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  • The Longevity Phenomenon: Impact on the World
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    The Longevity Phenomenon: Impact on the World

    The longevity phenomenon has given rise to a unique problem. The world’s population is aging rapidly, which could have a negative impact on productivity and growth rates.

    By Chip Castille
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    Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter

    According to estimates by EuroStat, Greek debt stood at more than 315 billion euros at the end of September 2014.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the global final manufacturing PMIs and services PMIs for March 2017. These indicators help us understand the business condition of an economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets in the Morning Session on February 5

    At 5:05 AM EST on February 5, the DAX Index was trading at 12,728.08—a drop of 0.45%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 2.42% on February 2.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed Early on July 20

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,701.14 with a gain of 0.22%. EWU fell 0.43% to $34.49 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does the Rise in Eurozone GDP Indicate a Turning Point?

    According to a Eurostat report, Eurozone fourth quarter economic growth for 2016 expanded to 0.5% as compared to the 0.4% improvement in the previous quarter.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Will France’s Manufacturing PMI Speed Up Economic Growth?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France Manufacturing PMI was 51.7 in November 2016 compared to 51.8 in October.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Weak amid Increased Caution

    At 4:45 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,576.18—a gain of 0.12%. EWU gained 0.08% to $36.1 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    France’s Manufacturing Rose in June: Macron Magic?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.8 in June 2017, compared to 53.8 in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Will a Busy Week of Macros Affect Markets?

    The first week of May is packed with key macro events. On the monetary front, we have the FOMC meeting scheduled during the week and the all-important April jobs numbers set to come out on Friday.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch Next Week

    Manufacturing reports are indicative of manufacturing activity, employment in the manufacturing sector, export orders, and production output.

    By Sarah Sands
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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
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    European Markets: Improved Risk Appetite

    At 4:40 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,756.21 with a gain of 0.71%. EWU gained 0.67% to $36.27 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    The Kurdish Referendum: Is Brent Outperforming WTI Crude?

    On September 26, Brent crude oil active futures were $6.56 more than US crude oil active futures. On September 19, the Brent-WTI spread was at $5.66.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    European Markets Are Stable, US-EU Trade Concerns Ease

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,658.91 with a gain of 0.01%. EWU rose 0.14% to $35.04 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on May 15

    At 5:20 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,718.10 with a gain of 0.09%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) gained 0.19% to $36.84 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed Early on January 11

    At 3:45 AM EST on January 11, the DAX Index was trading at 13,275.50—a fall of 0.04%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.88% on January 10.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Important Economic Indicators to Watch Next Week

    The most important indicators next week are the global flash manufacturing PMIs. Manufacturing PMIs are important indicators for the economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Immediate Impact of UK Election: Market Up, Volatility Down

    After the announcement of the United Kingdom’s election outcome on June 9, 2017, global markets showed mixed responses.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    European Markets Rose, Markets Digest Trump’s Speech

    The market sentiment was revived by President Trump’s speech to Congress on February 28. President Trump pledged to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Macron Revive France’s Manufacturing PMI?

    The France Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved to 53.8 in May 2017, as compared to 55.1 in April 2017,

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Mixed in the Early Hours on January 9

    After rising for nine consecutive trading weeks and reaching record levels, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 index is higher in the early hours.

    By Val Kensington
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    Financials

    Will Brexit Weaken the UK’s Competitive Advantage over the US?

    On Brexit, import restrictions and tariff quotas currently applicable to importers in the UK and foreign businesses that export to the UK are set to change.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Mixed Early on July 31

    At 5:00 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,811.78—a gain of 0.11%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.13% on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Weak Early on July 30

    At 4:40 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,685.00 with a drop of 0.3%. EWU rose 0.2% to $34.78 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets Are Stable on July 27

    At 4:35 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,681.22 with a gain of 0.24%. EWU fell 0.94% to $34.71 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Rebounded on July 24

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,702.83 with a gain of 0.61%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) fell 0.4% to $34.65 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on July 17

    At 4:35 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,550.93—a drop of 0.08%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.52% on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Opened Lower amid US-China Trade Concerns

    At 4:45 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,632.47—a drop of 1.6%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 1.5% on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is EU Political Uncertainty Affecting France Manufacturing PMI?

