Gabriel Stein

Chart of the week: US household debt still above sustainable area

Written by | Tuesday 11 June 2013

Summary: US household debt relative to disposable income rose slightly in Q1

What the chart shows: The chart shows US households gross debt, relative to personal disposable income. This debt/income ratio edged up in Q1 2013 for the first time since Q1 2009.

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Chart of the week: Eurozone unemployment keeps rising

Written by | Thursday 6 June 2013

Summary: Euro area unemployment rose to an all-time high of 12.2% in April

What the chart shows: The chart shows unemployment as a percentage of the labour force in the 17 countries sharing the single currency

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Chart of the week: Italian banking system balance sheet

Written by | Friday 31 May 2013

Summary: The Italian banking system’s balance sheet is expanding – this could be good news

What the chart shows: The chart shows the change in the size of the consolidated balance sheet of Italian and German MFIs, set to an index of September 20081=100

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Chart of the week: UK inflation dips in year to April

Written by | Wednesday 22 May 2013

 

Summary: UK trimmed mean inflation is 2% - exactly

What the chart shows: The chart shows UK headline consumer price inflation, the old RPI-X measure and trimmed mean inflation, all as 12-month % changes

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Chart of the week: Euro area car sales

Written by | Tuesday 23 April 2013

Summary: EA car sales continued to fall in March, highlighting the weakness of domestic demand

What the chart shows: The chart shows registrations of new cars in the euro area as a whole and in the four largest countries. The series are three-month moving averages to smooth out monthly fluctuations and are set to an index with the 2008 average=100.

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Chart of the week: Japanese monetary base and inflation

Written by | Tuesday 9 April 2013

Summary: Kuroda’s efforts may work through yen, not through monetary base

What the chart shows: The chart shows the Japanese monetary base and Japanese inflation, both set as an index with February 1993=100.

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Chart of the week: 25 fastest growing countries, 2015-2050

Written by | Tuesday 19 March 2013

The 21st Century may well be Africa’s Century – not Asia’s

What the chart shows: The chart shows the 25 countries with the fastest forecast population growth over the next 25 years. Only one – number 25 in the list – is not African.

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Chart of the week – GDP developments in euro area

Written by | Tuesday 19 February 2013

Summary: GDP fell by more than expected in most EA countries in Q4

What the chart shows: The chart shows the quarterly percent change in GDP in Q3 and Q4 2012 in the euro area and in its six largest members

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Chart of the week: US trade balance

Written by | Tuesday 12 February 2013

Summary: The US trade deficit for December 2012 was the narrowest since January 2010

What the chart shows: The chart shows the US trade balance – exports minus imports – in millions of dollars.

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Chart of the week: European household savings rates

Written by | Thursday 7 February 2013

Household savings rates are unchanged or headed in the wrong direction. That is bad news for the euro area.

What does the chart show: The chart shows household savings rates as % of disposable income up to Q3 2012, by country.

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