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Global Economic Update

09:18, 15 декабря

Global Economic Update

  • In the UK, the retail sales rose higher-than-expected 1.60% on a YoY basis in November, compared to a climb of 0.30% in October. Meanwhile, the Bank of England kept its key interest rates unchanged at 0.50% and maintained its asset purchase facility at GBP 435.00 billion.
  • The European Central Bank (ECB), at its December policy meeting, maintained the key interest rate unchanged at 0.00%. The central bank expressed caution on reaching its inflation goals until 2020 and signaled that it would stick to its current stance as long as needed. The flash Markit manufacturing PMI jumped to 60.60 in December, compared to a level of 60.10 in November. The preliminary Markit services PMI advanced to 56.50 in December, compared to a reading of 56.20 in November. The flash Markit composite PMI increased to 58.00 in December, compared to a level of 57.50 in November.
  • In Germany, the preliminary Markit services PMI rose to 55.80 in December, compared to a level of 54.30 in November. The preliminary Markit manufacturing PMI surged to 63.30 in December, compared to a reading of 62.50 in November.
  • In the US, the advance retail sales increased higher-than-anticipated 0.80% on a MoM basis in November, compared to a rise of 0.50% in October. The seasonally adjusted initial jobless claims fell to a level of 225.00 K in the week ended 09 December 2017, compared to a reading of 236.00 K in the previous week. The flash Markit services PMI slipped surprisingly to a level of 52.40 in December, compared to a reading of 54.50 in the last month. The preliminary Markit manufacturing PMI rose more-than-expected to 55.00 in December, compared to a level of 53.90 in the prior month. The preliminary Markit composite PMI dropped to a level of 53.00 in December, compared to a reading of 54.50 in the last month.
  • In Japan, capacity utilization rose 0.20% on a MoM basis in October, compared to a drop of 1.50% in the prior month.
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