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UK jobs fall sharply to 3-year low

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • UK jobs and pay down sharply.
  • Japanese economy watchers downbeat about the outlook.
  • Australian business confidence worsens too.

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Chinese inflation edges higher

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Chinese inflation came in slightly ahead of expectations on the back of higher food prices.
  • BoF more downbeat about recent recovery.

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Japanese spending, Chinese exports & German manufacturing in recovery mode

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Japanese spending surges, but wages remain weak.
  • Chinese exports rebound, but imports slip back.
  • German and French manufacturing continues to recover.

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BoE in “steady-as-she-goes” mode

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • BoE less dovish, but no desire to tighten for a long time to come.
  • German factory orders comfortably beat expectations but remain well down on the pre-Covid peak.

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Success at the EU Summit

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • EU leaders finally reached agreement to allow the European Commission to issue €750bn of bonds, with a large share of funds raised to be disbursed to member states as grants. Japan’s latest inflation data broadly aligned with expectations, while the RBA Governor reiterated that scope for further monetary easing was limited.  

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