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3. October 2022
USA: ISM manufacturing sentiment shows significant weakness - but also slowing inflation pressure at the factory gates
Turkey: Erdogan's unorthodox monetary policy may soon lead to hyperinflation
Japan: The economy performs better than the European economy, but the labour market is tight - and getting tighter
30. September 2022
EU: The Y-shaped stock market, 'war economy' - and the public sector on a spending spree with no buyer of last resort
China: PMI surveys show a weak economy. 'Common prosperity' is back on the agenda, which does not necessarily bode well for the private sector
29. September 2022
Germany: Inflation hitting the highest since 1951 will have ramifications for a vulnerable political system. A too fragile energy infrastructure could trigger deindustrialisation
Eurozone survey heralds recession, inflation higher for longer: There will be 'no labour shortage problem in 2023'. Households' unemployment expectations jumped sharply in September
28. September 2022
The Bank of England, on an ice floe, is panicking after years of manipulating the bond market. The ECB could soon be in the same situation
Sweden: NIER survey shows no signs of relief. The opposite is the case. Consumer confidence hits a new record-low
Germany: Households have neither confidence in the future nor the European Central Bank. 'Fragmentation' is no longer the main problem
27. September 2022
USA: A better-than-expected New Home Sales report underscores that the Federal Reserve has much more tightening to do - but households' inflation expectations decline
Eurozone: Corporate lending jumps as loan demand declines. The liquidity situation tightens significantly
26. September 2022
Podcast interview: What will happen if Putin uses tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine? Three experts answer [Language: Danish]
Germany: IFO survey is now a harbinger of an 8% economic contraction. There is weakness across the board
23. September 2022
British and Eurozone consumer confidence indexes drop again sharply to new record lows, as policymakers underestimate headwinds headed towards households
22. September 2022
Eurozone: Belgian and Dutch consumer confidence indexes drop to a new record low as households and companies face unprecedented headwinds
The Swiss and other central banks raising policy rates will force the Bank of Japan and a reluctant ECB to act. This will trigger yen repatriation
Federal Reserve: 'There is no easy way to get inflation down'. Policy rates to stay higher for longer 
21. September 2022
USA: Existing home prices are headed significantly lower in 2023
How much will bond yields increase now as the 'buyers of last resort' made a U-turn?
Recommendation: Buying the yen and selling the euro
20. September 2022
The Riksbank and the ECB proved not to be up to the task. They reacted too late to an obvious risk. Consequently, their economies will now plunge into a deep recession
Germany: Factory gates inflation soared in August, but core inflation declined. A massive increase in unemployment is now in the pipeline
Japan: Headline inflation hits 3% - and higher inflation is in the pipeline. The Bank of Japan reversing monetary policy will have global ramifications
19. September 2022
USA: The NAHB index continues to see trouble in the housing market. The Federal Reserve will stay the course until the unemployment rate moves to a 'safe distance' from NAIRU
China: The downturn in the housing market continues - prices, sales and construction activity decline
15. September 2022
There will be no updates on September 16
USA: Philadelphia Fed survey shows no signs of a manufacturing rebound, but price pressure continues to decline caused by 'demand destruction'
French households are exposed to low inflation at the expense of energy self-sufficient countries with free market prices. Berlin and Paris showing no signs of 'energy solidarity' could backfire when winter arrives
China: Guangzhou allowing 20% home price cuts will have huge ramifications. Households' only 'safe investment' is now gone
14. September 2022
USA: Factory gate inflation slows due to falling commodity prices, but the next inflation leg will come from a tight labour market
The consequence of ignoring inflation in the first place will lead to a steep increase in US and European unemployment in 2023. China shows the same symptoms
Britain: Inflation statistics show tentative signs of having peaked, but the Bank of England has significantly more tightening in the pipeline. European liquidity tightening gains momentum
13. September 2022
USA: A disappointing August CPI report underscores the Federal Reserve is on a path of significant tightening. A tight labour market will create the next inflation leg
Germany: The ZEW survey closes the gap with the IFO survey. Berlin, the weakest link in Europe's energy infrastructure, needs to show more humility
Lower inflation, Russia's 'defeat'. Too good to be true? Maybe, but central banks will stay the course of monetary tightening - and more European companies may vote with their feet
12. September 2022
The far-right Brothers of Italy party knows the path toward power is through the centre, showing its true colours after the election
Europe: So far, the biggest surprise is the slow decline in the economy
9. September 2022
China: Monetary statistics still show a sluggish economy - but Chinese exporters now focus on European manufacturers under siege
China: No signs of inflation still leave room for more easing - but Beijing will not make the same 'mistake' as in 2008
8. September 2022
Eurozone: The ECB finally sees the writing on the wall, but this comes too late to support the euro. More tightening in the pipeline despite Lagarde trying to dilute today's decision during the press conference
Britain: A steep decline in house prices is now in the pipeline, according to RICS. This will hit all of Europe as households are exposed to unprecedented purchasing power erosion - and monetary tightening
Podcast interview with Jens Eskelund, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Chamber in China: Is the economic situation in China worse today than in 2008?
