Feb)                10:00
                                                                                                                     EU Unemployment (Jan)              10:00
                                                                                                                     IT CPI/HICP (Prelim.) (Feb) 10:00
                                                                                                                     CA Current Account (Q4)            13:30
                                                                                                                     CA Industrial product price
                                                                                                                        index (Jan)                     13:30
                                                                                                                     CA Raw Materials Price Index (Jan) 13:30
                                                                                                                     US Core PCE Price Index (Jan) 13:30
                                                                                                                     US Initial Claims (25/02/2012) 13:30
                                                                                                                     US Personal income (Jan)           13:30
                                                                                                                     US Personal spending (Jan) 13:30
                                                                                                                     US Construction Spending (Jan) 15:00
                                                                                                                     US ISM Manufacturing (Feb) 15:00
                                                                                                                     IT Budget Balance (Feb)            18:00
5                                        6                                    7                                      US Vehicle Sales (Feb)
                                                                                                                      8                                22:00    9
                                                                                                                     EU Summit held by EU
NZ Government Financial                  AU Current Account (Q4)       0:30   NZ RBNZ Monetary Policy                   Leaders (to 02 Mar)                     NZ Retail Card Spending (Feb)21:45
   Statements released          21:00    AU Net Exports of GDP (Q4) 3:30         Statement and Official               NO Investment Statistics                   JP M2 Money Supply (Feb) 23:50
NZ External Migration (Jan) 21:45        AU RBA - Overnight Rate (Mar) 3:30      Cash Rate announcement 20:00           - Oil Activities (Q1)                   AU Building approvals (Jan)    0:30
AU AIG Services PMI (Feb) 22:30          EU GDP (2nd Est.) (Q4)       10:00   AU AIG Construction PMI (Feb) 22:30                                               AU Trade Balance (Jan)         0:30
AU TD-MI Inflation Gauge                                                       UK BRC Shop price index (Feb) 0:01     8
                                         CA Ivey PMI (Feb)            15:00                                                                                     DE CPI/HICP (Final) (Feb)      7:00
   (Feb)                        23:30                                         UK KPMG/REC Employment                 NZ Manufacturing Activity (Q4) 21:45       DE Current Account (Jan)       7:00
                                         SE Swedish National Debt
AU ANZ Job Ads (Feb)              0:30      Office Borrowing Report               (Perm. Appointments) (Feb) 0:01     JP Bank Lending Data (Feb) 23:50           DE Trade Balance (Jan)         7:00
AU Company Operating                     US US Energy Information             AU GDP (Q4)                     0:30   JP Current Account (Jan)       23:50
                                                                                                                                                                FR Industrial Production (Jan) 7:45
   Profit (Q4)                     0:30      Administration (EIA) to           JP Leading indicator (Prelim.)         JP GDP (Final) (Q1)            23:50
                                                                                                                                                                FR Manufacturing Production
NZ Monthly Economic Indicators              publish Short Term Energy            (Jan)                        5:00   AU Employment (Feb)              0:30         (Jan)                       7:45
   to be released by the Treasury 1:00      Outlook                           CH Unemployment (Feb)           6:45   AU Unemployment (Feb)            0:30      ES Retail Sales (Jan)          8:00
UK Halifax House Price Index             WLD CeBit (The Worldʼs               DE Wholesale Price Index               JP Economy Watchers Survey (Feb) 5:00      SE Industrial Production &
   (5th-9th) (Feb)                8:00      largest computer fair),              (7th-12th) (Feb)             7:00   CH Annual results of the SNB                  Orders (Jan)                8:30
ES Services PMI (Feb)             8:13      including: German                 IE Services PMI (Feb)           7:00      for 2011                      6:30      IT Industrial Production (Jan) 9:00
CH Retail Sales (Jan)             8:15      Chancellor Merkel, Google         CH Foreign Currency Reserves           CH SECO Consumer
                                            Chairman Schmidt and                                                                                                NO CPI (Feb)                   9:00
                                                                                 (Feb)                        8:00      Confidence (Feb)               6:45
IT Services PMI (Feb)             8:43      Brazil President Rousseff                                                                                           NO PPI inc. Oil (Feb)          9:00
                                                                              ES Industrial Production (Jan) 8:00    FR BoF Business Sentiment
FR Services PMI (Feb)             8:48   WLD OECD to launch “Going                                                                                              UK Industrial Production (Jan) 9:30
