The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide To Getting The Right Things Done

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Peter Drucker says that the most effective executives all followed the same 8 practices:

  1. They asked, “What needs to be done?”
  2. They asked, “What’s right for the enterprise?”
  3. Developed action plans.
  4. Took responsibility for decisions.
  5. Took responsibility for communicating.
  6. Focused on opportunities rather than problems.
  7. Ran productive meetings.
  8. They thought and said “we” rather than “I.

KNOW THY TIME

Here’s your three-step process to being as effective as possible with your time:

  1. Recording time.
  2. Managing time.
    • ( ”What would happen if this were not done at all?”
    •   “which of the activities on my time log could be done by somebody else just as well, if not better?”)
  3. Consolidating time.
    • 1hr30min ( best timeslot )
    • No interruption

WHAT CAN I CONTRIBUTE?

“The man who focuses on efforts and who stresses his downward authority is a subordinate no matter how exalted his title and rank. But the man who focuses on contribution and who takes responsibility for results, no matter how Junior, is in the most literal sense of the phrase, “top management.” He holds himself accountable for the performance of the whole.”

Bottom line? Always be focused on what you can contribute. Always ask yourself “what can I do?” And if you’re hiring an employee ask that employee “what can you do for our organization?” According to Peter Drucker, to focus on contribution is to focus on effectiveness.

4 Basic requirements of human relations
  1. Communications.
  2. Teamwork
  3. Individual Self-development.
  4. Development of others

MAKING STRENGTH PRODUCTIVE

“Making strengths productive is fundamentally an attitude expressed in behaviour. It is fundamentally respect for the person — one’s own as well as others. It is a value system in action. But it is again “learning through doing” and self-development through practice. In making strengths productive, the executive integrates individual purpose and organization needs, individual capacity and organization results, individual achievement and organization opportunity.”
So, how can you staff for strength?

By keeping the following 4 rules in mind:

  1. Effective executives never assume that jobs are “created by nature or by God.” They understand that they’ve been designed by highly fallible men.
  2. Effective executives make big and demanding jobs that are designed to be challenging enough to let someone’s strengths shine.
  3. Effective executives understand that they have to start with what a new hire CAN DO rather than what a job requires. They do not focus on weaknesses in their performance appraisals.
  4. Effective executives know that to get strength one has to put up with weaknesses.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

“If there is any one “secret” of effectiveness, it is concentration. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.”

To focus on ONE thing at a time. That means:

  • shutting down facebook,
  • turning off your phone (whenever necessary)
  • having only one browser open at a time (and closing out the 32 other tabs you’ve got open in your browser)

THE ELEMENTS OF DECISION-MAKING

  1. The first question the effective decision-maker asks is: “Is this a generic situation or an exception?” It is this common human tendency to confuse plausibility with morality which makes the incomplete hypothesis so dangerous a mistake and so hard to correct. The effective decision-maker, therefore, always assumes initially that the problem is generic. One of the most obvious facts of social and political life is the longevity of the temporary.
  2. The second major element in the decision-process is clear specifications as to what the decision has to accomplish.
  3. One has to start out with what is right rather than what is acceptable (let alone who is right) precisely because one always has to compromise in the end. For there are two different kinds of compromise. One kind is expressed in the old proverb: “Half a loaf is better than no bread.” The other kind is expressed in the story of the Judgment of Solomon, which was clearly based on the realization that “half a baby is worse than no baby at all.”
  4. Converting the decision into action is the fourth major element in the decision-process. In fact, no decision has been made unless carrying it out in specific steps has become someone’s work assignment and responsibility. Until then, there are only good intentions.
  5. Finally, a feedback has to be built into the decision to provide a continuous testing, against actual events, of the expectations that underlie the decisions.

EFFECTIVE DECISIONS

“A decision is a judgment. It is a choice between alternatives. it is rarely a choice between right and wrong. It is at best a choice between “almost right” and “probably wrong” — but much more often a choice between two courses of action neither of which is probably more nearly right, than the other.”