    The overall Eurozone economy showed some nervousness in May.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Markets: Decreased Concerns about Italy

    At 4:45 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,710.99 with a gain of 0.28%. EWU gained 1.6% to $36.16 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed on May 30

    At 4:35 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,692.53—a gain of 0.21%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) declined 3.1% on Tuesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Eurozone Consumer Confidence Trend in May?

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at 0.2 so far in May as compared to 0.4 in April 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets: Political Uncertainty in Italy and Spain

    At 4:30 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,640.25 with a drop of 1.2%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) declined 0.9% to $36.21 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed, Pullback in Automobile Stocks

    At 5:00 AM EST, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 12,997.69—a gain of 0.16%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) declined 1.7% on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Pulled Back Early on May 23

    At 4:40 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,835.25 with a drop of 0.54%. EWU gained 0.08% to $37.26 on Tuesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Cautious, Italian Yields Rise

    At 5:00 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,879.24 with a gain of 0.26%. EWU gained 0.79% to $37.23 on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Strong Due to Improved Risk

    At 5:10 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,844.92 with a gain of 0.84%. EWU declined 0.38% to $36.94 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on May 17

    At 5:55 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,739.31 with a gain of 0.07%. EWU gained 0.35% to $36.88 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Mixed, More Caution in Global Markets

    At 6:15 AM EST, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,725.50 with a gain of 0.03%. EWU declined 0.27% to $36.74 on Tuesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the France Services PMI Signals for the Economy

    The final Markit France Services PMI improved marginally in April to 57.4 compared to 56.9 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on May 14

    The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index gained for seven consecutive trading weeks—the longest weekly gaining streak in 12 years.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable on May 10

    At 4:55 AM EST on May 10, the DAX 30 Index was trading at 13,029.02—a gain of 0.66%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) gained 0.12% on May 9.

    By Val Kensington
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    A Look at the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index in April

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at 0.4 so far in April as compared to 0.1 in March 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Strong in the Morning Session on April 30

    At 4:40 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,518.00—a gain of 0.21%. EWU declined 0.08% to $36.34 on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Strong Early on April 27

    At 4:55 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,455.46—a gain of 0.45%. EWU rose 0.78% to $36.37 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable on April 26

    At 5:50 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,391.11—a gain of 0.16%. EWU declined 0.25% to $36.09 on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on April 24

    The FTSE 100 Index opened higher on April 24 and traded at elevated levels in the morning session.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable, Weak Pound Supports FTSE 100 Index

    At 4:30 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,355.75—a gain of 0.37%. EWU declined 0.38% to $36.37 on Thursday.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Stable Early on April 13

    At 5:25 AM EST on Friday, the CAC 40 Index was trading at 5,322.22—a gain of 0.24%. The iShares MSCI France (EWQ) gained 0.47% on April 12.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence Weakens

    According to the European Commission, the Eurozone consumer confidence index has remained at 0.1 in March 2018, unchanged from February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is France’s Falling Manufacturing PMI Affecting Business?

    The final Markit France Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) was 55.9 in February compared to 58.4 in January.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Analyzing the France Services PMI in January 2018

    The final Markit France Services PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) improved marginally in January 2018 compared to December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Mixed in the Morning Session on January 26

    At 4:25 AM EST on January 26, the DAX Index was trading at 13,306.50—a gain of 0.06%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) fell 0.7% on January 25.