                                                                                                                        (Feb)                         7:30
DE Services PMI (Feb)             8:53      for Growth 2012”                  NO Current Account (Q4)         9:00                                              UK Input & Output Prices (Feb) 9:30
                                                                                                                     FR Trade Balance (Jan)           7:45
EU Composite PMI (Feb)            8:58                                        NO Industrial Production &                                                        UK Manufacturing Production
                                                                                                                     CH SNB Accountability
EU Services PMI (Feb)             8:58                                           Manufacturing (Jan)          9:00                                                 (Jan)                       9:30
                                                                                                                        Report 2011                   8:00
IT PPI (Jan)                      9:00                                        SE Budget Balance (Feb)         9:30                                              UK Trade Balance (Non-EU)
                                                                                                                     CH CPI/HICP (Feb)                8:15
UK CIPS Services PMI (Feb)        9:28                                        DE Factory orders (Jan)        11:00   NL CPI/HICP (Feb)                8:30         (Jan)                       9:30
EU Sentix Indicator (Mar)         9:30                                        IE CPI/HICP (7th-15th) (Feb) 11:00     SE Average House Prices (Feb) 8:30         UK Visible Trade Balance
                                                                              US ADP Employment Survey                                                             (World) (Jan)               9:30
EU Retail Trade (Jan)           10:00                                                                                IS GDP (Q4)                      9:00
                                                                                 (Feb)                       13:15                                              PT GDP (Final) (Q4)           10:00
US Factory Orders (Jan)         15:00                                                                                GR Unemployment (Dec)          10:00
                                                                              CA Building permits (Jan)      13:30                                              CA Net Change in
US ISM Non-Manufacturing                                                                                             DE Industrial Production (Jan) 11:00
                                                                              US Non Farm Productivity                                                             Employment (Feb)           12:00
   (Feb)                        15:00                                                                                UK BoE MPC Monetary Policy
                                                                                 (Final) (Q4)                13:30      Announcement                12:00       CA Unemployment (Feb)         12:00
EU Tax Forum 2012 in Brussels
                                                                              US Unit Labour Costs (Final)           EU ECB interest rate                       GR GDP (Final) (Q4)           12:00
   (to 06 Mar)
                                                                                 (Q4)                        13:30      announcement                12:45       CA Labour Productivity (Q4) 12:30
                                                                              BE GDP (Final) (Q4)            14:00   CA Housing starts (Feb)        13:15       CA Merchandise Trade (Jan) 13:30
                                                                              US Consumer Credit (Jan)       20:00   EU ECB press conference                    US Non-farm Payrolls (Feb) 13:30
                                                                                                                        following interest rate                 US Private Payrolls (Feb)     13:30
                                                                                                                        announcement                13:30       US Trade Balance (Jan)        13:30
                                                                                                                     CA House Price Index (Jan) 13:30
                                                                                                                                                                US Unemployment (Feb)         13:30
                                                                                                                     US Initial Claims
                                                                                                                                                                UK NIESR GDP Est. (Feb)       15:00
                                                                                                                        (03/03/2012)                13:30
                                                                                                                                                                US Wholesale Inventories
                                                                                                                     CA BoC - Overnight Rate        14:00
                                                                                                                                                                   (Jan)                      15:00
                                                                                                                     WLD OECD Roundtable of
                                                                                                                        Mayors and Minister                     GR CPI/HICP (Feb)
                                                                                                                        2012 (to 09 Mar)

                                                             with the compliments of OANDA supplied by 4CAST
