The Chinese economy is currently in a cyclical upturn. But the long-term perspective has not changed. The economy will continue to readjust to the new normal, meaning that a significant pick-up of growth is unlikely.
German bonds take back earlier losses – yields to creep higher today. S&P 500 just manages to rise to new highs. China’s economy picks up steam. Bank of England not unanimous for too much longer? Russian sanctions on the agenda again. Euro-zone PMIs set to rebound.
The latest Euro Rates Update is now available
BoE minutes showed a unanimous monetary policy decision at the July meeting, but the differing views about the outlook are starting to emerge. The modest wage pressures mean that the Bank is not in any hurry to start to raise rates, and the first rate hike is not around the corner. The August monetary policy meeting and the inflation report will be interesting.
EU to limit Russian access to capital markets Minutes of BoE meeting due at 10.30
German yields rebound – US Treasuries end with a small rally. Core bond to remain supported today. Equities with clear gains. EU continues to advance with small steps with Russian sanctions. US inflation pressures remain limited for now. At least some easing in the Euro-zone deflation threat. New 30-year benchmark from the EFSF. BoE minutes and French business confidence ahead.
The overall trend of inflation remained subdued in June
Japanese government cuts GDP forecast Pro-Russian separatists hand over black boxes to Malaysia
Core bond yields edge further down – geopolitical tensions continue to support bonds. Equity markets feeling pressure. More sanctions on Russia in the pipeline. US inflation pressures finally picking up? Belgium to sell longer bonds.
Growing pressure for further sanctions against Russia Israel steps up ground offensive in Gaza
If you are just back from holiday, here are a few bullets on what happened while you were busy…
Bond yields end a bit higher, but near-term upside still limited. US equities with a clear rebound – resistance in sight. Money market rates rise on higher LTRO repayments. More warnings on markets being too optimistic. US inflation numbers and Euro-zone PMIs ahead. Supply action easing – more coupon and redemption payments ahead.
Is Europe next Japan? Hopefully not. ECB and releveraging implications for EUR.
US CPI inflation will be out on Tuesday . China and the Euro-zone will present PMI figures. On Friday the German Ifo indexes is released. The BoE will deliver minutes from the July meeting and UK GDP figures will be out on Friday
Passenger plane downed over eastern Ukraine Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza
Bonds continue to rally – yields in several semi-core countries hit record lows. Equities suffer a beating. Chinese home prices continue to fall. Geopolitical concerns take centre stage ahead of the weekend. German 10-year yield about to fall to new lows. Mixed US data – Bullard sees early rate hikes. No ABS purchases from the ECB for a long while. US consumer confidence and euro debate ahead.