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  • Article / Thursday at 5:07 GMT

    3 Numbers: GDP pundits expect stall-speed US growth

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: GDP pundits expect stall-speed US growth
    Judging by this month’s mild bounce in Europe's consumer sector it’s reasonable to wonder if sentiment in the Eurozone businesses community might brighten up. Meanwhile US growth appears to be stumbling, and Q1 GDP is expected to deliver the weakest growth since the first quarter of 2014.
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  • Article / 15 April 2016 at 5:01 GMT

    3 Numbers: Hopes for US industry boost from new orders

    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    Finland
    3 Numbers: Hopes for US industry boost from new orders
    It looks like a quiet data day ahead of the IMF weekend and next week's ECB meeting. US industrial production will be the most important release. After a long deterioration, the manufacturing PMI is now promising a turnaround. Consumers are also feeling relatively upbeat. Meanwhile in Europe, the trade surplus has been hit by the stronger euro and the weak global demand.
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  • Calendar event / 29 March 2016 at 14:00 GMT

    US Consumer Confidence Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Cons Conf Idx
    93.8
    96.2
    Med Expectation Idx
    84.7
    Med Present Situation Idx
    113.5
  • Article / 29 March 2016 at 6:01 GMT

    3 Numbers: US consumer confidence to tick higher

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: US consumer confidence to tick higher
    The Eurozone's monthly money supply and lending data will be a key focus today, especially considering the return to deflation that was reported in February. Across the Atlantic, the worst appears to have passed for Brazil's consumer confidence levels, while a brighter message is also expected in the US Consumer Confidence Index.
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  • Article / 24 March 2016 at 5:59 GMT

    3 Numbers: US factory orders headed for February skid

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: US factory orders headed for February skid
    Internal growth is still stable in Germany, even if the "wise men" have trimmed GDP growth estimates for 2016. Meanwhile in the US there is some glimmer of hope in durable goods orders, but economists believe headwinds remain strong. Slightly more hope resides in the US Services PMI which shows movement away from a recession.
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  • Article / 11 March 2016 at 14:00 GMT

    New-leaf ECB exceeds expectations, upsets investors

    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    Finland
    New-leaf ECB exceeds expectations, upsets investors
    The European Central Bank's policy-setting not only met all the expectations investors had, but exceeded them in multiple ways. This was Draghi's "whatever it takes" moment. But after the initial market euphoria, a sense of disappointment and doom set in. Investors need to adjust to a new ECB that no longer competes with other central banks but instead attacks the problems head-on.
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    11 March
    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    Danske Bank had similar views:
    *The ECB has shifted from targeting the exchange rate to supporting the credit/bank lending channel

    * The ECB’s policy shift is sensible...
    11 March
    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    Francesco Saraceno, who I've learnt to respect for his views, said:
    If the new measures will prove to be ineffective like the ones that preceded them, it will...
  • Article / 29 February 2016 at 5:56 GMT

    3 Numbers: Fears of deflation in Eurozone CPI data

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Fears of deflation in Eurozone CPI data
    After last week’s downward revision, European consumer prices continue to show a gentle but steady drift higher – but fears of deflation are still lingering about. Germany too is showing anxiety over retail spending, while in the US, numbers on pending home sales will help decide if the residential real estate market will continue to recover.
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  • Article / 26 February 2016 at 5:57 GMT

    3 Numbers: US consumers are back in play

    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    Finland
    3 Numbers: US consumers are back in play
    Today's data calendar is unusually busy. The US personal income and spending data is probably most important, as it could provide signs of accelerating spending and inflation – something that would support the Fed's tightening bias. In Europe, economic sentiment numbers are out, but the impact on financial prices is probably limited. The second estimate of US growth for the final quarter of last year will also be published; the terrible last quarter is already "spilt milk".
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