              MONDAY                                      TUESDAY                               WEDNESDAY                                THURSDAY                                   FRIDAY

12                                            13                                       14                                     15                                       16
JP CGPI (Feb)                        23:50    NZ Food price (Feb)              21:45   AU Westpac Consumer                    NZ BNZ-Business NZ PMI (Feb)     21:30   JP Leading indicator
JP Key Machinery Orders                       JP METI Tertiary activity                   Confidence (Mar)             23:30   AU New motor vehicle sales                  (Final) (Jan)                5:00
   (Jan)                             23:50       index (Jan)                   23:50   JP Capacity Utilisation (Jan) 4:30        (Feb)                          0:30   IT EU Trade balance (Jan)       9:00
JP Consumer Confidence (Feb)           5:00    UK BRC Retail Sales Monitor              JP Industrial Production               AU Quarterly Bulletin released    0:30   IT Total Trade Balance (Jan) 9:00
IT GDP (Final) (Q4)                   9:00       (Feb)                          0:01      (Final) (Jan)                4:30   CH SECO March 2012                       EU Trade Balance (Jan)         10:00
PT CPI/HICP (Feb)                    10:00    UK RICS House Price Balance (Feb) 0:01   FI CPI (Feb)                    7:00      Economic Forecasts             6:45   IT Current Account (Jan)       10:00
EU Euro-Area FinMins meet            16:00    AU Housing Finance (Jan)          0:30   AT CPI (Feb)                    9:00   CH Industrial Production (Q4)     8:15   CA Manufacturing sales (Jan) 12:30
US Budget (Feb)                      18:00    AU Lending Finance (Jan)          0:30   SE AMV Unemployment (Feb) 9:00         CH SNB - Libor Rate (Mar)         8:30   US CPI (Feb)                   12:30
NZ REINZ House Price Index                    AU NAB Business Conditions               UK Average Earnings                    CH SNB monetary policy                   US Capacity utilisation (Feb) 13:15
   (12th-16th) (Feb)                             & Confidence (Feb)              0:30      (incl. bonus) (Jan)          9:30      assessment                     8:30   US Industrial production (Feb) 13:15
                                              FR CPI/HICP (Feb)                 6:30   UK Claimant Count Change               NL Industrial Production (Jan)    8:30   US Univ of Mich Sent.
                                              FR Current Account (Jan)          7:45      (Feb)                        9:30   NL Retail Trade (Jan)             8:30      (Prelim.) (Mar)             13:55
                                              ES CPI/HICP (Feb)                 8:00   UK Claimant Count Rate (Feb) 9:30      NL Unemployment (Feb)             8:30   JP Minutes of prior Monetary
                                              EU EU FinMins meet                8:00   UK ILO Unemployment Rate (Jan) 9:30    SE SCB Unemployment (Feb)         8:30      Policy Meeting (13-14 Feb)
                                              CH Producer & Import prices (Feb) 8:15   CH Credit Suisse ZEW Survey            EU Monthly Bulletin released                published
                                              NL Trade Balance (Jan)            8:30      (Mar)                       10:00      by ECB                         9:00   UK BoE FPC Committee to
                                              SE CPI (Feb)                      8:30   EU HICP (Final) (Feb)          10:00   NO Trade Balance (Feb)            9:00      hold meeting
                                              IT CPI/HICP (Final) (Feb)         9:00   EU Industrial production (Jan) 10:00   EU Employment (Q4)               10:00
                                              UK DCLG House Prices (Jan) 9:30          CA Capacity Utilisation (Q4) 12:30
                                                                                                                                                                       17 SATURDAY
                                                                                                                              EU Labour Cost Index (Q4)        10:00
                                              DE ZEW (Current Conditions)              CA Motor Vehicle Sales (Jan) 12:30                                              WLD OECD to give interim
                                                                                                                              US Empire State Survey (Mar)     12:30
                                                 (Mar)                         10:00                                                                                     assessment of their
                                                                                       US Current Account (Q4)        12:30   US PPI (Feb)                     12:30
                                              DE ZEW (Economic Sentiment)                                                                                                Economic Outlook
                                                                                       US Import Price Index (Feb) 12:30      US Initial Claims (10/03/2012)   12:30
                                                  (Mar)                        10:00
                                                                                       NO Norges Bank - Interest Rate13:00    US Net Long-term TICS Flows
                                                                                                                                                                       18 SUNDAY
                                              EU ZEW (Economic Sentiment)
                                                                                       JP BoJ Monthly Economic                   (Jan)                         13:00   NZ Westpac Consumer
                                                  (Mar)                        10:00
                                                                                          Report                              BE Trade Balance (Jan)           14:00      Confidence (17th-19th) (Q1) 21:00
                                              US Retail Sales (Feb)            12:30
                                                                                       NO Press Conference &                  US Philadelphia Fed Survey
