Euroland retail sales and PPI

Taking Stock of the Mixed Signals of Recent Developments

August 3, 2022

Investors breathed a sigh of relief that the Pelosi visit to Taiwan is over but continue to worry that adverse geopolitical repercussions will outweigh any symbolic benefits. In its present fragmented political conditions, America could do without the trio of elevated tensions with Russia, China, and the Middle East. Yesterday’s primary U.S. elections demonstrated the […] More

Technical Recessions in Germany and U.K. and More Impeachment Drama in the U.S.

October 3, 2019

Composite purchasing manager surveys that embody non-manufacturing as well as manufacturing activity released for several countries in Europe by and large underperformed expectations. Most alarming were the reports for Germany and the U.K., each of which recorded slight contractions of real GDP in the second quarter. The German service sector PMI dropped 3.4 points in […] More

Trade Tensions Trigger Stampede Out of Risk

August 2, 2019

U.S.-China trade talks do not appear to be going well, and U.S. June trade data didn’t help investor confidence that the problem may get resolved. Stock markets and sovereign debt yields tumbled around the world, as investors ran from riskier assets. Among currencies, traditional safe havens like the yen (up 0.8% against the dollar overnight) […] More

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