So, how do we make the right decisions?

  • We shouldn’t rush the decision making process,
  • And we shouldn’t make decisions without hearing from an opposing party first — that is, we shouldn’t decide without a disagreement. Why? Because disagreements force us to look at things differently, thus stimulating the imagination, and eventually leading us towards the most effective decisions in the long run.

DECISION MAKING AND THE COMPUTER

“The strength of the computer lies in its being a logic machine. It does precisely what it is programmed to do. This makes it fast and precise. It also makes it a total moron.; for logic is essentially stupid. It is doing the simple and obvious. The human being, by contrast, is not logical; he is perceptual. This means that he is slow and sloppy. But he is also bright and has insight. The human being can adapt; that is, he can infer from scanty information or from no information at all what the total picture might be like. He can remember a great many things nobody has programed.”

EFFECTIVENESS MUST BE LEARNED

“Only executive effectiveness can enable this society to harmonize its two needs: the needs of organization to obtain from the individual the contribution it needs, and the need of the individual to have organization serve as his tool for the accomplishment of his purposes. Effectiveness must be learned.”

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BIG MARKET NEWS WEEK 30 March 2015 – 03 Apr 2015

New Zealand Tuesday, March 31, 2015 02:00
NZD     ANZ Business Confidence (Feb)
Germany Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:55  
EUR Unemployment Change (Mar)
Germany Tuesday, March 31, 2015 09:55  
EUR Unemployment Rate s.a. (Mar)
United Kingdom Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30  
GBP Gross Domestic Product (YoY) (Q4)
United Kingdom Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30  
GBP Gross Domestic Product (QoQ) (Q4)
European Monetary Union Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00  
EUR Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Mar)Preliminar
European Monetary Union Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00  
EUR Consumer Price Index – Core (YoY) (Mar)Preliminar
European Monetary Union Tuesday, March 31, 2015 n/a  
EUR G7 Meeting
Canada Tuesday, March 31, 2015 14:30  
CAD Gross Domestic Product (MoM)
United States Tuesday, March 31, 2015 17:00  
USD Consumer Confidence (Mar)
Japan Wednesday, April 1, 2015 01:50  
JPY     Tankan Large Manufacturing Outlook (Q1)
Australia Wednesday, April 1, 2015 02:30  
AUD Building Permits (MoM) (Feb)
China Wednesday, April 1, 2015 03:00  
CNY NBS Manufacturing PMI (Mar)
China Wednesday, April 1, 2015 03:45  
CNY HSBC Manufacturing PMI (Mar)
United Kingdom Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:30  
GBP Markit Manufacturing PMI (Mar)
United States Wednesday, April 1, 2015 14:15  
USD ADP Employment Change (Mar)
United States Wednesday, April 1, 2015 16:00  
USD ISM Manufacturing PMI (Mar)
New Zealand Wednesday, April 1, 2015 n/a  
NZD GDT Price Index
Australia Thursday, April 2, 2015 02:30  
AUD Trade Balance (Feb)
United Kingdom Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:30  
GBP PMI Construction (Mar)
Canada Thursday, April 2, 2015 14:30  
CAD International Merchandise Trade (Feb)
United States Thursday, April 2, 2015 14:30  
USD Trade Balance (Feb)
United States Thursday, April 2, 2015 14:30  
USD Initial Jobless Claims (Mar 27)
European Monetary Union Thursday, April 2, 2015 15:30  
EUR ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
United States Friday, April 3, 2015 14:30  
USD Nonfarm Payrolls (Mar)
United States Friday, April 3, 2015 14:30  
USD Unemployment Rate (Mar)

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Book :: Zero to One.

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German-American Entrepreneur Peter Andreas Thiel is the CEO of Paypal (which he co-founded with Max Levchin and Elon Musk), and the Chairman of Palantir. He is also a Venture Capitalist and a Hedge Fund Manager.

