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21/02/2019 - Manufacturing activity in Japan in February recorded the first contraction of the last two and a half years. In fact, in the current month, the manufacturing PMI index shows a decline to 48.5 from 50.3 in January.
21/02/2019 - Risks to growth have pushed the Fed to take a break in interest rate hikes. However, the Fed appears to be divided on the next monetary policy moves.
21/02/2019 - Fitch Ratings put the double A rating on the sovereign credit of Great Britain into a negative credit watch, citing the risk of a downgrade in the case of a Brexit without an agreement with the EU.
19/02/2019 - The turnover of the Italian industry, in December 2018, decreased by 3.5% compared to November, suffering the strongest fall on the foreign market. This was noted by Istat, which on a yearly basis shows a fall of 7.3%.
19/02/2019 - The price of gold comes to $ 1,325 an ounce after spending most of the last two years under 1,300. The recent depreciation of the dollar contributes to pushing the precious metal, mirroring the positive signs that come from the US-China negotiations on trade.
19/02/2019 - The public debt in Italy declined to € 2,316.7 billion in December, after the record of the previous month to € 2,345.4 billion. This is announced by Bankitalia.
15/02/2019 - The chances are that the American economy will end up in recession in the next twelve months. According to a survey conducted by Reuters, there is currently one in four chance that US GDP slides into negative territory. A scenario that makes the Fed unlikely raise interest rates more than once this year.
15/02/2019 - The data relating to the GDP for the fourth quarter of 2018 in the Eurozone and in the EU-28 have been published. According to information from Eurostat, it grew by 0.2%. Negative data for Italy, which remains the only country with a lesser sign of the EU: -0.2%, the lowest, followed by 0% of Germany.
15/02/2019 - The Chinese consumer prices show a further slowdown at the beginning of 2019. According to the statistics office, inflation stood at 1.7% from 1.9% in December and from 1.8% in market. January growth was the slowest in the 12 months.
13/02/2019 - The 2018 of the financial advisory networks, monitored by Assoreti, closes with a decrease in total shareholders' equity of about 5 billion: at the end of December the total balance sheet was 513.8 billion against 518.5 of 2017.
13/02/2019 - Oxford Economics expects a decline in Italian GDP also in the first quarter of 2019, after the minus sign of the second half of 2018 and "zero growth for 2019 as a whole".
13/02/2019 - The American economy is doing well, thanks also to an unemployment rate close to the lows of the last 50 years. However, there are sections of the population that do not yet experience wellbeing. This was stated by the president of the Fed, Jerome Powell, adding that the risk of a recession in the United States is not high.
07/02/2019 - The economic indicators on growth in the euro area have surprised substantially negatively. This is what we read in the ECB economic bulletin. "Although some factors are likely to be volatile, these data suggest a slowdown in growth".
07/02/2019 - The 30-years Btp announced by surprise by the Ministry of the Economy received a solid reception. The book has exceeded € 41 billion, beating the previous record of € 35.5 billion that went back less than a month ago.
07/02/2019 - "On the basis of current prices of oil futures contracts, overall inflation is likely to fall further in the coming months". This is what we read in the ECB economic bulletin, in which it is recalled how in the Eurozone annual inflation fell to 1.6% from 1.9% in the previous month.
05/02/2019 - In January 2019 the economic activity of the Italian service sector recorded a decrease due to the growth trend of new orders and the drop in foreign orders. This is what emerges from the index prepared by Ihs Markit. The January figure is down to 49.7 from 50.5 in December.
05/02/2019 - Inflation still holds back in January in Italy. According to Istat's preliminary estimates, last month the national consumer price index recorded an increase of 0.1% on a monthly basis and 0.9% on an annual basis (from + 1.1% in the previous month). The rate thus slowed down for the second consecutive month, falling below the 1% threshold: it is the lowest value since April 2018.
05/02/2019 - The asset management industry is taking care of the risk of a "no-deal Brexit" scenario: the European Securities and Markets Authority has announced that it has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with the Financial Conduct Authority to avoid negative impacts on investors in the event of a failed agreement.
01/02/2019 - 2018 closed with a total net inflow of € 30 billion. Net business volumes, although lower than the previous record year (-23.4%), represent the fourth best result ever achieved by the networks. In December, deposits amounted to 2.6 billion euros, an increase of 33% compared to the result of the previous month.
01/02/2019 - Italy is in technical recession. The Istat, in its preliminary estimates, has certified that the GDP in the fourth quarter fell by 0.2%, scoring the second consecutive decline after the third quarter. This is the worst quarterly decline for five years now.