Gabriel Stein

Chart of the week: Japanese inflation rises to five-year high

Written by | Tuesday 10 September 2013

Summary: Japanese consumer prices are accelerating

What the chart shows: The chart shows the 12-month per cent change in the headline Japanese consumer price index

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German retail sales trundle along

Written by | Tuesday 3 September 2013

Summary: German retail sales moving sideways

What the chart shows: The chart shows German retail sales in real (inflation-adjusted) terms, with an index where 2010=100

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Chart of the week: US durable goods orders continue to trend up

Written by | Wednesday 28 August 2013

Summary: Signs that the US economy will remain weak in H2 2013 are multiplying

What the chart shows: The chart shows the level of orders for US for and shipments of durable goods (ie, manufactured goods intended to last for some years) excluding defence and transport

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Chart of the week: UK unemployment falling only slowly

Written by | Tuesday 13 August 2013

Summary: UK unemployment is slowly heading down – but fall likely to speed up

What the chart shows: The chart shows the UK rate of unemployment as a three-month centred moving average

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Chart of the week: US household savings rate falls after deleveraging of recession

Written by | Tuesday 6 August 2013

Summary: Latest GDP revisions also boost household savings

What the chart shows: The chart shows US household savings as % of disposable income

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Chart of the week: EU debt/GDP ratios rising

Written by | Tuesday 30 July 2013

Summary: The UK’s debt/GDP ratio fell in Q1; in most of the Eurozone, it rose

What the chart shows: The chart shows consolidated general government debt/GDP ratios in the UK and the euro area as %

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Chart of the week: Eurozone car sales flat for 10 months

Written by | Wednesday 24 July 2013

Summary: Euro are car sales have moved sideways for ten months

What the chart shows: The chart shows sales of new cars in the euro area as well as in the four largest EA members, expressed as an index with the average for 2008=100

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Chart of the week: Portuguese bond yields jump as government falls into disarray

Written by | Tuesday 9 July 2013

Summary: Spike on Portuguese bond yields show euro crisis not over

What the chart shows: The chart shows the yield on the Portuguese 10-year benchmark government bond; and the difference (‘spread’) between the yield on its German equivalent

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Chart of the week: Eurozone inflation not likely to pick up

Written by | Wednesday 3 July 2013

Summary: EA inflation remains subdued and below target

What the chart shows: The chart shows euro area (EA) inflation, headline, core (excluding food and energy) and trimmed mean (excludes the fastest and slowest changing items) as twelve-month changes.

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Chart of the week: Target 2 imbalances

Written by | Tuesday 18 June 2013

Summary: Target 2 imbalances narrow but remain wide

What the chart shows: The chart shows that Target 2 imbalances, while narrower than a year ago, remain wide – and have stopped narrowing

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