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November 2017

Economic Outlook – 19 November 2017


US Three of the leading US inflation indicators, the consumer price index, the producer price index and the import price index, collectively showed a firming of price growth in October. Although the headline CPI decelerated slightly in October, the slowdown reflected a decline in energy prices as the supply disruptions surrounding Hurricanes Harvey and Irma [...]

Economic Outlook – 12 November 2017


US On Tuesday, the JOLTS survey was released and indicated that demand for workers continues exhibiting strength. This is not necessarily a surprising story, given to low unemployment rate at just 4.1%, since December 2000. The job openings rate, which is the percentage of openings compared to the total level of employment including open roles, [...]

Economic Outlook – 5 November 2017


US Consumer spending accelerated at the end of Q3, with nominal consumption rising 1.0% in September. Inflation trimmed off 0.4%, leaving real consumer spending up 0.6% on the month. Spending was higher for both services and goods, with durable goods posting an especially strong increase. Hurricane related purchases were likely at work in September’s gain, [...]

October 2017

Economic Outlook – 8 October 2017


US In the US, employment contracted for the first time in seven years last month as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted work and typical hiring. NFP (nonfarm payroll) contracted by 33,000 jobs in September, led by a 111,000 decline in the leisure & hospitality sector. Average hourly earnings rose a stronger-than-expected 0.5% but the drop [...]

September 2017