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29. March 2019
Japan: Industrial output increases more than expected in February, but the outlook remains gloomy
28. March 2019
There were no Daily Macro updates on Thursday, March 28
27. March 2019
USA: The trade deficit will decline in the first quarter as a consequence of front-loading in 2018. A 'sustainable' trade deal seems highly unlikely
Italy: Manufacturing sentiment continues to contract. Berlin-Paris hypocrisy will keep Rome on path of even stronger China-Italy co-operation
China: A sharp decline in corporate profits reflects a weaker economy than perceived by global investors
26. March 2019
USA: Consumer confidence plunges in March. The share of households seeing plentiful-of-jobs also falls sharply
USA: Housing starts and Case-Shiller reports continue to show weakness in the housing sector
France: Business sentiment shows only tentative signs of growth stabilisation in March. 'Money talks' as Xi Jinping visits France
A short note on anecdotal evidence from China: Deterioration or Stabilisation?
25. March 2019
USA: Dallas Fed manufacturing survey shows no signs of a sustainable bounce in sentiment. The capital expenditure plans index plunges
Brazil: The news flow erodes Bolsonaro's reform process
Germany: IFO survey shows a sharp bounce in service and retailer sentiment, but manufacturing optimism continues to decline
22. March 2019
USA: Existing home sales skyrocketed in February as households benefit from falling mortgage yields
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Japan: Official inflation is benign even though households' inflation expectations hit the highest level since July 2015
21. March 2019
USA: The details in the Philadelphia Fed survey boost the probability of recession in H1-2020 which is reinforced by six more months of Fed balance sheet reduction
Britain: Economic statistics continue to defy 'hell breaks loose' scenario
Berlin and Paris act as China turns into a threat to EU's 'single market' 
20. March 2019
China: Taiwanese and other 'activity indicators' do not show signs of stronger growth on the mainland
Japan: Reuters Tankan survey slowly follows the same path as the Diffusion Index, which boosts the risk of recession in H1
19. March 2019
Weak US factory orders in January - There are surprisingly few signs of a rebound in sentiment in the regional surveys
Germany: ZEW survey shows tentative signs that the economy might have hit rock bottom - Belt-and-Road-Initiative poses a 'threat' to German and French champions
18. March 2019
Japanese trade report offers no hope yet that China could soon 'save the world'
By Invitation: Order in Xi Jinping's Parliament
15. March 2019
THERE WILL BE NO UPDATES ON MARCH 15
China: Monthly house price inflation continues to slow but Beijing and local authorities will prevent outright price decline
14. March 2019
USA: The New home sales report in January does not give cause for recession concern in 2019
China: January-February economic statistics show weakness - The risk of lower residential house prices is on the rise unless PBOC acts more aggressively
13. March 2019
USA: Durable goods orders report still shows no signs of an upcoming recession
Euro-zone: Industrial output bounces back in January after a significant decline in inventories - The outlook deteriorates as Rome, Portugal and Malta opt for China
Japan: Machinery orders report boosts the probability of a recession in H1. China cannot help Japanese exporters because of only 'reluctant' easing measures
12. March 2019
Brazil: Surprisingly subdued inflation supports the currency, but Bolsonaro's temper poses a risk to the planned economic reforms
USA: Benign inflation continues to support US households' real purchasing power
USA: Small business sentiment survey shows tentative signs of a rebound. It will be difficult for the Federal Reserve to avoid the impact of quantitative tightening
11. March 2019
US January retail sales report surprises to the upside but an already weak December report was revised down
Germany: Industrial report disappoints in January. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer challenges Merkel and Paris with her own political agenda
Turkey plunges officially into recession in Q4. The outlook remains gloomy
China: Weak monetary expansion is partly because the hands of monetary decision-makers are tied up by the trade negotiations
8. March 2019
USA: A weak non-farm payroll number was expected but not that weak. Wage inflation is still on the rise and the unemployment rate fell in February
Germany: Industrial orders plunge as demand declines across the board in January
China: January-February trade report shows the boomerang 'frontloading in 2018' is now coming back with a vengeance
