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Global Economic Update

10:52, 25 janvier

Global Economic Update

  • In  the  UK,  employment  rose  surprisingly  by  102.00  K  in  the September-November 2017 period, compared to a fall of 56.00 K  in  the  August-October  2017  period.  The  average  earnings excluding  bonus  surged  more-than-expected  2.40%  on  a  YoY basis in the September-November 2017 period, compared to a rise of 2.30% in the August-October 2017 period. The number of  unemployment  benefits  claimants  advanced  8.60  K  in December, compared to a revised rise of 12.20 K in November. The ILO unemployment rate remained unchanged at a level of 4.30% in the September-November 2017 period.
  • In  the  Eurozone,  the  preliminary  manufacturing  PMI  fell  to 59.60 in January, compared to a reading of 60.60 in December. The  preliminary  services  PMI  rose  surprisingly  to  57.60  in January, compared to a level of 56.60 in the prior month.
  • In  Germany,  the flash  services  PMI  advanced  surprisingly  to  a level of 57.00 in January, compared to a reading of 55.80 in the last month. The preliminary manufacturing PMI fell to 61.20 in January, compared to a level of 63.30 in December.
  • In the US, the flash Markit services PMI eased unexpectedly to 53.30 in January, compared to a level of 53.70 in the previous month.  The  flash  Markit  composite  PMI  slipped  to  53.80  in January, compared to a level of 54.10 in the prior month. The flash Markit manufacturing PMI jumped surprisingly to 55.50 in January, compared to a reading of 55.10 in the last month. The housing  price  index  climbed  less-than-expected  0.40%  on  a MoM basis in November, compared to an advance of 0.60% in October.  Mortgage  applications  increased  4.50%  on  a  weekly basis in the week ended 19 January 2018, compared to a rise of 4.10% in the previous week.
  • In Japan, the final leading economic index surged to 108.30 in November,  compared  to  a  level  of  106.50  in  the prior  month. The  final  coincident  index  rose  to  117.90  in  November, compared to a reading of 116.40 in the last month.