ECB revises growth and inflation forecasts higher as economic data continues to surprise on the upside

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European Economic Update – 09 March 2015

ECB revises growth and inflation forecasts higher as economic data continues to surprise on the upside

In Europe equity markets have continued to perform strongly as the date for the implementation for the ECB’s QE program has approached (today). In particular, the DAX in Germany has continued to set new records while the CAC 40 in France also remains at a five year […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:40+05:30Tuesday, March 10, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

European equities continue to push higher as economic data turns positive; waiting on the ECB

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EU Economic Update – 03 March 2015

European equities continue to push higher as economic data turns positive; waiting on the ECB

In Europe equity markets continued to push higher throughout the last week, supported by the approaching implementation date for the ECB’s QE program and a reduction in tensions over Greece.

Investor sentiment also received a further boost during this period as economic data emerging from […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:41+05:30Wednesday, March 4, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

European markets remain on good form as investors bet on a last minute deal between Greece and creditors

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EU Economic Update – 22 February 2015

European markets remain on good form as investors bet on a last minute deal between Greece and creditors

European investors continued to shrug off concerns over Greece last week, with many overtaking both the FTSE 100 and US markets in terms of gains for the period.

The strongest performer of the major indices was the Spanish IBEX 35, which gained […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:42+05:30Tuesday, February 24, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

European markets track western counterparts higher, supported by oil price gains and some brighter spots of economic data

EU Economic Update – 08 February 2015

European markets track western counterparts higher, supported by oil price gains and some brighter spots of economic data

Investors still appear to be shrugging off risks emanating from Greece in favour of a focus upon easy policy from the ECB and hopes of brighter days to come on the corporate earnings front.

This is despite that the new Prime Minister has held firm to his earlier promises to “tear up” the nation’s bailout agreement and put an end to the austerity process that has […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:43+05:30Monday, February 9, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

European equities shrug off new Greek government in favour of easy ECB

US Economic Update – 04 February 2015

European equities shrug off new Greek government in favour of easy ECB

The last week in Europe and indeed, everywhere else in the world, has been all about Greece. While the new Prime Minister spent much of it organising his new cabinet, he did find enough time to announce an immediate halt to the privatisation of state assets within Greece, placing the new government immediately in breach of the conditions of its bailout.

The new PM also announced a 50% increase in the minimum […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:43+05:30Wednesday, February 4, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments

ECB fires up the printing presses as Greeks vote for change in landmark election

European Economic Update – 26 January 2015

ECB fires up the printing presses as Greeks vote for change in landmark election

Financial markets threw open their arms last week and provided a warm embrace to the ECB’s belated donning of the funny money hat, with stock markets posting strong gains for the period while the euro fell to an 11 year low against the US dollar.

While markets initially reacted with disappointment to leaked reports of a program that would see the bank purchase 50 billion of bonds per month, soured […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:51+05:30Monday, January 26, 2015|Categories: Europe, Macro Timeline|0 Comments
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