ECB press conference is a reminder to investors that the economy is on the same path as Japan. Political inaction in Brussels and Berlin make the periphery turn to the One Belt One Road Initiative
7. March 2019
Euro-zone: Q4 GDP details show a significant negative contribution from inventories
Japan: The Cabinet Office's 'Diffusion Index' heralds a deeper and prolonged period of contraction or recession
6. March 2019
USA: The trade deficit inflating is not a huge surprise considering the current policy mix. The ISM survey heralds an even higher deficit in H1
USA: Robust ADP employment growth in February. The growth outlook indicated by the ISM surveys heralds robust employment growth in the first half of 2019
Australia: Growth disappoints in Q4. The risk of economic contraction in Q1 is on the rise
5. March 2019
USA: Service sentiment jumps in February. ISM orders index skyrocketed to the highest level since 2005. The survey will keep the Fed biased towards tightening in 2019
Euro-zone: Lower inflation supports retail sales in January but the 'window of relief' is closing because of a higher oil price
China: Caixin service index falls sharply as Beijing lowers growth target. Beijing plans to fight the unavoidable
4. March 2019
Euro-zone: Benign inflation at the factory gates will make ECB's Draghi talk the euro lower as politicians will fail to take action
Turkey: Disturbingly high inflation and no signs of an economic rebound could trigger a new lira sell-off ahead of the upcoming local elections
1. March 2019
USA: The rebound in the ISM manufacturing sentiment index failed to continue in February. A steep decline in the production index should give rise to concern
European and US business sentiment: A short-lived rebound followed by the same problems as in November 2018
China: Caixin manufacturing survey shows a strong rebound in the domestic orders index
Japan: The unemployment rate has hit rock bottom as the economy will contract in the first half of 2019
Highly recommended: Podcast about the future of the European Union. Interview with thematic specialist Morten Springborg from CWorldWide
28. February 2019
USA: Surprisingly robust Q4 GDP growth report is also supported by the underlying details
Sweden: Strong net-exports boost growth in the last quarter of 2018
China: Manufacturing PMI index drops again as export sentiment takes a beating but there are tentative signs of stimulus measures
27. February 2019
India-Pakistan conflict escalation challenges US foreign policy
EU business and consumer survey shows tentative signs of 'stabilisation'
Italy has all the ingredients to trigger a serious crisis. The ECB is no longer there to help
A short update of the global outlook: The stock market could soon face the same situation as in November 2018
26. February 2019
USA: Housing starts report underscores very weak December-January. Federal Reserve U-turn will create short-term rebound which will be followed by two more rate hikes in 2019
France: Consumer confidence bounces back strongly as Yellow Vests demonstrations disappear and the labour market is strong. Inflation expectations soar
Germany: The economy faces the risk of 'technical recession' but households are still exposed to tailwinds
25. February 2019
China-USA trade deal: The interpretation and what comes next?
22. February 2019
Germany: A disappointing IFO survey will add more fuel to CDU's 'Germany First' strategy
China: House prices continued to increase in January, but the outlook is cloudy as 'excess supply' is on the rise
21. February 2019
USA: Durable goods orders are forecast to contract in the first quarter of 2019, but no signs yet of a collapse in corporate spending
USA: A steep decline in the Philadelphia Fed headline index shows profound manufacturing weakness in the first half of 2019, but no signs of recession
China: Weak PBOC balance sheet data raises doubt about the strength of the bank lending report in January
France: The economy is supported by improving domestic sentiment, which is just enough to offset global headwinds
20. February 2019
Turkey: Consumer confidence continuing to decline spells trouble for the lira
Japan: Frontloading in 2018 has turned into a boomerang coming back with a vengeance in 2019
Euro-zone: Dutch consumer confidence declining to the lowest level since February 2015 bodes ill for European private consumption in H1
19. February 2019
A short note on the US-China trade negotiations: Do not underestimate Beijing's long-term determination
Germany: ZEW survey shows no signs of a rebound. Berlin faces reality check
Britain: The economy performs relatively well in comparison with other EU countries but long-term risks are building. A comeback to the 'Social Democratic Party'?