Stanford graduate Blake Masters, is an Entrepreneur and the co author of Zero to One. In addition to being a lawyer and a Cross Fitter, Masters is also a co-founder at Judicata and a former employee of Box and Founders Fund.

, Zero to One, is basically a compilation of lectures delivered by Thiel during his teaching years at Stanford. Together, Thiel and Masters assemble a convincing set of norms for businesspersons, fresh companies, and aspiring leaders to consider as an outline guide when building the “next big thing” .

While certain segments of the book are incredibly organized, some may be found rather dry and dull, – depending on the previous experiences of the experience. However, in each chapter Thiel includes striking examples illustrating critical elements to bear in. For example, “Most fights inside a company happen when colleagues compete for the same responsibilities.” is one telling scenario.
Thiel spends a lot of the introduction and first section highlighting the contrast between going from “1 to n” (accomplishing a greater amount of what’s been carried out today) versus going from “0 to 1” (doing something that has never been carried out previously). The first step to figure it out correctly is to ask what we know from the past.

Often we make compromising decisions about taking up a new business and mistakenly accredit it to past mistakes. For instance: considering the fact that entrepreneurs over-invested in “innovation” way back in the late ’90s doesn’t mean that business enthusiasts of today ought to strictly implement being as “lean” as possible in their business approach.

Here is some other stuff

The past does not equal the future

Avoid Competition

Build a monopoly

  • Niche first, expand later.
  • Do not disrupt. Avoid competing. Create something that contributes to the overall growth of the industry/market you’re serving instead.

  •  Make everyone do/focus on one big thing. Nothing more.
  • Hire people that want to work for you because they believe in what you and the organization believe.
  • Make sure everyone gets along.
  • Don’t be afraid to hire people who are a little obsessive about their work. It’s not always a bad thing

SELL SELL SELL

“If you’ve invented something new but you haven’t invented an effective way to sell it, you have a bad business — no matter how good the product.”

 

Lets stop here !! I suggest you buy this nice book today and enjoy a nice future 

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Slow It Down… Relax. Meditate.

Scattered mental activity and energy keeps us separated from each other, from our environment, from reality, and from ourselves. And that’s a fact.

From time to time, we always look for ways on how to loosen the grip of the “occupied aura” which dominates our existence. And as a result of being too much hasten up looking for strategies, we end up being more unrelaxed and more and more pre-occupied as well.

MEDITATION. This is a word of the mouth that has been passed on through different generations, and was practiced since the biblical days to ease our “disturbed nature“. It was proven and tested for relaxation and reflection as it is purely to engage in mental exercises and concentration to elevate ourselves to spiritual awareness through its calming effect. Forms of meditation are typically devotional, scriptural or thematic, while Asian forms of meditation are often more purely technical. But the most common form of meditation is simply called ‘prayer‘.

Thousands of years ago, different practices of meditating were mastered and spread across nations. The most common is Zazen Concentration (the study of self), which is known as the “meditation school” of Buddhism. In zazen, they focus on the breath as it is the vital force or the central activity of our bodies.

Although Zazen looks very disciplined, the muscles should be soft. You need to take note that it is what you do with your mind, not what you do with your feet or legs. Thus, keep the back straight and centered, rather than slouching or leaning to the side, to allow the diaphragm to move freely.

Zafu will help you fully relax as this meditation seat is filled with reed-mace down. Plus, it raises the hips that makes the entire range of cross-legged sitting positions more stable for the meditators. There are also applied sitting practices which will be of big help for you.


1.) Burmese Position Meditation

2.) Seiza/ Sitting Position Meditation

3.) Half Lotus Position Meditation

4.) Full Lotus Position Meditation

Frankly speaking, majority of us hate lengthy works; we prefer the ones hasty and easy. And some called it Self-Meditation. By doing so, there are no other applied techniques but solely yours, that means, you can initiate free techniques by yourself.

Here are some of the sample Self-Meditation techniques: (by Geoffrey James)

1.) Sit cross-legged in a quiet place, preferably on a low pillow to reduce strain on your back. Take deep breaths.

