Economic Indicators

Accelerating inflation points to likely ECB monetary policy change: ZEW

Accelerating inflation points to likely ECB monetary policy change: ZEW

Published 17/10/2017

Accelerating inflation bodes well for the German economy and makes it more probable that the European Central Bank will alter its ultra-loose monetary policy, the ZEW research institute said on Tuesday. [more…]

Greek economy in recession in 2016: statistics agency

Greek economy in recession in 2016: statistics agency

Published 17/10/2017

Greece's economy contracted by 0.2 percent last year, the head of statistics service ELSTAT said on Tuesday, releasing its second estimate of full-year 2016 gross domestic product. [more…]

UK inflation hits 5-1/2-year high in September, keeps BoE hike on track

UK inflation hits 5-1/2-year high in September, keeps BoE hike on track

Published 17/10/2017

British inflation rose to its highest level in more than five years in September, according to official data that could make the Bank of England more likely to raise interest rates next month. [more…]

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Allies press Catalan leader to declare full independence, ignore Madrid deadlines

Published 13/10/2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont came under pressure from one of his key allies on Friday to declare full independence and ignore a threat of direct rule from the Spanish government. [more…]

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Published 09/10/2017

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia's capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to declaring independence from Spain, showing how divided the region is on the issue. [more…]

German industrial output posts biggest surge since July 2011

German industrial output posts biggest surge since July 2011

Published 09/10/2017

German industrial production jumped more than expected in August, posting its biggest monthly increase in more than six years, data showed on Monday, in a further sign that Europe's biggest economy is set for solid growth in the third quarter. [more…]

China services sector growth falls to 21-month low in September: Caixin PMI

China services sector growth falls to 21-month low in September: Caixin PMI

Published 09/10/2017

Business activity in China's services sector grew at its slowest pace in 21 months in September as the pace of new business cooled, a private survey showed. [more…]

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma expected to dim U.S. jobs growth in short term

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma expected to dim U.S. jobs growth in short term

Published 06/10/2017

U.S. job growth probably slowed further in September as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left displaced workers temporarily unemployed and delayed hiring, the latest indication that the storms undercut economic activity in the third quarter. [more…]

BOJ tankan corporate inflation expectations flagging

BOJ tankan corporate inflation expectations flagging

Published 03/10/2017

Japanese companies' inflation expectations eased slightly in September from three months ago in a worrying sign the economy continues to struggle with a deflationary mindset. [more…]

Euro zone inflation miss supports case for ECB caution

Euro zone inflation miss supports case for ECB caution

Published 29/09/2017

Euro zone inflation undershot expectations in September, Eurostat data showed on Friday, highlighting that price growth remained week and supporting the European Central Bank's case for only gradual removal of stimulus. [more…]