Japan: Reuters Tankan survey takes a significant beating in February
18. February 2019
Japan: Tokyo is forced to walk further out on the ice floe
15. February 2019
USA: Consumer sentiment bouncing back brings some relief after a disappointing December retail sales report
USA: Manufacturing output falls sharply in January. The best forward-looking indicators are harbingers of a rebound in April or May
China: Distorted January data shows only 'tentative signs' of stronger lending
China: Inflation report is a reflection of a very weak economy. A trade deal is needed but Beijing cannot afford to make significant concessions
14. February 2019
USA: Surprisingly weak retail sales report raises several new questions in the stock market. Too weak consumer spending overshadows Federal Reserve sitting tight
Turkey: Industrial output contracts at the fastest rate since 2009. The risk of a deep recession is on the rise
Japan: The economy bounces back in Q4 but it fails to recoup economic contraction seen in Q3 
China: Lunar New Year distorted trade report continues to show underlying weakness
Germany: The economy escapes recession as growth was zero in Q4. The outlook is gloomy and Berlin has no strategy
13. February 2019
USA: Moderate headline inflation provides a boost to workers' real purchasing power. A weak trade deal will face severe domestic criticism
Brazil: Buoyant business and consumer sentiment remain to be seen in real economic activity. Hospitalised President trigger an internal power struggle
Euro-zone: Industrial production plunges at the fastest rate since 2009. The political response should give rise to concern
South Korea: Unemployment rate jumps to the highest level since 2009
12. February 2019
USA: NFIB small business six-month outlook index plunges to the lowest level since the Presidential election in November 2016
11. February 2019
Britain: The economy barely expanded in the last quarter of 2018. The outlook for the first half of 2019 deteriorates
Germany: Tensions are on the rise in Berlin as SPD moves to the left and CDU turns to the right
8. February 2019
Brazil: Inflation remains surprisingly benign in January. Pension draft plans to raise the minimum retirement age significantly to 65
Italy: The recession will be more profound and longer
Global: The worst political situation since WWII
Japan: The economy faces an increasing risk of technical recession in H1
7. February 2019
Spain: Industrial output plunges in December. Brussels sponsored fiscal stimulus plan is highly likely ahead of the EP elections
Germany: Manufacturing sector has moved into the 'contraction zone'. Policy-mistakes are, not surprisingly, in the pipeline
6. February 2019
USA: November trade deficit with China hits a new record high. A 'temporary' trade deal is highly likely but not sustainable
Germany: Industrial orders fell in December at the fastest rate since 2012. State capitalism appears to be the answer to economic headwinds
Highly recommended: Podcast about China - Interview with Klaus Anker Petersen, Brand House, about investment opportunities in digitising China - 31 min
5. February 2019
USA: ISM service index declines more than market expectations, but a soaring employment index indicates robust labour demand
Sweden: More evidence of an abrupt decline in economic momentum adds more 'Riksbank risk' to the currency
Australia: Growth slowdown gains momentum ahead of federal elections
4. February 2019
A second short update of the Outlook 2019: Complacency prevails in the money and bond market
Turkey: Stubbornly high inflation spells trouble for President Erdogan ahead of local elections in March  
1. February 2019
USA: Manufacturing ISM index bounces back. Production index skyrockets
USA: A very strong January employment report, but the December data was revised down sharply. Low wage inflation
Sweden: PMI survey heralds weak European growth. Broad-based domestic weakness makes a 'fundamentally' cheap Swedish currency vulnerable
China: Caixin PMI survey is a precise reflection of anecdotal evidence from the mainland. PBOC could cut policy rates within the next two weeks
31. January 2019
USA: New home sales bouncing back sharply in November provides relief to the stock market
Brazil: Households are turning highly upbeat about future employment. A cheap currency provides some 'protection' to Brazilian assets
Euro-zone: Growth slows significantly in Q4. Italy plunges into recession
China: Beijing's fiscal and monetary stimulus measures fail to trigger a sharp rebound in manufacturing business sentiment
30. January 2019
USA: ADP Employment Report showing a very strong labour market keeps the Federal Reserve on a path of monetary normalisation
EU business and consumer survey shows steeper-than-expected decline in Euro-zone sentiment, but the details are 'less downbeat'
France: Q4 GDP growth was better than expected because of the country's low exposure to foreign demand
'Sputnik moment' in the United States will make it an uphill struggle to save the relationship between Washington and Beijing
29. January 2019
USA: Consumer confidence drops sharply in January, but households continue to see a strong labour market
France: Consumer confidence bounces back as inflation expectations plunge. Yellow Vests 'party' hits the far-right and far-left
Australia: Business confidence plunges
28. January 2019
Why Venezuela matters in the new Cold War era
Euro-zone: ECB's bank lending survey is a harbinger of significantly slower growth
China: Corporate profit takes a beating in December. PBOC's chief economist criticises the current economic policy
25. January 2019
Brazil: The corporate sector and households have given President Bolsonaro a warm welcome. The real is cheap
Turkey: Economic confidence index continues to herald recession in Q1 as President Erdogan continues to fish in troubled waters
Germany: A steep decline in the IFO expectations index is a harbinger of negative growth in the first half of 2019
A short update of the Outlook 2019: What comes next?