2.) Close your eyes and listen to your inner monologue. The thoughts that spin and chatter through your mind all the time are your “monkey mind.” Don’t be in a haste to stop it from chattering yet. Instead, just observe how it jumps from thought to thought to thought. Do this for five minutes every day for a week.

3.) After a week, without trying to silence your monkey mind, during the meditation, shift your attention to the part of your brain that thinks slowly and quietly, which is the “ox mind”. It senses things around you and doesn’t try to assign meaning to anything. It just sees, hears, and feels. Most people only feel their ox mind when they experience a “breathtaking moment” that temporarily stops the monkey mind from chattering. However, even when your monkey mind is driving you crazy with rush-rush-rush and push-push-push, your ox mind is still there, thinking its slow, deep thoughts.

4.) Once you’re feeling more aware of your ox mind, ask it to start quieting your monkey mind down. Try to imagine the monkey mind going to sleep due to the slow walking of the ox as it moves patiently along the road. Don’t get upset if your monkey mind keeps waking up. It’s a monkey, so it can’t help acting like one. However, you’ll find that, despite its protests, your monkey mind would rather give it a rest.

5.) As your monkey mind calms down, continue to shift your attention to your ox mind. Each breath will seem to take a long time. You’ll feel the air on your skin. You may feel your blood flowing through your body. If you open your eyes, the world will look brand new and even rather strange. A window, for example, becomes just a square thing that full of light. It doesn’t need to be opened or closed or cleaned or repaired or anything else. It’s just there. You’re just there.

6.) While on it, you’ll know you’re doing the exercise correctly when it seems as if no time has passed at all between when you started the timer and when it goes off. When you succeed at that, gradually increase the amount of time you spend each day. Weirdly, no matter how long you practice, it will seem as if no time has passed.

Its valuable results: completely eliminates stress, end insomnia, and most importantly, it will allow you to think more clearly and more creatively about everything happening in your own life

Either way, let us take time to spare our minds from the world’s fast-track and errands. Let us not forget to take good care of ourselves, most especially to save the chakra that comes from within us or on the outside. It is also important to be patient and persistent, to not be constantly thinking of a goal and mindfulness will create a positive change in your life. It may be time consuming just by thinking about it, but if you are eager to give it a try, you will succeed in doing so and it’s all worth it. Remember, Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever, so we may never know when and how soon we will be needing these energies the most.

Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace.
Muktananda

 

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Catch-22 situation: the derivatives work as long as they’re not needed

The world’s next credit crunch could make 2008 look like a hiccup

Is this why central bankers are so scared of raising interest rates?

 

A solar eclipse, a super moon, the FTSE 100 breaching 7,000 and the US Federal Reserve speaking in tongues – truly some kind of financial apocalypse must be nigh. Well, maybe.

We are certainly living in strange times. An unprecedented monetary experiment is coming to a staggered end and no one knows the potential repercussions – a plague of frogs cannot be entirely ruled out.

For the time being, the markets remain sanguine, expecting, for example, a gentle increase in the Bank of England’s main interest rate to just 1.5pc by the end of the decade. And, who knows, maybe the markets are right.

But maybe it’s too quiet. Last week, Ray Dalio, the founder of the $165bn (£110bn) hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, wrote a widely-circulated note warning his clients that the US Federal Reserve risked setting off a 1937-style crash when it starts raising interest rates again.

Then, as now, the central bank had spent years printing money in order to help the American economy recover from the 1929 crash. But the side effect was a stock market bubble, which promptly burst when the Fed prematurely increased rates. Mr Dalio is worried about a repeat performance: “We don’t know – nor does the Fed – exactly how much tightening will knock over the apple cart.”

 

It’s true that the policy and regulatory response to the last crisis often sows the seeds for the next. It is not hard to map out a sequence of events in which that proves to be the case again. If it were, a US stock market crash might be the least of our problems.

