Inflation, retail sales and GDP

Inflation, retail sales and GDP mark the major theme for the week ahead. The UK will be releasing the monthly inflation figures for January followed by retail sales data later in the week. The inflation data will come after the BoE voted to keep rates unchanged. Retail sales figures will be closely watched data as the previous month showed a 1.5...

2018-02-20 John Benjamin Read more
Eurozone GDP growth

The Eurozone economy was seen closing the year 2017 on a firm footing as it outpaced U.S. growth for the second time. Data from the European statistics agency, Eurostat, showed that the Eurozone's growth was the strongest in a decade, supported by an uptick in the investment spending from French businesses. Data released last week showed that...

2018-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC, Eurozone GDP

The markets will be looking towards a busy week ahead as the end of month flash data will dominate the headlines. Alongside the busy week the FOMC meeting will be held on Wednesday. This will be one of the final FOMC meetings that will be chaired by the Fed Chair, Janet Yellen. Most of the data will be surrounding the U.S. economy as importan...

2018-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
Euro currency cheers upbeat German data

The final revised GDP figures from Germany showed that the economic activity in the region rose 0.8% in the three months leading up to the end of September. This was higher than previous estimates which showed a 0.6% increase. Following the release of the GDP data, the euro currency rose over 1.1% on Tuesday of last week. Economists were expe...

2017-12-12 John Benjamin Read more
Eurozone_Flash_PMI_3101

Summary: Eurozone flash manufacturing PMI rises at the fastest pace in six and half years Eurozone flash services PMI falls to a 7-month low Evidence of price pressures in output building up Markit: PMI’s consistent with the 0.6% GDP growth rate in the eurozone IHS Markit's flash estimates of the purchase manager index across ...

2017-08-25 John Benjamin Read more
Eurozone_Flash_PMI_3101

The EURUSD closed another week with some modest gains as the common currency managed to capture the 1.1800 price handle. By last Friday's close, 12 August, the euro closed at 1.1820 against the U.S. dollar. With last week's gains, the euro has now appreciated for five consecutive weeks. The gains in the euro come amid a mix of both political an...

2017-08-15 John Benjamin Read more
Eurozone

Summary: Eurozone flash PMI slips for the second consecutive month, at a 6-month low Eurozone flash composite output index in July was at 55.8, compared to 56.3 in July Eurozone flash services PMI at 55.4, unchanged Eurozone flash manufacturing PMI at a 6-month low at 56.9 Germany and France private sector activity weaker in J...

2017-07-28 John Benjamin Read more
Yen_Japan

The week ahead will see a continuation of economic data from across the various regions. In the UK, the inflation numbers for April is expected to show a continued increase in consumer prices, while also we will get to see whether wages have managed to keep up the pace. In the Eurozone, the second GDP estimates and inflation figures will be com...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
Riksbank

Investors will be looking to the monthly inflation reports from across the key economies. In particular, the U.S and the UK’s inflation reports will be under focus as consumer prices stand close to the respective central bank’s target rates. The Eurozone takes a step back as the Fed’s Yellen gives her semi-annual testimony to the U.S. Congress a...

2018-02-14 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC

The first trading month of the year is now history as traders shift focus to a busy week. Among the central bank meetings, the FOMC and the BoE meetings are likely to overshadow the Bank of Japan's meeting this week. Still, no changes to monetary policy are expected this week from either of the central banks. In the UK, the Brexit bill is likely...

2017-01-30 John Benjamin Read more