Weekly Economic Outlook

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

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Economic Outlook – 29 October 2017

US The modest 0.3% gain in industrial production for September would have likely been larger had it not been for the quarter percentage point drag from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Industrial production fell at a [...]

Economic Outlook – 22 October 2017

US The modest 0.3% gain in industrial production for September would have likely been larger had it not been for the quarter percentage point drag from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Industrial production fell at a [...]

Economic Outlook – 15 October 2017

US August JOLTS data show demand for labor was solid before the storms, suggesting the decline in September should reverse rather easily. Openings remained at their record highs, though that did little to entice workers [...]