Friday, December 14, 2018
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The following news stories, economic reports, and statistical tables are selected and compiled by founder John F. Gallwas, who has been an active participant in the financial service industry since January of 1958.
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WS: The ECB confirmed it would phase out its giant bond-buying program next month, but the bank softened the move by pledging to hold its €2.6 trillion ($2.9 trillion) stock of bonds for “an extended period of time past the date when it starts raising the key ECB interest rates,..
BB: Initial Claims for the week ended 12/06 fell to the lowest since September of 206K vs a revised up 233K the week before, and returning to hover near an almost five-decade low, signaling the labor market remains tight after what some economists saw as possible cooling signs.
WS: Inflation is merely creeping higher in China, and consumers are feeling a more intense sting from surging living costs, exacerbated by the impact of the trade fight with the U.S. on prices and economic growth. China’s consumer inflation accelerated for the fourth straight month in September, up 2.5% year-over-year to hit a seven-month high, driven by gains in food prices and higher fuel prices.
WS: The November CPI , was as expected +0.0% vs +0.3% in October, a sign a recent drop in oil prices is holding down inflation.
BB: Confidence in the German economy among investors was better than expected at -17.5, suggesting they may be starting to see a way through the current gloom. Still, the negative reading means pessimists outnumber optimists and was accompanied by a worse assessment of current conditions.
BB: The November PPI rose more than expected by +0.1% vs a revised down 0.0% in October, on advances in foods and transportation services, while a measure of underlying costs accelerated, offering some potential signs of inflation pressures bubbling up in the economy.
BB: China is moving toward cutting its trade-war tariffs on imported U.S.-made cars, a step already brandished by President Donald Trump as a concession won during trade talks in Argentina.
BB:Japan’s 3rd Q GDP was worse than expected at -2.5%, driven by the biggest drop in business spending in nine years amid a series of natural disasters. Growth is expected to recover in the current quarter and continue into next year, but trade tensions and a slowdown in China are major risks.
SLS: October job openings was little changed at 7.1M vs a revised down 7.0M In September. October hires edged up to 5.9M and separations were little changed at 5.6M. Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.3% and the layoffs and discharges rate was unchanged at 1.1%. T
BB: Economic data for China released over the weekend signal a further weakening of both domestic and international demand in November.. The PPI climbed 2.7% from a year earlier, the slowest pace in more than two years.and the CPI was less than expected at +2.2%. Exports in dollar terms rose 5.4%, while Imports grew 3%, and China’s trade surplus rose to $44.7 billion from $34.8 billion. .
Economic Reports for the Week ending Friday December 14, 2018
Mon: 10:00 Oct JOLTS Job openings (C) 7.1M vs revised down 7.0M  
Tue: 06:00 Nov NFIB SBO Index (C+) 104.0 vs 107.4
08:30 Nov PPI (B+) higher than est +0.1% vs revised down +0.0%
12:00 USDA Stocks 2018/2019 (A-)
--- Corn higher than est 1,781 vs 1,736
--- Beans higher than est 955 vs 955
--- Wheat higher than est 974 vs 949  
Wed: 07:00 MBA Mortgage (12/08) +1.6% vs +2.0%
08:30 Nov CPI (A-) on est 0.0% vs +0.3%  
Thur: 08:30 Initial Claims (D) lower than est 206K vs revised up 233K
08:30 Nov Export Prices (C) -0.9% vs +0.8%
08:30 Nov Import Prices (C) -1.6% vs +0.8%  
Fri: 08:30 Nov Retail Sales (A-) est +0.2% vs +0.8%
09:15 Nov Industrial Production (B) est +0.3% vs +0.1%
09:30 Nov Capacity Utilization (C) est 78.6% vs 78.4%  
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