7. September 2022
China: The 'only' growth driver disappoints as the world economy slows. Beijing will not launch '2008-like stimulus measures'
6. September 2022
USA: The ISM service survey shows more tailwinds as inflation pressure declines and employment turns positive again but also supports the Federal Reserve staying the course
Australia: The RBA raises policy rates to the highest since 2015. More in the pipeline, but the Aussie will see little support from this
Germany: Industrial orders continue to decline - and more is coming with or without a mild winter
5. September 2022
Podcast interview with Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, PIIE and German Marshall Fund: China's economic model no longer works
2. September 2022
USA: A strong employment report in August. Is soaring inflation forcing more workers to re-enter the labour force?
Euro-zone: Factory gates inflation surprises again the market consensus. There is little room for significantly higher wages, as many European companies will soon find themselves in an existential crisis without a steep decline in energy prices
Podcast interview: 'A postcard from Chengdu in China' -  Must Listen
1. September 2022
USA: A well-balanced manufacturing ISM survey except for a bounce in the employment index. Factory gates inflation falls sharply. No signs of manufacturing recession - at least not yet
Europe: The 'German disease' spreads rapidly to all of Europe
Germany: The July retail sales report and consumer surveys herald significant economic weakness in H2. A new lockdown in Chengdu will create new supply chain problems
31. August 2022
Eurozone: The ECB talks about 'data dependent'. If this is the case, the central bank should have raised policy rates in 2021
China's official PMI survey: The economy is in trouble. Beijing launches measures 'to fight headwinds created by Beijing'. Could China reinforce European deindustrialization?
30. August 2022
USA: The Conference Board consumer survey is far too strong to be good news for the financial market. Inflation expectations drop
Euro-zone: EU survey shows a sharp drop in households' inflation expectations despite soaring energy prices
Sweden: The economic outlook continues to deteriorate. Households' inflation expectations soar in August
26. August 2022
USA: Falling inflation will create the foundation for false dawn, but the Federal Reserve is still expected to stay the course
France: Consumer confidence bounces back from the lowest since 2013, but the foundation for 'artificially low inflation' will disappear on January 1
Germany: Another sharp decline in consumer sentiment and no rebound in IFO indicators underscore the risk of unprecedented economic contraction in the second half of 2022
China is in growth panic: Huawei founder talks about 'survival'. Is Beijing now on a spending spree similar to the 'mother-of-all-stimulus measures' in 2008?
25. August 2022
Germany: IFO survey still confirms economic contraction of 6% - and the survey has rarely been wrong
France: Manufacturing sentiment declines, but the overall composite index continues to herald 'moderate growth' - and not recession
24. August 2022
South Korea's industry is well-prepared for the new game in town, global military build-up, reinforced by a more hawkish new government
23. August 2022
USA: New home sales plunge to the lowest since January 2016. A sharp increase in inventory of unsold homes is a harbinger of a sharp decline in existing home prices
What does the slope of the yield curve say about the future?
