German economic sentiment unchanged in September

German economic sentiment index slid in August

German economic sentiment index slid in August


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German economic sentiment The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell sharply by 7.5 points to 10 in August 2017, way below market consensus of 15. It was the lowest reading since October last year, as both weaker than expected German exports as well as the widening scandal in the country’s automobile sector raised doubts about the future path of growth. In August,



German economic sentiment

19.4 percent of financial market experts expected economic activity growth to pick up while 9.4 percent expected a slowdown and 71.2 percent expected the expansion to remain at a steady pace. Meanwhile, the assessment of the current economic situation in Germany increased by 0.3 points to 86.7 in August, beating market expectations of 85.5. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.80 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.60 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.90 in July of 2008

In Germany, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 experts from banks, insurance companies and financial departments of selected corporations.Participants are asked about their six-months expectations concerning the economy, inflation rates, interest rates, stock markets and exchange rates. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. The ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on August of 2017




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Gold prices edged lower on Friday, still weighed by the previous session’s upbeat U.S. economic growth data, although hawkish

GOLD DIPS IN ASIA AS DOLLAR GAINS WEIGH ON SENTIMENT

GOLD DIPS IN ASIA AS DOLLAR GAINS WEIGH ON SENTIMENT

GOLD DIPS IN ASIA Gold prices fell in early Asia on Monday with attention on the dollar after gains last week

GOLD DIPS IN ASIA Gold prices fell in early Asia on Monday with attention on the dollar after gains last week on renewed views the Fed may hike for a third time this year.

Gold for August delivery fell 0.16% to $1,262.52 on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Ahead in the week, Friday’s U.S. inflation figures are seen as key as are comments by Fed speakers on interest rate and balance sheet unwinding views.



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Last week, gold prices fell on Friday as a solid U.S. employment report for July revived expectations for another interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve this year.

In Asia, The AIG Construction index rose to 60.5 in July from 56.0 in June, a major boost. Japan reported its foreign reserves data for July with figures standing at $1.260 trillion from $1.260 trillion in June.

The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs last month, beating expectations for a gain of 183,000 and the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3%.

The report also showed that average hourly earnings increased by 9 cents or 0.3% last month to $26.36 an hour, the largest monthly increase since October.

Wages increased by 2.5% on a year-over-year basis, matching June’s increase.

The uptick in wage growth indicated that inflationary pressures are firming. Markets believe stronger inflation will enable the Fed to stick to its plans for a third interest rate hike this year.

Expectations of a faster pace of rate increases tend to weigh on gold, which is denominated in dollars and struggles to compete with yield-bearing assets when borrowing costs rise.

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CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone economic sentiment index fell in July

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CURRENCY INVESTORS Eurozone economic sentiment The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area fell to 35.6 in July of 2017 from 37.7 in the previous month, below market expectations of 37.2. 54.2 percent of the analysts surveyed expect no changes in economic activity in the coming six months while 5.1 percent expect it to get worse. Inflation expectations rose by 7.3 to 23.7. In contrast, the indicator for the current situation increased by 8.2 points to 28.7. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.27 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.



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Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35.60 37.70 89.90 -63.70 1999 – 2017 Monthly

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

CURRENCY INVESTORS German economic sentiment index dropped in July

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CURRENCY INVESTORS German economic sentiment  The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell slightly by 1.1 points to 17.5 in July 2017 from 18.6 in the previous month and below market consensus of 18. Still, the outlook for the German economic expansion in the coming six months continued to be positive, as 25.4 percent of financial market experts expect economic activity growth to pick up while 66.7 percent expect it to remain steady. Also, the assessment of the current economic situation in Germany decreased by 1.6 points to 86.4 from a six-year high of 88 in June. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.85 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.60 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.90 in July of 2008.



German economic sentiment

Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index

In Germany, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 experts from banks, insurance companies and financial departments of selected corporations.Participants are asked about their six-months expectations concerning the economy, inflation rates, interest rates, stock markets and exchange rates. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. The ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on July of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.50 18.60 89.60 -63.90 1991 – 2017 Monthly

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US Consumer Sentiment Revised Up In June

US Consumer Sentiment Revised Up In June

BUZ INVETORS  US Consumer Sentiment Revised The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment for the United States was revised higher to 95.1 in June of 2017 from a preliminary reading of 94.5 as current conditions were assessed more positive. However, it is the lowest reading in seven months, on lower future expectations, final figures showed.

The barometer for current economic conditions was higher at 112.5 from a preliminary of 109.6 and a final of 111.7 in May. On the other hand, the gauge of future expectations was revised down to 83.9 from a preliminary of 84.7. It was also lower than 87.7 in the previous month.

Americans expect the inflation rate to be 2.6 percent next year, matching earlier estimates and the May’s reading. The 5-year expectation was 2.5 percent, down from a preliminary 2.6 percent but above 2.4 percent in May.