In 1937 the US was, economically speaking, an island, entire of itself; today, thanks to globalisation, the power of the dollar and a long period of ultra-loose monetary policy, it is a part of the main.

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, recently raised concerns in India about the ripple effect of Fed tightening on countries that have borrowed heavily in dollars and whose still-recovering economies remain vulnerable to a rate rise.

And in 1937 the equity markets were the financial be-all and end-all; today they are dwarfed by the debt markets, which are, in turn, dwarfed by the derivatives markets.

The total value of all global equities was around $70 trillion in June last year, according to the World Federation of Exchanges; meanwhile, the notional value of all outstanding derivatives contracts was more than $690  trillion. It is worth noting that the vast majority (around four-fifths) of all existing derivatives contracts are based on interest rates.

The derivatives market is the not the vast roulette table of popular perception. These financial instruments are essentially insurance policies – they are designed to protect the holder from adverse price movements.

If you are worried about (to pick some unlikely examples) a strong euro, or expensive oil, or rising interest rates, you can buy a contract that pays out if your fears are realised. Managed well, the gain from the derivative should offset the loss from the underlying price movement.

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Interest rates are supposed to reflect credit-worthiness but …

Interest rates are supposed to reflect credit-worthiness of a country, thus investors should require financially weak countries to pay higher interest rates to compensate for risk.

That makes it difficult to explain why a 10-year government bond in the United States yields 2.05 percent, while 10-year bonds in France, Italy and Spain yield 0.53 percent, 1.25 percent and 1.23 percent, respectively.

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BIG MARKET NEWS WEEK 24 MAR 2015 – 27 MAR 2015

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  • 83
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BIG MARKET NEWS WEEK 16 MAR 2015 – 20 MAR 2015

European Monetary Union Monday, March 16, 2015 19:45
EUR ECB President Draghi’s Speech
Australia Tuesday, March 17, 2015 01:30
AUD RBA Meeting’s Minutes
Japan Tuesday, March 17, 2015 n/a
JPY BoJ Press Conference
Japan Tuesday, March 17, 2015 n/a
JPY     BoJ Monetary Policy Statement
European Monetary Union Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:00
EUR       Consumer Price Index – Core (YoY) (Feb)
European Monetary Union Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:00
EUR Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Feb)
               Germany Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:00
EUR     ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment (Mar)
Canada Tuesday, March 17, 2015 13:30
CAD       Manufacturing Shipments (MoM) (Jan)
United States Tuesday, March 17, 2015 13:30
USD Building Permits (MoM) (Feb)
United Kingdom Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:30
GBP BOE MPC Vote Cut
United Kingdom Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:30
GBP BOE MPC Vote Hike
United Kingdom Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:30
GBP BOE MPC Vote Unchanged
United States Wednesday, March 18, 2015 19:00
USD Fed Interest Rate Decision
United States Wednesday, March 18, 2015 19:00
USD Fed’s Monetary Policy Statement
United States Wednesday, March 18, 2015 19:00
USD FOMC Economic Projections
United States Wednesday, March 18, 2015 19:00
USD FOMC Economic Projections
United States Wednesday, March 18, 2015 19:30
USD Fed’s Monetary Policy Statement and press conference
New Zealand Wednesday, March 18, 2015 22:45
NZD Gross Domestic Product (YoY) (Q4)
New Zealand Wednesday, March 18, 2015 22:45
NZD Gross Domestic Product (QoQ) (Q4)
Switzerland Thursday, March 19, 2015 09:30
CHF SNB Interest Rate Decision
European Monetary Union Thursday, March 19, 2015 11:15
EUR Targeted LTRO
United States Thursday, March 19, 2015 13:30
USD Initial Jobless Claims (Mar 13)
United States Thursday, March 19, 2015 15:00
USD     Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey (Mar)
Australia Friday, March 20, 2015 03:00
AUD RBA’s Governor Glenn Stevens Speech
Canada Friday, March 20, 2015 13:30
CAD Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Feb)
Canada Friday, March 20, 2015 13:30
CAD Bank of Canada Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) Feb)

 

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Do we have Putin or Putout ?