22. August 2022
Euro-zone: A sharp decline in Dutch consumer confidence in August is a harbinger of a very tough time for the union
19. August 2022
British consumer confidence drops to the lowest since 1974, as households' standard of living is on a long-term decline
Podcast interview with Morten Springborg: The collapse of the European Union's energy policy and green transition. 'Put naivety aside or we will face deindustrialisation and huge welfare losses in Europe' [language: Danish]
Germany: A terrible PPI report shows energy inflation is feeding into all sectors
18. August 2022
USA: Philadelphia Fed survey indicates a 'possible' bottom in the manufacturing sector in Q4. Signs of falling inflation still prevail
The penny finally 'seems' to have dropped at the ECB, but this is a painfully slow process
17. August 2022
USA: Inflation makes inroads into retail sales, but households are in a much better position than in Europe
Britain: Inflation hits the highest level in 40 years. The role of monetary policy to boost growth will disappear in the current environment
A short note on the ramifications of chaos in an unbalanced energy market in the European Union - or a failed energy strategy
Japan: Reuters Tankan survey shows a rebound in manufacturing and service sentiment. Stop-loss in 'short-Japanese-stocks strategy'
16. August 2022
US housing starts dropped sharply in July, as the affordability index plunged at the fastest rate since 1982
The consequences of the EU's naive energy policy are spreading to the entire economy, but naivety continues in Berlin
15. August 2022
USA: Empire State survey shows a steep decline in business sentiment to the lowest since May 2020. Manufacturing recession?
Germany: Wholesale price statistics indicate falling CPI inflation, but skyrocketing electricity prices will soon put an end to the joy
China's central bank cuts rates as other decision-makers are doing 'repair' after the policy mess created by President Xi Jinping
12. August 2022
USA: University of Michigan consumer sentiment index improves. One-year inflation expectations drop, but five-year inflation expectations increase
Euro-zone: Manufacturing output continues to bounce back, but the need to boost inventories is slowly evaporating
Britain: Q2 GDP report is the beginning of a deeper economic contraction as the 'perfect storm' in Europe's electricity market hits the shore
11. August 2022
USA: The decline in factory gates inflation has started. More positive inflation surprises are in the pipeline
USA: A short note on the July inflation report
10. August 2022
USA: Inflation declines more than market expectations keeping alive the storyboard of 'investors believing policy rates will hit the peak soon' - although this will prove a false dawn
China does not have an inflation problem. Beijing benefits from cheap energy from its 'vassals' - for instance, Russia
9. August 2022
USA: Labour productivity declines at the fastest rate since WWII as the Federal Reserve talks about 'higher NAIRU'
USA: NFIB survey shows signs of falling inflation pressure. The labour market remains tight, as NAIRU is higher today than a decade ago
USA: Federal Reserve of New York confirms falling inflation ahead - but this will not prevent the US central bank from launching aggressive tightening
8. August 2022
China: Exports boost the trade surplus to an all-time high, as weak domestic demand puts a lid on imports. Foreign companies on the mainland face several dilemmas
5. August 2022
USA: The employment report shows that the Federal Reserve still has much more tightening in the pipeline in 2022
Nancy Pelosi has made the geopolitical situation even worse for the European Union
Euro-zone: There are tentative signs of manufacturing improvement, but 'talking-before-thinking' politicians could soon trigger a more dangerous supply chain disruption
4. August 2022
Germany: There are no signs of a rebound in industrial orders - but 'financial sentiment' improves due to 'inflation expectations' and 'peace talk'
3. August 2022
USA: The ISM service survey is short-term ammo to the stock market but also more evidence of a hawkish Federal Reserve despite lower inflation pressure
Euro-zone: Retail sales fell sharply in June. The headwinds will be even stronger in Q3