UK and US economic data remains mixed, begins to divide opinions on growth

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UK & US Economic Update – 02 June 2015

UK & US economic data remains mixed, begins to divide opinions on growth

The headline event in the UK and the US last week was the release of second estimate GDP figures for both economies, each of which prompted a mixture of surprise and disappointment.

In detail, the second estimate for UK economic growth in the first quarter surprised on […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:22+05:30Wednesday, June 3, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

UK and US economic data remains mixed, begins to divide opinions on growth

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UK & US Economic Update – 02 June 2015

UK & US economic data remains mixed, begins to divide opinions on growth

The headline event in the UK and the US last week was the release of second estimate GDP figures for both economies, each of which prompted a mixture of surprise and disappointment.

In detail, the second estimate for UK economic growth in the first quarter surprised […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:22+05:30Wednesday, June 3, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

UK inflation falls below zero for the first time since 1960

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UK Economic Update – 28 May 2015

UK inflation falls below zero for the first time since 1960

The main headline emerging from the UK during the last 10 days was without doubt the further reduction in inflation during April.

With CPI now having fallen below the zero level, to -0.1%, some have begun to speculate that this will make it more difficult for the Bank of England to […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:23+05:30Friday, May 29, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom|0 Comments

Brent crude and WTI hold ground above $60 level as inventories drop and rig count falls further

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Commodity Update; Crude Oil – 18 May 2015

Brent crude and WTI hold ground above $60 level as inventories drop and rig count falls further

Since our last update Brent and WTI crude have continued their ascent as inventory drawdown quickened in North America while the rig count has also fallen further.

According to Baker Hughes data the number of Shale oil rigs in North America has now fallen by 973 since last May, leaving the total number […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:24+05:30Wednesday, May 20, 2015|Categories: Crude Oil, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

NIKKEI carries out renewed assault on the 20,000 level as economy muddles through

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Japanese Economic Update – 18 May 2015

NIKKEI carries out renewed assault on the 20,000 level as economy muddles through

Japan’s NIKKEI renewed its earlier assault on the 20,000 level at the opening of the current week, just a short time away from the release of Q1 GDP figures, the BOJ monetary policy statement and a volley of additional economic data.

All of the available information at present continues to […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:24+05:30Wednesday, May 20, 2015|Categories: Japan, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

Gold gains ground on economic uncertainty and global bond sell off

Commodity Update; Gold – 18 May 2015

Gold gains ground on economic uncertainty and global bond sell off

After spending much of April under pressure, spot gold has embarked upon a strong recovery so far throughout May.

The key drivers behind gold’s strength has been an increasing level of economic uncertainty as developed market consumers have largely failed to deliver the boost in spending that was anticipated in the aftermath of last year’s oil price collapse.

This has meant several consecutive months of disappointing consumption figures which have […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:24+05:30Monday, May 18, 2015|Categories: Gold, Macro Timeline|0 Comments
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