Euroland economic sentiment

Brexit Mess, An FOMC Announcement, and Some Weak Data Reports

January 30, 2019

Last night’s British parliamentary votes produced an ill-advised win for Prime Minister May, rejecting a no-deal option or a second referendum in favor of authorization for the prime minister to attempt a renegotiation of parts of her agreement with the rest of the EU. Those governments have repeatedly ruled out renegotiation, so a no-deal Brexit […] More

Some Weak Data from Japan and Germany and No End to U.S. Government Shutdown

January 8, 2019

Consumer confidence in Japan ended 2018 at a 25-month low. A 1.9% plunge in German industrial production in November has raised the risk of a second consecutive quarterly contraction of real GDP in Europe’s largest economy. GDP fell 0.2% in the third quarter, and industrial output posted back-to-back month-on-month declines of 0.8% in October and […] More

All Eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee

September 27, 2018

The testimonies of Kavanaugh and Blassey Ford start at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT). This has been a busy day already from a central banking and data release standpoint. The dollar overnight firmed by 0.7% against the Swiss franc, 0.6% relative to the Aussie dollar, 0.5% vis-a-vis the euro and loonie, 0.3% against the kiwi, 0.2% […] More

Big Rise in Sovereign Debt Yields Ahead of BOJ, FOMC, and BOE Policy Reviews Later This Week

July 30, 2018

Ten-year sovereign debt yields climbed so far today by 7 basis points in the U.K., 5 bps in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and 3 bps in the United States. Share prices fell in the Pacific Rim by 0.7% in Japan, 0.8% in New Zealand, 0.5% in Hong Kong and Singapore, and 0.4% in Taiwan […] More

Stronger Canadian Dollar

June 28, 2018

Today’s major dollar change has been a decline against other North American currencies. The loonie is up 0.7%, as investors have become more confident that the Bank of Canada will raise its interest rate after the July Board meeting. The Mexican peso has also strengthened. Against other currencies, the dollar shows no net change against […] More

Monday Rebound of Stocks Extended and Dollar Higher Too

March 27, 2018

Share prices closed up 2.7% in Japan, 1.2% in in Hong Kong, 1.4% in Taiwan, 1.1% in China,  1.0% in New Zealand, 0.8% in Singapore and 0.7% in Australia. In European trading, equities have risen between 1.5% and 2.0% in the U.K., Germany and Switzerland and between 1.0% and 1.5% in France, Spain and Italy. […] More

Softer Bond and Stock Values Ahead of Powell Testimony

February 27, 2018

Monday saw a big U.S. stock market rally, but equities overnight fell in contrast by 1.1% in China, 1.3% in Hong Kong, 0.3% in India, 0.2% in Taiwan and 0.1% in South Korea. In Europe, stocks so far have declined 1.0% in Greece, 0.5% in Switzerland, and 0.3% in Germany. A notable exception to the […] More

Yesterday’s Dollar Rebound Already Petering Out

January 30, 2018

The dollar‘s advance on Monday was trimmed by overnight losses of 0.5% against the Swiss franc, 0.3% relative to the euro and yen, 0.2% vis-a-vis the New Zealand and Australian dollars, and 0.1% versus the loonie and sterling. Investors want to see exactly what President Trump presents in tonight’s state of the union address and […] More

Sharp Rise in Long-Term Interest Rates

November 29, 2017

Ten-year sovereign debt yields this Wednesday have climbed nine basis points in the U.K. and five basis points in the United States and Germany. The 10-year Japanese JGB yield bucked the trend and has dipped a basis point to 0.02%. Janet Yellen, the outgoing Fed Chair, delivered her final major congressional testimony, asserting that economic […] More

U.S. Tax Reform Details Extend Rise in Sovereign Debt Yields

September 28, 2017

Ten-year sovereign debt yields climbed additionally overnight by 3 basis points in the U.S., Japan and Germany and 2 bps in Great Britain. The dollar see-sawed. On balance, it advanced 0.4% against the Australian dollar and Chinese yuan and by 0.2% versus the Swiss franc, but it slipped 0.2% against the euro and 0.1% relative […] More

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