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

US consumption data remains weak as households fortify balance sheets ahead of an eventual FOMC lift off

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US Economic Update – 18 May 2015

US consumption data remains weak as households fortify balance sheets ahead of an eventual FOMC lift off

The headline event for last week in the US in terms of economic data was undoubtedly the release of retail sales figures for April.

Here the Census Bureau’s data appeared to highlight another month of belt tightening among American consumers as core retail sales (ex autos) […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:25+05:30Monday, May 18, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

US economic data continues to point toward a floundering economy

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US Economic Update – 11 May 2015

US economic data continues to point toward a floundering economy

The core headlines from the last two weeks in relation to the US economy have been centred on the sharp collapse in GDP during the first quarter and the fact that the FOMC has dropped the term patient from its guidance on when it is likely to begin raising interest rates.

While the […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:27+05:30Monday, May 11, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

FTSE 100 reaches new record on rumours of HSBC exit from the UK; reported to be considering sale of UK division

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UK & US Economic Update – 27 April 2015

FTSE 100 reaches new record on rumours of HSBC exit from the UK; reported to be considering sale of UK division

The FTSE 100 got off to a strong start at the opening of the current week as rumours that HSBC may be exploring the sale of its UK division drove the shares almost 10% higher by late morning. This led the FTSE 100 […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:30+05:30Wednesday, April 29, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

US policy makers split on rates ahead of a big week in terms of economic data

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US Economic Update – 12 April 2015

US policy makers split on rates ahead of a big week in terms of economic data

US equities rose last week in the aftermath of a poor payrolls report for March, which then left investors questioning the Federal Reserve’s likely resolve to begin raising rates this summer.

Interestingly the most recent round of FOMC meeting minutes, which were released last week, highlighted a deep division between US policy makers on the issue […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:33+05:30Monday, April 13, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

FOMC remains on track for 2015 rate rise despite that the US economy appears to have tripped over itself

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US Economic Update – 06 April 2015

FOMC remains on track for 2015 rate rise despite that the US economy appears to have tripped over itself

The headline for last week was that, on good Friday, the US non farm payrolls number tanked for the month of March.  This was as the economy added just 126,000 new jobs during the month, which is a number that pales into insignificance when compared with the […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:36+05:30Wednesday, April 8, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments
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