euro area economic sentiment

Sharp Drop this Month in Euroland Economic Sentiment

April 29, 2019

Economic sentiment in the euro area recorded the steepest month-to-month deterioration since December, printing at a 31-month low of 104.0 versus 105.6 in March and 111.8 last June. The biggest hit was absorbed by industrial sector sentiment, which fell by 2.5 points to -4.1. Construction, retail, and consumer confidence also lost ground in April, while […] More

Less Fear about Italy, More Fear Over Trade

May 30, 2018

Highly successful Italian 10-year and 5-year sovereign debt auctions following growing incohesion among anti-euro political elements in that country alleviated one source of market strains. 10-year government bond yields fell by 24 basis points in Italy, 21 bps in Greece, 9 bps in Portugal and 4 bps in Spain. Yields, by contrast, rose 11 bps […] More