    By Val Kensington
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    Analyzing European Markets Early on January 24

    At 4:40 AM EST on January 24, the DAX Index was trading at 13,536.50—a fall of 0.17%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.54% on January 23.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Were Stronger Early on January 23

    At 5:05 AM EST on January 23, the DAX Index was trading at 13,574.50—a rise of 0.82%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.62% on January 22.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets in the Morning Session on January 22

    At 4:30 AM EST on January 22, the DAX Index was trading at 13,419.50—a fall of 0.1%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 1.1% on January 19.

    By Val Kensington
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    European Markets Are Strong Early on January 19

    At 4:45 AM EST on January 19, the DAX Index was trading at 13,387.50—a gain of 0.8%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.58% on January 18.

    By Val Kensington
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    Analyzing European Markets in the Morning Session on January 17

    At 4:55 AM EST on January 17, the DAX Index was trading at 13,224.50—a drop of 0.16%. The iShares MSCI Germany (EWG) rose 0.14% on January 16.

    By Val Kensington
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    What Led to Sharp Rise in Germany’s Services PMI in December 2017?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit Germany services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a solid rise in December 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    How Did France’s Services PMI Look in December 2017?

    According to the data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) fell marginally in December as compared to the previous month.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Reaches a High in December 2017

    Eurozone manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, the Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in December 2017, to 60.6 from 60.1 in November 2017. It beat the market expectation of 60.4 and marked the strongest expansion in manufacturing activity since 1997. Major Eurozone members Germany (EWG) (DAX-INDEX), France (EWQ), Spain (EWP), and Italy […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    What France’s Manufacturing Activity Indicates

    France’s manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, France’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in December 2017, to 58.8 from 57.7 in November 2017. Whereas the index didn’t meet the market estimate of 59.3, it marked the strongest improvement in manufacturing activity since September 2000. France’s expansion in manufacturing activity suggests that business […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Eurozone Services PMI: Why It Strengthened in November

    The final Eurozone Services PMI stood at 56.2 in November compared to 55.0 in October. It met the preliminary market estimate of 56.2.

    By Sarah Sands
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    France Services PMI: Solid Expansion in November 2017

    The final France Services PMI stood at 60.4 in November compared to 57.3 in October. It beat the initial estimate of 60.2.

    By Sarah Sands
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    November Services PMIs: What They Say about Developed Markets

    In this series, we’ll analyze the November performances of the services PMIs for developed economies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the Eurozone, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Spain’s Manufacturing Activity Recovers

    Spain’s manufacturing data According to Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) score rose to 56.1 in November 2017 from 55.8 in October 2017. Although the PMI figure didn’t beat the preliminary estimate of 56.5, it marked the fastest expansion seen since February 2007. Spain’s stronger manufacturing PMI performance was mainly due to increases in the following: improved […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    France’s Manufacturing Data Shows Robust Growth in November

    France’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index According to IHS Markit, France’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 57.7 in November 2017, compared with 56.1 in October 2017. The preliminary market expectation was 57.5. Factory activity was at its highest in seven years. Why manufacturing activity rose France’s manufacturing PMI score rose due to the following […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Key Economic Indicators over the Past Few Weeks

    In this series, we’ll analyze manufacturing PMI data and US consumer confidence for November 2017, as well as the US GDP growth rate in 3Q17.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Eurozone Consumer Confidence in Positive Zone after a Decade

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stands at 0.1 so far in November compared to -1.1 in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Insight into France’s Services PMI in October 2017

    The final Markit France services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 57.3 in October compared to 57 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    A Look at Key Economic Indicators Released in the Past Week

    In this series, we’ll examine the final services PMI for the US, the UK, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, and the Eurozone for October 2017. We’ll also look at the US consumer confidence level.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Why the IMF Upgraded Its Eurozone Growth Forecast

    The International Monetary Fund (or IMF) has upgraded its growth projections for Eurozone countries, including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Charting the Steady Rise of the Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI

    The Eurozone’s final manufacturing PMI showed solid improvement in October 2017, coming in at 58.5, compared with 58.1 in September.

