China – January 20th 2017 07:30 (GMT+1)


China reported that the domestic economy grew at an annual rate of 6.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with economists forecasts of 6.7% growth in the world’s second largest economy.
For the full year the Chinese economy expanded by 6.7%.


Market News Briefing – Sep. 1st 2016 15:00 (GMT+1)


A surprising contraction in the US manufacturing sector

The manufacturing sector activity contracted unexpectedly in August due to the strengthening of the US dollar, slower growth of the global economy and uncertainty about the US economic outlook.

The manufacturing sector activity index in the US fell in August to 49.4 points – the lowest level since January, compared with a level of 52.6 points in July.
The economists had forecast only a slight decline in the index to 52 points.

Another data showed that the number of reported initial jobless claims stayed near a record low of more than four decades.

Market News Briefing – Aug 9th 2016 09:30 (GMT+1)


The trade deficit of the United Kingdom expanded in June to 12.5 billion pounds, versus 11.5 billion pounds in May.
The deficit was larger than forecast which stood at 9.6 billion pounds.

The industrial production in June rose by 1.6% (YoY) and -0.1% (MoM), in line with the early expectations.

The industrial output in June rose by 0.9% on an annualized basis, below the forecast of 1.3%.