Weekly Economic Outlook

Weekly Economic Outlook 2017-05-01T17:51:08+00:00

Economic Outlook – 18 February 2018

US Headline US CPI increased 0.5% in January, and registered a 2.1% year-on-year increase. While energy prices played a large role in boosting the CPI, core CPI, excluding food and energy prices, rose 0.3%, the [...]

Economic Outlook – 11 February 2018

US The ISM non-manufacturing index posted a solid rebound in January after service sector activity took a breather in November and December. The headline rose to hit a new cycle high of 59.9. The improvement [...]

Economic Outlook – 4 February 2018

US The ISM manufacturing survey ticked down 0.2 points to 59.1, but new orders remained exceptionally strong and the backlog of unfilled orders increased. While the index declined slightly, it does not signal a slowing [...]

Economic Outlook – 28 January 2018

US Fourth quarter US GDP rose 2.6% on an annualised basis following the third quarter’s 3.2% rate of growth. An important measure of core demand, real final sales to private domestic purchasers, climbed to 4.6% [...]

Economic Outlook – 21 January 2018

US Weekly US jobless claims fell to 220,000 in the week ending 6 January, the lowest reading since 1973, when the US population was far smaller than today. The US Department of Labor reported last [...]

Economic Outlook – 14 January 2018

US The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), import price index and producer price index all came in a bit on the soft side. Job openings edged down for a second straight month in [...]