23. January 2019
There will be no updates on January 24
USA: The regional manufacturing Richmond Fed index bounces back in January. Corporate spending plans remain intact
France: Business sentiment stabilises as President Macron 'makes peace' with the Yellow Vests
22. January 2019
USA: Existing home sales decline much faster than predicted. House price inflation declines again to the lowest level since 2012
Britain: The labour market remains tight. A second referendum would make the Bank of England significantly behind the curve
Dutch consumer confidence index falling sharply to the lowest level since 2015 spells trouble for the Euro-zone economy in 2019
South Korea: The details in the Q4 GDP report provide a gloomy outlook. The won is at risk!
21. January 2019
Japan: Reuters Tankan survey shows a steep decline in manufacturing sentiment, but the service sentiment index stays at an elevated level
Taiwanese export orders plunge in December - European demand plummets
China records the slowest growth rate since 2009 - Has the central bank made the first steps towards QE?
18. January 2019
USA: The political mess in Washington gains the upper hand in the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey
USA: A sharp increase in manufacturing output was caused by a steep increase in motor vehicles and parts output
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Japan: Falling inflation will benefit households' real purchasing power, but growth outlook remains weak as corporate spending declines
17. January 2019
USA: Philadelphia Fed survey shows a rebound in manufacturing sentiment, but the employment index falls
Britain: Real estate agents survey herald a steep decline in house prices in 2019
16. January 2019
Podcast: Interview with Professor Joergen Delman about China, Xi Jinping, the intrusion of the state in the private sector and other issues
Britain: Inflation declines in December but households' inflation expectations jump to the highest level since 1994 - A second referendum is highly likely
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China: Newly-built house price increases in tier-1 cities boost the national house price index although this is not a reflection of the real situation
15. January 2019
USA: The Empire State manufacturing index plunges in January as the economy faces several man-made headwinds
Brazil: The election of Jair Bolsonaro boosting business and consumer sentiment gives rise to raise the growth forecast
China: Weak monetary statistics underscore why Beijing is expected to launch aggressive fiscal and monetary easing measures
Euro-zone trade surplus declines but hits a new record high with the United States - US ambassador threatens German companies with Nordstream2 sanctions
14. January 2019
Turkey moves deeper into recession - Industrial production falls sharply in November
Euro-zone: Industrial production drops at the fastest annual rate since November 2012 - The probability of Brussels-sponsored fiscal expansion is on the rise
China: Exports and imports fell sharply in December as the aftermath of front-loading export orders slowly emerges - Xi Jinping faces domestic criticism
11. January 2019
USA: A sharp decline in energy prices pulls headline inflation lower to the benefit of households real purchasing power but the liquidity situation will remain tight in 2019
Italy: A sharp decline in industrial output will intensify tensions with Brussels as Rome will soon need a scapegoat
Spain joins the bandwagon of falling industrial output; Vox turns into a significant domestic political player
10. January 2019
France: Industrial production takes a beating a day after the leading consumer confidence index plunged
China: A steep decline in producer prices is a reflection of a deteriorating growth environment
Euro-zone survey shows a sharp decline in business and consumer sentiment in December
7. January 2019
There will be no updates on January 8 and 9
A short note on the possibility of a trade compromise between Washington and Beijing
USA: ISM service index falls sharply in December making monetary policy a delicate balancing act after a strong employment report
Germany: Industrial orders decline at the fastest rate since July 2012
4. January 2019
A very strong US employment report keeps the Federal Reserve on track for more rate hikes in 2019
A short note on the PBoC's decision to cut the reserve requirement ratio by 100 basis points
China: Caixin service index improves but remains close to the lowest since 2009 - Beijing 'talks' about easing but more aggressive measures will soon be needed
3. January 2019
USA: The manufacturing ISM index plunges in December to the lowest level since November 2016 - The orders and production indexes take a significant beating
A robust but 'lagging' labour market will still play a significant role for the Federal Reserve
Turkey: A stronger lira reduces inflation, but it is too late to prevent recession ahead of local elections
