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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Manufacturing Activity Slow in the Eurozone?

    The manufacturing PMI in the Eurozone (EZU) fell to 52.0 in July 2016 from 52.8 in June. It was slightly above the estimated forecasts of 51.9.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///SEK Sep
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swedish Krona Gains on Positive Growth Figures

    The Swedish krona gained by more than 1.5% against the US dollar and 1.0% against the euro on September 11, 2015, as the economy grew at a faster rate than expected in 2Q15.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///DKK Nov
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Danish Krone Fell and Inflation Was below the Forecasts

    The Danish krone fell against the US dollar on November 10, 2015. The inflation figures for October were below the expectations.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///sek
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swedish Krona and Danish Krone Depreciate after Inflation Reports

    The Swedish krona depreciated against the US dollar by more than 1% on December 10, 2015, as inflation levels released below estimates for November.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Swedish inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swedish Inflation at a 4-Year High, Russian GDP Contraction Eases

    Consumer prices in Sweden rose by 1.1% in July on an annual basis. It was the highest recorded inflation in Sweden since April 2012.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Swedish ind prod
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Swedish Industrial Production Fall?

    Swedish industrial production fell by 1.4% in June on an annual basis—compared to a 1.5% drop in the previous month.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Swedish GDP
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Scandinavian Macroeconomic Data Are below Expectations

    Sweden’s economy expanded by 3.1% on an annual basis in 2Q16—compared to 4.2% growth in the previous quarter and below expectations of 3.7% growth.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///uk
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UK Economy Expands: Is a Rate Cut Less Probable?

    The United Kingdom’s economy expanded. The GDP rose by 2.2% on an annual basis in 2Q16—from 2% growth in the previous quarter.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///German inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    German Inflation Rises: Will the ECB Stay Away from Stimulus?

    The price growth in Germany could signal an increase in inflation levels. This would lessen some pressure on the ECB to announce fresh stimulus measures.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Norway inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Scandinavian Indexes Rally as Inflation Rises in Norway and Denmark

    The Scandinavian indexes were trading on a higher note towards the end of the day on July 11 following higher inflation numbers in Scandinavian countries.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///european
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Weak Data Puts Downward Pressure on European Indexes

    On July 6, major European indexes were trading lower for the second day. The fall in the indexes was led by the Italian FTSE MIB and the UK-based FTSE 100.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///asian
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Asian Indexes Point to a Recovery in Global Markets?

    Critical Asian indexes were trading on a mixed note on June 27 with the Japanese and Chinese indexes leading the gains. The Nikkei 225 posted a significant gain of 2.4%, while the Dow Jones Shanghai Index rose by 1.5%.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///european
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Weak Chinese PMI, ECB Meeting, and Brexit Weigh on Global Indexes

    Among European indexes, the German DAX and the French CAC 40 fell by 0.57% and 0.67%, respectively, on June 1, 2016.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///euro
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Market Flat as Investors Await G7 Leaders’ Brexit Views

    Major European indexes (DBEU) were trading with caution on May 26, 2016, as they awaited G7 leaders’ views on the Brexit referendum.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///euro
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why European Indexes Fell despite a Decent PMI Release

    Critical European indexes continued their downward trajectory on April 1, 2016. The European indexes had a weak opening as they seemed to follow the Asian markets, which were also on a Japan-led downslide.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///sek
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swedish Krona Rose as Economic Confidence Improved

    The Swedish krona appreciated against the US dollar by more than 0.5% on December 21, 2015. Economic confidence indices released above the expectations.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///SEK Nov
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swedish Krona Rises on Strong GDP Data

    The Swedish krona strengthened against the US dollar on November 30, 2015, as growth in the third quarter GDP rose past expectations, signaling increasing strength in the economy.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///SEK Oct
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Swedish Krona Sees a Volatile Session: More Easing and the FOMC

    The Swedish krona ended on a weaker note against the US dollar on October 28, 2015, after trading at a stronger note in the early hours of trading.

    By David Meyer
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