US Consumer Sentiment Revised

The average level of the Sentiment Index during the first half of 2017 was 96.8, the best half-year average since the second half of 2000, and the partisan gap between Democrats and Republicans stood at 39 Index-points in June, nearly identical to the 38 point gap in February. The partisan divide still meant that June’s Sentiment Index of 95.1 was nearly equal to both the average (95.7) between the optimism of Republicans and the pessimism of Democrats and the value for Independents (94.6). Surprisingly, the optimism among Republicans and Independents has largely resisted declines in the past several months despite the decreased likelihood that Trump’s agenda will be passed in 2017. The most important policies to consumers are those that directly or indirectly affect their jobs, incomes, or their financial security. Fortunately, increasing uncertainty about future prospects for the economy has thus far been offset by the resurgent strength in the personal financial situation of consumers. The combination of continuing improvements in personal finances and increasing concerns about the economic outlook is typical around cyclical peaks. Nonetheless, the data provide no indication of an imminent downturn nor do the data provide any indication of a resurgent boom in spending. Even with a much improved 2nd quarter, personal consumption spending is expected to advance during 2017 by about 2.3%.Like up on FACEBOOK


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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

Eurozone economic sentiment indicator recorded a rise in June

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BUZ INVESTORS  Eurozone economic sentiment The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area increased to 37.7 in June 2017 from 35.1 in the previous month and better than market consensus of 37.2. It is the highest reading since August of 2015, as 41 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months; 55.7 percent expect the economic development to remain unchanged while only 3.3 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate.The indicator for the current situation also increased by 2.2 points to 20.5. Meanwhile, prospects for inflation rate fell by 0.6 points to 16.4. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.16 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.




 Eurozone economic sentiment

Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index

In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on June of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.70 35.10 89.90 -63.70 1999 – 2017 Monthly

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Fell in July on Prospects for Economy

US Consumer Sentiment Falls To 7-Month Low 

US Consumer Sentiment Falls To 7-Month Low
US Consumer Sentiment Falls The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States went down to 94.5 in

BUZ INVESTORS  US Consumer Sentiment Falls The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment for the United States went down to 94.5 in June of 2017 from 97.1 in May and well below market expectations of 97. It is the lowest reading in seven months as both present and future expectations declined, preliminary estimates showed. The recent erosion of confidence was due to more negative perceptions of the proposed economic policies among Democrats and the reduced likelihood of passage of these policies among Republicans.

 

The barometer for current economic conditions fell to 109.6 from 11.7 and the gauge of future expectations declined to 84.7 from 87.7.
Americans expect the inflation rate to be 2.6 percent next year, the same as in May and 2.6 percent in the next 5 years (2.4 percent in May).




US Consumer Sentiment Falls

The modest early June drop of 2.6 points in the Sentiment Index masks a much larger decline since June 8th. Prior to that date the Sentiment Index had averaged 97.7, but since June 8th, the Index fell to 86.7, a decline of 11.0 points. While this break corresponds with James Comey’s testimony, only a few consumers spontaneously referred to him or his testimony when asked to explain their views. Importantly, the decline was observed across all political parties, but the loss in confidence among self-identified Republicans since June 8th was larger than among Democrats (9.2 vs. 6.8 Index-points), with Independents showing the greatest falloff (11.5 Index-points). The size of the partisan difference between Democrats and Republicans in the Expectations Index, however, was largely unchanged (55.6 Index-points prior to June 8th, and 51.2 after). The recent erosion of confidence was due to more negative perceptions of the proposed economic policies among Democrats and the reduced likelihood of passage of these policies among Republicans. Fortunately, a strong job market, improved household income and wealth have provided a financial buffer against rising uncertainties. Nonetheless, consumers have become less optimistic about the future course of the domestic economy. Even with the expected bounce back in spending in the current quarter, personal consumption is expected to advance by 2.3% for all of 2017

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Eurozone economic sentiment index increased in June

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BUZ  INVESTORS Eurozone economic sentiment    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for the Euro Area increased to 37.7 in June 2017 from 35.1 in the previous month and better than market consensus of 37.2. It is the highest reading since August of 2015, as 41 percent of the analysts surveyed expect to see a pickup in economic activity in the coming six months; 55.7 percent expect the economic development to remain unchanged while only 3.3 percent expect economic growth to deteriorate.The indicator for the current situation also increased by 2.2 points to 20.5. Meanwhile, prospects for inflation rate fell by 0.6 points to 16.4. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in the Euro Area averaged 25.16 from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.90 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.70 in July of 2008.




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Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In the Euro Area, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 financial and economic analysts. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. Therefore, the ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.70 35.10 89.90 -63.70 1999 – 2017 Monthly

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

German economic sentiment index surprisingly declined in June

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BUZ INVESTORS  German economic sentiment  The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany fell to 18.6 in June of 2017 from 20.6 in the previous month and below market consensus of 21.5. It is the first fall in four months amid a slight drop in expectations. By contrast, the assessment of the current economic situation in Germany climbed by 4.1 points to 88 points, reaching the highest level since July of 2011. 70.8 percent of the financial market experts expect the current situation to remain as favourable as it is at the moment, and 23.9 percent even expect it to improve in the coming six months. Latest figures showed that the prospects for the German economy remain favourable. Zew Economic Sentiment Index in Germany averaged 23.87 from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 89.60 in January of 2000 and a record low of -63.90 in July of 2008.





 

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Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index Notes

In Germany, the ZEW Economic Sentiment Index measures the level of optimism that analysts have about current economic situation and expected economic developments for the next 6 months. The survey covers up to 350 experts from banks, insurance companies and financial departments of selected corporations.Participants are asked about their six-months expectations concerning the economy, inflation rates, interest rates, stock markets and exchange rates. The index is constructed as the difference between the percentage share of analysts that are optimistic and the percentage of analysts that are pessimistic about the development of the economy. The ZEW indicator measures the confidence on a scale of -100 (all analysts are unhappy with the current developments and expect the conditions to deteriorate) up to 100 (all analysts are satisfied with the current situation and expect it to improve). A 0 value indicates neutrality. This page provides the latest reported value for – Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Zew Economic Sentiment Index – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.60 20.60 89.60 -63.90 1991 – 2017 Monthly

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