                                              US Business inventories (Jan) 14:00
                                                                                          Monetary Policy Report                 (Mar)                         14:00
                                              US IBD Consumer Optimism (Mar)14:00         following Norges Bank               WLD G20 Sherpas Meeting
                                              US FOMC Monetary Policy                     Interest Rate announcement             (to 16 Mar)
                                                 Announcement                  18:15
                                              JP Interest Rate Announcement
                                                 following Monetary Policy

19                                            20                                       21                                     22                                       23
NZ BNZ-Business NZ PSI (Feb)          21:30   AU Minutes of prior (6 Mar)              NZ Current Account (Q4)        21:45   NZ GDP (Q4)                    21:45     FR INSEE Business
NZ NZIER releases NZ                             Reserve Bank Board                    AU Westpac-MI Leading Index            JP Customs Cleared Trade (Feb)23:50         Confidence (Mar)            7:45
    Consensus Forecasts              23:00       meeting released             0:30        (Jan)                       23:30   CH Trade Balance (Feb)           7:00    ES PPI (Feb)                  8:00
UK Nationwide Consumer                        DE PPI (Feb)                    7:00     AU Internet Skilled Vacancies          FR Flash Manufacturing PMI               CH SNB releases Q1
    Confidence (19th-23rd)                     FI Unemployment (Feb)           7:00        (Feb)                        0:00      (Mar)                         7:58       Quarterly Bulletin
    (Feb)                              0:01   NL Consumer Confidence (Mar) 8:30         JP All Industry activity index         FR Flash Services PMI (Mar) 7:58            (Monetary policy report
EU Current Account (Jan)               9:00   UK CPI (Feb)                    9:30        (Jan)                        4:30                                               - Business cycle trends)   8:30
                                                                                                                              DE Flash Manufacturing PMI
IT Industrial Orders (Jan)             9:00   UK CBI Industrial Trends (Mar) 11:00     IS Sedlabanki - Interest Rate             (Mar)                         8:28    IT Retail sales (Jan)         9:00
CA Wholesale Sales (Jan)              12:30   US Building Permits (Feb)     12:30         (Feb)                        9:00   DE Flash Services PMI (Mar) 8:28         UK BBA Mortgage Approvals
US NAHB Builders survey                                                                NO Unemployment (AKU/LFS)                                                          (Feb)                      9:30
                                              US Housing Starts (Feb)       12:30                                             NL Consumer Spending (Jan) 8:30
    (Mar)                             14:00                                               (Jan)                        9:00                                            CA CPI (Feb)                 11:00
                                              BE BNB Consumer                                                                 NL GDP (Final) (Q4)              8:30
                                                 Confidence (Mar)            14:00      UK Public Borrowing (PSNB                                                       US New Home Sales (Feb)      14:00
                                                                                          ex interventions) (Feb)      9:30   EU Flash Manufacturing PMI (Mar) 8:58
                                                                                                                                                                       UK FPC statement following
                                                                                       UK Minutes of prior (7-8 Mar)          EU Flash Services PMI (Mar) 8:58            previous meeting (16 Mar)
                                                                                          MPC meeting released         9:30   EU Flash Composite PMI (Mar) 8:58
                                                                                       CH SNB to publish Monthly              UK Retail Sales (Feb)            9:30    24 SATURDAY
                                                                                          Statistical Bulletin for            EU Industrial New Orders (Jan) 10:00     DE Import Price Index
                                                                                          March 2012                  10:00   CA Retail Sales (Jan)          12:30        (24th-30th) (Feb)            7:00
                                                                                       IE GDP (21st-30th) (Q4)        11:00   US Initial Claims (17/03/2012) 12:30
                                                                                       UK Chancellor Osborne to               BE BNB Business Sentiment
                                                                                                                                                                       25 SUNDAY
                                                                                          give Budget speech          12:30      (Mar)                       14:00     EU & UK Daylight Saving Time
                                                                                       CA Leading indicator (Feb)     12:30                                               starts, clocks go forward
                                                                                                                              US FHFA House Price Index (Jan)14:00
                                                                                                                                                                          one hour
                                                                                       US Existing home sales (Feb) 14:00     US Leading Indicator (Feb)     14:00
                                                                                       EU ECB hold non-rate setting           EU Flash Consumer Sentiment
