Monthly Archives: February 2019

February 2019

Economic Outlook – 17 February 2019

2019-02-17T21:45:04+00:00

US In the US, there are signs that the shutdown has had a negative impact on activity. The pace of expansion in the services sector decelerated in January. The ISM non-manufacturing index fell to 56.7 in January from 58.0 in December, reflecting concerns about the government shutdown, which negatively impacted new orders. Front-and-center was December’s [...]

Economic Outlook – 17 February 2019 2019-02-17T21:45:04+00:00

Economic Outlook – 10 February 2019

2019-02-10T20:06:54+00:00

US There are signs that the shutdown has had a negative impact on activity. The pace of expansion in the services sector decelerated in January. The ISM non-manufacturing index fell to 56.7 in January from 58.0 in December, reflecting concerns about the government shutdown, which negatively impacted new orders. Fed chairman Jerome Powell said that [...]

Economic Outlook – 10 February 2019 2019-02-10T20:06:54+00:00

Economic Outlook – 3 February 2019

2019-02-10T20:03:06+00:00

US US interest rates fell and risky assets rallied last week in the wake of very dovish commentary from the US Federal Reserve after the January meeting of the FMOC (Federal Open Market Committee). Policymakers seemed to go out of their way to reverse course after sending a more hawkish-than-intended signal to markets after their [...]

Economic Outlook – 3 February 2019 2019-02-10T20:03:06+00:00