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  • Article / Friday at 5:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: German sentiment upbeat; European PMIs, consumer mood

    Blogger / MoreLiver's Daily
    Finland
    3 Numbers: German sentiment upbeat; European PMIs, consumer mood
    German consumers have not seen any mood swings since their sentiment improved to post-crisis highs in early 2015. In the rest of Europe, PMIs suggest growth should pick up, but in 2014, unforeseen risk events failed to push the good sentiment into real activity. Hopefully China, Greece and the recent stock market selloff are not the 2015's version of unforeseen risks? European consumers have been losing faith during 2015, but perhaps the lows are getting close?
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  • Article / 13 August 2015 at 5:02 GMT

    3 Numbers: US jobless claims to hold steady; US sales, sentiment

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: US jobless claims to hold steady; US sales, sentiment
    The market is anticipating another encouraging number in today’s initial jobless claims in the US, although any rise is likely to rattle sentiment. Also in the US, retail sales will be closely watched – a disappointing number will have ramifications for the macro situation, while the mood on Main Street will be under scrutiny in today's Bloomberg’s US Consumer Comfort Index, where the trend is expected to continue to weaken.
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  • Article / 03 August 2015 at 5:01 GMT

    3 Numbers: Spain PMI offers clues for EZ growth; US income, US ISM

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Spain PMI offers clues for EZ growth; US income, US ISM
    Several manufacturing PMI reports will be released today. Spain's PMI is particularly interesting, as it may provide clues on how Eurozone economic momentum is holding up at the start of Q3. Meanwhile, the US is on track to deliver a relatively tepid gain of 0.2% for July's personal income and spending, while a slight decline is expected for the US ISM Manufacturing Index.
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  • Squawk / 30 July 2015 at 9:09 GMT
    Head of Macro Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Economic confidence climbs to 4-year high in the euro area:

    Confidence in the euro area economy rose to 104 this month vs. 103.2 expected and 103.5. This is the highest level since July 2011 when the index also stood at 104.

    The increase in overall economic confidence comes about despite a drop in consumer confidence in July to -7.1 from -5.6. But while consumers were a bit less confidence all four business segments saw improvement led by services, which rose by 1 point to 8.9 from 7.9. Manufacturing gained half a point to -2.9, and retail and construction also gained.

    Turning to the country breakdown, Spain remains the strongest of the 'big 4' with a reading of 108.7 (108.4 prior) while Germany gained 1 point to 106. Italy was practically unchanged at 106.4 while France improved to 99.3, but remains well below the other three major countries in the euro area.

    EURUSD is up some 10-15 pips on the news and now largely unchanged for the day.
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  • Calendar event / 30 June 2015 at 14:00 GMT

    US Consumer Confidence Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Consumer Confidence Index
    97.5
    101.4
    Med Expectation Index
    94.6
    Med Present Situation Index
    111.6