                                                                                          meeting                                (Mar)                       15:00
26                                            27                                       28                                     29                                       30
NZ Trade Balance (Feb)       21:45            JP CSPI (Feb)              23:50         AU Financial Stability Review          JP Retail Sales (Feb)          23:50     NZ Building Permits (Feb)       22:45
UK Nationwide house prices                    CH UBS Consumption Indicator                released                   1:30     NZ National Bank Business                UK GfK Consumer Confidence
    (26th-30th) (Mar)         6:00               (Feb)                     6:00        FR GDP (Final) (Q4)           5:30        Confidence report released 0:00           (Mar)                        23:01
NL Producer Confidence (Mar) 8:30              DE GFK Consumer Sentiment                SE Consumer Confidence (Mar) 7:15       NZ NBNZ Business Confidence               JP Industrial Production
DE IFO Business Climate (Mar) 9:00               (Apr)                     7:00        SE Economic Tendency Survey               (Mar)                         1:00       (Prelim.) (Feb)              23:50
DE IFO Current Conditions                     SE PPI (Feb)                 7:30           (Mar)                      7:15     ES Flash HICP (Mar)              7:00    AU Private Sector Credit (Feb) 0:30
    (Mar)                     9:00            SE Trade Balance (Feb)       7:30        SE Manufacturing Confidence             SE Retail sales (Feb)            7:30    NZ Monetary Aggregates M3
DE IFO Expectations (Mar)     9:00            FR INSEE Consumer                           (Mar)                      7:15     DE Unemployment Change (Mar) 7:55           (Feb)                         2:00
US Pending Home Sales (Feb) 14:00                Confidence (Mar)           7:45        EU M3 Money Supply (Feb)      8:00     NO NAV Unemployment (Mar) 8:00           JP Construction orders (Feb) 5:00
                                              UK Current Account (Q4)      8:30        IT ISAE Consumer Confidence             UK BoE - Mortgage Approvals              JP Housing starts (Feb)          5:00
                                              UK GDP (3rd Est.) (Q4)       8:30           (Mar)                      8:00        (Feb)                         8:30    DE Retail Sales (30th-5th) (Feb) 6:00
                                              UK CBI Distributive Trades               IT ISAE Business Sentiment             UK BoE - Net Consumer Credit             FR Consumer Spending (Feb) 6:45
                                                 (Mar)                    11:00           (Mar)                      9:00        (Feb)                         8:30    FR PPI (Feb)                     6:45
                                              US S&P Case-Shiller Home                 DE CPI/HICP (Prelim.) (Mar) 12:00      UK BoE - Secured Lending (Feb) 8:30      CH KOF leading indicator (Mar) 7:00
                                                 Price (Jan)              13:00                                               UK BSA Mortgage Statistics (Feb) 8:30    ES Retail Sales (Feb)            7:00
                                              US Consumer confidence                                                           UK Index of Services (Jan)       8:30    EU Euro-Area FinMins meet        7:00
                                                 (Mar)                    14:00                                               UK M4 Money Supply (Feb)         8:30    IT PPI (Feb)                     8:00
                                                                                                                              EU Business Climate Index (Mar) 9:00     NO Retail Sales (Feb)            8:00
                                                                                                                              EU Consumer Sentiment (Mar) 9:00         EU Flash HICP (Mar)              9:00
                                                                                                                              EU Economic Sentiment (Mar) 9:00         IT CPI/HICP (Prelim.) (Mar) 9:00
                                                                                                                              EU Industrial Sentiment (Mar) 9:00       IT Hourly Wages (Jan)            9:00
                                                                                                                              BE CPI (Mar)                     9:15    EU EU-27 FinMins and Central
                                                                                                                              US Core PCE Price Index                     Bankers Meet in Denmark
                                                                                                                                 (Final) (Q4)                12:30        (to 31 Mar)                  10:30
                                                                                                                              US GDP Annualised (Final) (Q4) 12:30     US Core PCE Price Index (Feb) 12:30
                                                                                                                              US GDP Deflator (Final) (Q4) 12:30        US Personal income (Feb)        12:30
                                                                                                                              US Initial Claims (24/03/2012) 12:30     US Personal spending (Feb) 12:30
 Every effort is made to provide completely
 accurate information, 4CAST cannot
                                                                                                                              WLD ASEAN Finance and                    US Chicago PMI (Mar)            13:45
 be held responsible for inaccuracies or                                                                                         Central Bank Deputies to meet         US Univ of Mich Sent.
 omissions, or for changes in the details                                                                                                                                 (Final) (Mar)                13:55
 contained herein.
                                                                                                                                                                       ES Current Account (Jan)

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