A short note on a sharply higher yen
2. January 2019
A steep decline in the leading Swedish PMI index is a harbinger of significant weakness in Europe's manufacturing sector in H1-2019
The 'world sitting on a powder keg' - January 8-9, 2019
China: Manufacturing headline index drops into the contraction zone - the economy faces significant headwinds in H1
A few thoughts after a wild Christmas to New Year stock market session
21. December 2018
Insightview wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
US durable goods orders statistics and forward-looking 'capex' indicators are not yet providing evidence of an upcoming recession, according to many investors
Euro-zone: A sharp decline in Dutch consumer confidence in December is a harbinger of a drop in the Euro-zone consumer confidence index
France: Manufacturing sentiment declines to the lowest level since November 2016; private consumption takes a beating
20. December 2018
USA: The underlying details in the Philadelphia Fed survey support Powell's monetary stance of more rate hikes in 2019 - but the survey was not a harbinger of recession, at least not yet
USA: The Federal Reserve ignoring President Trump will have global ramifications - The White House made policy-mistakes - not the central bank
19. December 2018
US existing home sales report surprises to the upside - but the uptrend in house prices is expected to weaken significantly in H1
Japan: The export sector could face severe headwinds in 2019 as geopolitics will play an even larger role than in 2018
18. December 2018
USA: Stronger-than-expected housing starts report, but the outlook is deteriorating, according to the NAHB survey
Germany: IFO survey is a harbinger of a significant growth slow-down in 2019 - the probability of EU-sponsored fiscal expansion is on the rise
Is China really 'punishing' Washington by selling US treasuries? No, Beijing has plenty of other 'defensive' reasons to reduce its holdings
17. December 2018
US Empire State index falls sharply - The White House's policy mistake cornered the Federal Reserve
China: Robust house price report disguises clouds on the horizon in 2019
14. December 2018
USA: Strong retail sales report keeps the Federal Reserve on track for a rate hike next week - and 'more rate hikes' in 2019
What is the agenda of President Xi Jinping? 'The opening and closing of Chinese politics'
China: Disappointing economic statistics will force Beijing to act more decisively - the yuan is at risk
13. December 2018
Brazil - President Bolsonaro needs strong links to the military when  he launches pension reform just a global growth slows
Chinese policy-makers could soon be forced to react more aggressively to prevent a sharp decline in growth
12. December 2018
Euro-zone: Weak industrial output caused by several factors - Fiscal stimulus measures ahead of EP elections could soon be on the agenda
A short note on yet another Tory leadership challenge in Britain
11. December 2018
USA: Higher core PPI inflation does not change the fact that headline inflation has peaked - Small business sentiment falls sharply
China: Still no signs of faster credit expansion in the latest monetary statistics - Car sales contract
Britain: Wages increasing at the fastest rate since 2008 make the task of the BoE much harder
Turkey records a current account surplus in October as the economy contracts and imports plunge
10. December 2018
China: 'Frontloading' in 2018 will come back with a vengeance in 2019 - QE by late 2019 remains part of the storyboard
7. December 2018
A 'benign' US labour market report will not prevent the Fed from raising rates in December, but a more dovish central bank statement will provide a better level to sell the stock market
The Euro-zone is 'supposed to' be in a good growth position - but the political risk will play a much larger role in 2019 - Fiscal expansion in H2?
China: Foreign exchange reserves report and PBoC balance sheet show that Beijing finally tries to halt the decline of the yuan after having sponsored the opposite outcome
Germany: Industrial production disappoints again on the 'CDU decision day' - Both leading candidates could prove highly divisive
6. December 2018
USA: Strong ISM service survey does not make the task of the Federal Reserve any easier
USA: The trade deficit with China hits a new all-time high
The Chart Storyboard 2019 - An 'early release' of the charts
Japan: Manufacturing and service sentiment is holding up surprisingly well, according to the Reuters Tankan survey - This contradicts still the 'Diffusion Index' predicting sharp economic contraction
The trade war: Suspiciousness is on the rise as the world now has two superpowers - Dramatic escalation as the daughter of Huawei founder is arrested
The trade war: Suspiciousness is on the rise as the world now has two superpowers - Dramatic escalation as the daughter of Huawei founder is arrested
5. December 2018
USA: The yield curve matters, after all!
