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Retail keeping pace in spite of underwhelming CPI figures

According to the US Department of Labor, in the week ending February 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 194,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The...

UK GDP down, Consumer price index is up

In the UK Gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have fallen by 0.3% in August 2022, after growth of 0.1% in July 2022 (revised down from a growth of 0.2% in our previous...

Inflation pushing down growth in US, Canada

According to Statistics Canada Real gross domestic product (GDP) edged up 0.1% in July, after a similar increase in June (+0.1%). Growth in goods-producing industries (+0.5%) was partially offset by a decline in services-producing...

Interest hikes left and right as banks fight inflation

The SNB (Swiss National Bank) is tightening its monetary policy further and is raising the SNB policy rate by 0.75 percentage points to 0.5%. In doing so, it is countering the renewed rise in...

In spite of good work numbers energies bump inflation

Per the US Department of Labor in the week ending August 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 232,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous...

UK GDP down in June, US demand down as well

According to the UK Office for National Statistics Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.6% in June 2022, after growth of 0.4% in May 2022 (revised down from 0.5%), and was up 1.9% in the 12 months to June 2022.

FOMC raises rate by 75 points, EU inflation rate up

As part of its policy decision, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to authorize and direct the Open Market Desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, until instructed otherwise, to execute transactions...

ECB to join rate hiking believers club amidst inflation woes

The Governing Council decided to raise the three key ECB interest rates by 50 basis points

EU inflation spearheaded by energy prices, US personal income better

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 8.6% in June 2022, up from 8.1% in May according to a flash estimate from Eurostat

Major markets increase rates due to inflation fears

Per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 428,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent. Job growth was...
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