• James Boston

    Final Eurozone GDP figures have just been published by Eurostat, these relate to Q1 of this year and are not showing any changes to the previously released preliminary numbers. Year on year growth is still showing at 0.9% while the quarter on quarter reading is static at 0.2% expansion. May’s Producer Price Index, which was

  • James Boston

    As Finance Ministers from the 27 European Union members gather for their regular EcoFin get together this morning there is a light series of economic data trickling onto the tape. Key amongst these are the Eurozone Current Account readings, these relate to April and are showing a slight pick up in trade for that month.

  • Forex » UK Inflation Figures Soften
    June 17, 2014, 09:14 GMT

    The UK’s National Statistics Office has been very busy this morning releasing a series of inflation data across all sectors of the British economy. In general there was a mild scaling back of price growth during the month of May. That is with the exception of House Prices which continue to power ahead, the DCLG

  • Forex » Eurozone GDP Growth Remains Stable
    June 4, 2014, 09:08 GMT

    The headline economic update from the Eurozone this morning takes the form of preliminary Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures relating to the first quarter of the year. The seasonally adjusted year on year reading is 0.9%, this represents no changeover the previous reading of 0.9% growth and also meets the market consensus 0.9% growth figure.

  • Forex » UK Inflation Sharply Higher
    May 20, 2014, 09:37 GMT

    Inflation in the UK has risen beyond expectations in the last month and is now in line with the Bank of England’s (BoE) target rate. The year on year Core Consumer Price Index has jumped 40 basis points and is now reading at 2.0%, this is the long term target of the BoE’s Monetary Policy

  • David Becker

    The bond markets does not believe there is any growth on the horizon and that inflation will remain subdued for years to come. Bond yields have broken down through trend line support and could be targeting the lows seen during the financial crisis. This comes despite a stronger than expected PPI report released on Wednesday

  • David Becker

    Sterling made a valiant effort in attempting to breakout above the February highs near 1.6822. Thursday’s market route in the US led investors back into the greenback, despite a decline of long term US yields below 2.67. Next week the focus for pound traders will be the UK PPI and CPI reports which will shed

  • Forex » US Producer Price Index Rises
    April 11, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released US Producer Price Index figures for March. Month on month this figure is 0.5% up sharply on February’s negative 0.1% and also coming in ahead of consensus estimates of 0.1%. The year on year reading is 1.4% which is also higher than last month’s 0.9% and again

  • Forex » British CPI Ticks Higher
    March 25, 2014, 09:39 GMT

    Today is a big day for British data releases with 14 concurrent data points just published. These predominantly relate to housing and inflation. The overview is that housing is softening while inflation is gathering pace. Beginning with housing, the Mortgage Approvals number from British Bankers Association shows that 47.6k approvals were granted during the previous

  • Forex » Michigan Sentiment Figures Soft
    March 14, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    One of the key tradable figures of the month has just been published out of the US. The Reuters / Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index has come in at 79.9 against a previous months reading of 81.6 and a consensus estimate of 82.0. This statistic compiled jointly by Reuters and the University of Michigan reflects consumer

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