    By Sarah Sands
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    How France’s Unchanged Manufacturing PMI in October Could Affect Markets

    The final France manufacturing PMI, remained unchanged in October 2017, standing at 56.1 and falling short of the preliminary market estimate of 56.7.

    By Sarah Sands
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    These Key Economic Indicators Have Just Been Released

    These economic indicators are important for global investors because they reflect the condition of the global economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Europe Dominates Global Green Bonds Issuance in 2017

    Green muni bonds accounted for 56% of US green bond issuances in the first half of 2017 and are expected to touch $10 billion this year.

    By VanEck
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    What’s behind the European Central Bank’s Normalization Plans?

    Economic growth has picked up in recent quarters. According to data from Eurostat, the European economy (VGK) grew 2.3% in the recent quarter.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Chart in Focus: Spain’s Services PMI in September 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 56.7 in September 2017 compared to 56.0 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    France’s Services PMI Strengthened in September after a Gradual Fall

    The iShares MSCI France ETF (EWQ), which tracks France’s performance, rose 4% in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Important Indicators to Watch Next Week

    There are several important economic indicators coming up next week, including the following.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Does Eurozone Manufacturing Signal a Healthier Economy?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved strongly in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Does France’s Rising Manufacturing Mean a Strong Business Climate?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.10 in September 2017, compared to 55.80 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Key Economic Indicators Released Last Week

    Key economic indicators The key global indicators released last week included the following: US (QQQ)(SPY) final manufacturing PMI UK final manufacturing PMI France (EWQ) final manufacturing PMI Germany (EWG) final manufacturing PMI Eurozone (VGK)(EZU) final manufacturing PMI Japan (EWJ) final manufacturing PMI Spain (EWP) final manufacturing PMI Economic indicators are important for investors. They focus […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Eurozone Services PMI Weakened: Will It Affect the Business Climate?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.7 in August as compared to 55.4 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Why France’s Services PMI Fell in August

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the August France Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.9 in August 2017 compared with 56 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    European Markets Are Strong Early on September 18

    At 6:15 AM EST on September 18, the FTSE 100 Index is trading at 7,230.25—a rise of 0.2%. On September 15, EWU rose 0.06% and closed at 34.53.

    By Val Kensington
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    Why Strong European GDP Growth Momentum Gives Confidence to the ECB

    In its September 7 meeting, the ECB (European Central Bank) governing council sounded optimistic about the strong growth momentum in the EU.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI Indicates Healthier Economy

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    What Does France’s Rising Manufacturing Activity Suggest?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.8 in August 2017 compared to 54.9 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index Is Signaling a Recovery

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stood at -1.5 in August compared to -1.7 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Why Eurozone’s Flash Manufacturing PMI Could Be Signaling a Change

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the flash Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    How France’s Flash Manufacturing Activity Is Trending

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the flash Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.8 in August 2017 compared to 54.9 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the flash manufacturing PMI for the US, Germany, France, and the Eurozone for August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Eurozone’s Growth Rate Rose 0.6% in 2Q17

    According to Eurostat, the Eurozone’s economy posted a growth rate of 0.6% in 2Q17. In 1Q17, the economy posted a growth rate of 0.5%.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Why Spain’s Services PMI Declined in July

    The Spain Services PMI stood at 57.6 in July, compared with 58.3 in June. The PMI figure didn’t meet the preliminary market estimation of 58.3.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Behind the France Services PMI in July

    The July France Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.0 in July 2017, compared with 56.9 in June 2017, meeting the initial estimate of 55.9.

    By Sarah Sands
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    The Latest Key Economic Indicators from Developed Nations

    In this series, we’ll analyze the services PMIs for major developed nations including the US, France, Germany, Spain, the Eurozone, Japan, and the UK.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Dropped in July 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.6 in July 2017 as compared to the 57.4 in June 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Manufacturing Activity Fell in July

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain Manufacturing PMI stood at 54 in July 2017 as compared to 54.7 in June.

    By Sarah Sands
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