Strong Swedish PMI surveys could give rise to second thoughts when it comes to getting 'too negative' on Europe
China: Caixin service index bounces back sharply in November but after a weak October survey - 'Time' is not on President Trump's side; Beijing has plenty of time
4. December 2018
Spain: Strong labour market and economic outlook, but the political centre shrinking rapidly spells trouble, as the far-right gains strongly in regional elections
3. December 2018
USA: A strong manufacturing ISM survey provides no reason for the Federal Reserve to delay the monetary tightening process
Turkey: Inflation falls sharply; President Erdogan has much to thank the central bank for
China: Beijing's stimulus efforts are not visible in the Caixin and the NBS PMI surveys - Contradictory policy goals hit steel prices
Trade war: The 'temporary truce' only delays a full-blown trade war; US opioid crisis is also part of the deal in 'a strange inversion of history‌'
29. November 2018
There will be no updates on Friday, November 30
Sweden and Switzerland: Two more negative growth surprises in the third quarter
Euro-zone: Economic sentiment is holding up surprisingly well; no signs yet of falling inflation expectations despite a sharp decline in the oil price
Turkey: Sentiment bounces back after the central bank raised policy rates against the advice of Mr Erdogan
USA: Surprise, surprise, not; the Federal Reserve turns dovish, but monetary policy remains the same
28. November 2018
USA: A sharp decline in 'new home sales' combined with other 'long-term' leading indicators are pointing towards recession in Q4-2019 or Q1-2020
At first glance, ECB monetary aggregates show no signs of a slowing economy, but.....
USA: No revision to the Q3 GDP headline number, but change-in-inventories revised up and private consumption revised down
Germany: The GfK consumer climate index still indicates tailwinds for households in the very near future - but the medium-term outlook deteriorates
27. November 2018
USA: Consumer confidence declines in November but to a far lesser extent than outlined by the UoM survey
The 'Italian problem' could get worse in 2019, as the economy shows evidence of slowing - the League sees strong support in the latest opinion poll
A general overview of the global macroeconomic and political situation - December
France: Consumer confidence index falls sharply as households see higher inflation and a weaker labour market 
USA: Dallas Fed survey shows significant weakness - capital expenditure index plunges
26. November 2018
Germany: Manufacturing sentiment falls sharply in November as the CDU will soon vote for 'mini-Merkel' or a market-oriented Merz
Germany: Manufacturing sentiment falls sharply in November as the CDU will soon vote for 'mini-Merkel' or a market-oriented Merz
23. November 2018
‌‌The CDU's choice between 'mini-Merkel' - status quo - or a more market-oriented Friedrich Merz
Germany: Hillary Clinton and CDU's leadership contest - Signs of significant 'frontloading' in the Q3 GDP report details
22. November 2018
France: Manufacturing and service sentiment stabilises in November, but inflation at the factory gates is on the rise; 'yellow west' roadblocks continue
Japan: 'Normalising' inflation shows that the economy no longer needs an unusual monetary policy
21. November 2018
USA: A weak durable goods orders report does not change a positive short-term growth outlook for corporate spending, but the best 'long-term' indicators show weakness
A short note on the oil price - including a chart update
20. November 2018
USA: The housing market, an early-indicator, could soon pay the costs of having launched tax cuts late in the economic cycle
Trade war: 'Sputnik moments' boost the risk of a full-blown trade war
France: President Macron is doing all the right thing, but he might not be able to prevent 'the storming of the Bastille'
19. November 2018
USA: NAHB index fell sharply in November caused by higher prices and interest rates
16. November 2018
USA: Industrial output should continue to show steady growth in the very near future, but clouds are on the horizon in 2019
Turkey: Manufacturing output plunges in September - the corporate sector's high foreign debt level means that the central bank is walking a delicate balancing act
15. November 2018
USA: Soft retail sales report in October, but 'lagging' consumer spending should continue to see tailwinds in the first half of 2019
US Philadelphia Fed survey shows a steep decline in the headline as well as the six-month outlook index - Price pressure remains at an elevated level
Britain: PM May is forced to call a new parliamentary election - A second Brexit referendum would be seen as an 'undemocratic' outcome and could have long-lasting political consequences
A short note on possible USA-China trade talks: 'Free trade in our time' deal is needed by both sides to gain time - 'Too much economic integration with China compromises national security' - report
China: House price inflation at the highest level since July 2017 - 'If they tell you it is a bear market, it is bull'