Where’s Vladimir Putin? Russia’s President has been awol for 10 days and the rumour mill is in overdrive

Here are some articles on the net about this event

 

Where is Vladimir Putin? What we know about the Russian president’s “disappearance.”

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/13/8212313/putin-missing

Vladimir Putin has been ‘neutralised’ by astealthy coup as rumours about his health and well-being continue to flourish
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2995335/Vladimir-Putin-neutralised-stealthy-coup-rumours-health-continue-flourish.html#ixzz3UR86MVHg

Claims of ill health and fatherhood have been denied, but in his absence, the popularity of Russia’s strongman leader (according to pro-Kremlin pollsters) has hit an all-time high

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/wheres-vladimir-putin-russias-president-has-been-awol-for-10-days-and-the-rumour-mill-is-in-overdrive-10108706.html

This is why it’s impossible for the Kremlin to lie about Putin’s weird disappearance

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/03/14/this-is-why-its-impossible-for-the-kremlin-to-lie-about-putins-weird-disappearance/

‘His handshakes break hands’: Press secretary dismisses Putin illness rumors

Read more: http://rt.com/politics/240025-russia-peskov-putin-health/

Russia is preparing for something at the Kremlin while Putin’s absence baffles everyone

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/whats-happening-with-putin-and-russia-2015-3#ixzz3UR9NIWGR

Speculation keeps roiling as Putin remains out of sight

Read more : http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2015-03/15/content_19813103.htm?

News Analysis: Three Scenarios For A Succession In Russia

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-succession-scenarios/26899859.html

Putin’s “Praetorian Guard” – 10 October 2013 –

http://imrussia.org/en/analysis/politics/572-putins-praetorian-guard

Girkin: Putin will be murdered like the Tsar, or die in prison like Milosevic

http://ukrainianpolicy.com/girkin-putin-will-be-murdered-like-the-tsar-or-die-in-prison-like-milosevic/

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BIG MARKET NEWS WEEK 08 MAR 2015 – 14 MAR 2015

This Week : March 8 – March 14

 

Japan Monday, Mar.09, 2015 0:50
JPY     Gross Domestic Product (QoQ) (Q4)
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EUR Eurogroup meeting
Australia Tuesday, Mar.10, 2015 01:30  
AUD    National Australia Bank’s Business Confidence (Feb)
China Tuesday, Mar.10, 2015 02:30  
CNY Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Feb)
China Tuesday, Mar.10, 2015 02:30  
CNY Consumer Price Index (MoM) (Feb)
China Tuesday, Mar.10, 2015 02:30  
CNY Producer Price Index (YoY) (Feb)
China Wednesday, Mar.11, 2015 03:00  
CNY New Loans (Feb)
China Wednesday, Mar.11, 2015 06:30  
CNY Industrial Production (YoY) (Feb)
United Kingdom Wednesday, Mar.11, 2015 10:30  
GBP Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Jan)
New Zealand Wednesday, Mar.11, 2015 21:00  
NZD Monetary Policy Statement
New Zealand Wednesday, Mar.11, 2015 21:00  
NZD Monetary Policy Statement
Australia Thursday, Mar.12, 2015 01:30  
AUD Employment Change s.a. (Feb)
Australia Thursday, Mar.12, 2015 01:30  
AUD Unemployment Rate s.a. (Feb)
United States Thursday, Mar.12, 2015 13:30  
USD Retail Sales (MoM) (Feb)
Canada Friday, Mar. 13, 2015 13:30  
CAD Net Change in Employment (Feb)
Canada Friday, Mar. 13, 2015 13:30  
CAD Unemployment Rate (Jan)
United States Friday, Mar. 13, 2015 13:30  
USD Producer Price Index (MoM) (Feb)
United States Friday, Mar. 13, 2015 14:55  
USD    Reuters/Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (Mar)Preliminar

 

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