14. November 2018
A short note on the US October budget deficit: Revenues decline and expenditures increase
Japan: Several natural disasters caused the economy to contract in the third quarter - the outlook is 'cloudy'
Germany: The economy contracted in Q3 despite 'strong fundamentals' - more clouds on the horizon in H1-2019
China: No signs of 'growth panic', but Maersk CEO indirectly explains why the situation could change significantly in H1-2019
13. November 2018
Germany: ZEW survey shows the dark clouds will not disappear - ECB's Praet turns dovish
China: Monetary statistics show weak credit expansion - 'QE with Chinese characteristics' could be a possible outcome in H2-2019
USA: Small business sentiment survey shows no signs of weakness - but the second leg of 'Trumponomics' will soon create headwinds
China: Fiscal data provides insight into a weakening economy - central government revenues rose at the weakest pace since 2009
A short note on the US dollar - the same forces are still at play
12. November 2018
The case for significant headwinds in 2019 is building: Political instability in the United States and Europe and Xi Jinping's lukewarm support for economic reforms
9. November 2018
USA: Households, a 'lagging indicator', will not see the 'costs of Trumponomics' until Q2 - but they will soon see the first dark clouds on the horizon
USA: Producer price inflation jumps in October as the costs of Trumponomics hit the shores - Higher inflation and slower growth in H1-2019
France: The growth outlook is deteriorating, as the economy faces several headwinds
China: Moderate inflation in October - Xi Jinping adjusts his 'lukewarm' attitude toward the private sector, as the risk of significantly slower growth in H1-2019 increases
8. November 2018
Germany running at full capacity utilisation pulls the trade surplus lower - CDU, CSU and SPD continue to see support decline to a new record low
Japan: A highly ambiguous data flow - Upbeat Reuters Tankan survey and a steep decline in core machinery orders
China: The trade war continues to fuel growth on the mainland; the boomerang will soon come back with a vengeance
7. November 2018
Brazil is headed towards a 'cold turkey' as 'Milton Friedman' enters the stage
China: Foreign exchange reserves decline in October - A steeper decline could be in the pipeline in 2019 as growth slows
Japan: The diffusion index falling to 2009-level is a harbinger of a sharp manufacturing contraction in H1-2019
A short note on the outcome of the US mid-term elections: US-dollar, yields and stock market
6. November 2018
Germany: Non-Euro-zone orders put a drag on industrial orders in September - IFO survey shows declining momentum going into 2019
Unplugged 'Travel Notes: Beijing reinforcing the use of 'big data' puts Europe in a quandary
5. November 2018
USA: ISM service survey continues to herald robust growth going into 2019
Turkey: Inflation hits a new record high - Ankara inclined to boost fiscal stimulus poses a risk to the lira - The latest lira strength leaves no room for policy mistakes
China: Caixin PMI service index takes a beating, as the economy could be exposed to a 'double-whammy' in 2019
26. October 2018
China trip: October 26 - November 2
25. October 2018
USA: Corporate spending remains on a steady upward trend, but there are tentative signs of 'upcoming' weakness in several regional surveys
Germany: IFO survey is a harbinger of slower growth going into the first quarter of 2019 - Next step in the political mess is Hessen
Spain: The unemployment rate declines to the lowest level since 2008, but unemployment could again be on the rise by mid-2019
24. October 2018
USA: One of the best recession indicators, new home sales, plunged in September
France: Manufacturing sentiment declines sharply to the lowest level since November 2016
23. October 2018
Britain could be hit by several headwinds in 2019
Turkey: Consumer confidence declines to the lowest level since November 2008 - 'Investigator' Erdogan will not help Turkey
A general overview of the global macroeconomic and political situation - November
Germany: Producer price inflation hits the highest level since December 2011 - The sponsors behind the stock and bond market rally have disappeared
This is a test
22. October 2018
Taiwan exports orders report show no decisive signs of slower global growth
China: Home prices continue to increase - Vice-president Liu He reassuring  'private enterprises' on the mainland boosts the stock market 
19. October 2018
US existing home sales: Higher interest rates create headwinds in the housing market, but the affordability index is expected to stabilise because of higher wages
China: Q3 GDP growth in line with market expectations, but the risk of a significant growth slowdown in H1 is high - tighter capital control measures could impact emerging markets, in particular
18. October 2018
USA: Philadelphia Fed survey continues to paint a picture of a strong economy - the employment index increased