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Mon, Mar. 24, 4:42 AM
- German flash manufacturing PMI has dropped to 53.8 in March from 54.8 in February and missed consensus of 54.7.
- Services fell to 54 from 55.9 and vs 55.8.
- Manufacturing output declined to 57 from 57.4.
- Composite output dropped to 55 from 56.4.
- Staffing rose for a fifth straight month, although "the increase was largely driven by hiring efforts at service providers," says Markit, "while manufacturing firms only reported a fractional rise in workforce numbers."
- Still, the data points to GDP growth of up to 0.7% in Q1, Markit says.
- The euro comes back down after jumping a bit following the French PMI and is flat at $1.3795. The DAX is -0.45%. (PR)
- ETFs: FXE, VGK, EUO, EWG, FEZ, ERO, EU, IEV, EPV, EZU, HEDJ, DRR, FEU, BUND, FEP, EUFX, UPV, ULE, DBGR, DXGE, BUNL, ADRU, URR, FEEU, FGM, GGOV, EURL, BUNT, EURZ, DBEU, FIEU, HEWG
Mon, Mar. 3, 4:00 AM
- German manufacturing PMI dropped to 54.8 (flash 54.7) in February from 56.5 in January.
- "With companies reporting strong expansions in new orders and export sales, the (manufacturing) sector looks set for further growth in the near future," says Markit. "Encouragingly, companies continued to take on additional staff, which signals confidence about future workloads."
- The euro is -0.2% vs the dollar, while the DAX is -1.9%, hurt by the developments between Ukraine and Russia. (PR)
- ETFs: EWG, BUND, EWGS, DBGR, GERJ, BUNL, DXGE, FGM, GGOV, BUNT, HEWG
Nov. 21, 2013, 3:42 AM
- German flash manufacturing PMI has climbed to a 29-month high of 52.5 in November from 41.7 in October and topped consensus of 52.
- Services jumped to 54.5 from 52.9 and vs 53.
- Manufacturing output rose to 54 from 53.6.
- Composite output increased to 54.3 from 53.2.
- The data suggests that the German economy "is well on track to achieve growth of close to 0.5%" in 2013, says Markit.
- Strong new business and backlogs indicate that the solid growth momentum will be sustained, with improvements in investment spending and job creation set to follow the upturn in business conditions.
- The DAX is -0.8%, while the euro recovers its post French PMI losses and is -0.1%. (PR)
- ETFs: FXE, VGK, EUO, EWG, FEZ, ERO, EU, EPV, IEV, EZU, DFE, DRR, HEDJ, GXF, GUR, BUND, FEU, EUFX, FDD, ESR, UPV, ULE, FEP, BUNL, URR, GERJ, ADRU, FEEU, DBGR, BUNT, FGM, GGOV, DXGE, DBEU, FIEU
Nov. 6, 2013, 7:00 AM
- German factory orders surged 3.3% on month in September, rebounding from a fall of 0.3% in August and slaying expectations for growth of 0.5%.
- On year, orders jumped 7.9% after climbing 3.1% a month earlier.
- Foreign bookings rose 6.8% in September, with eurozone demand climbing 9.7%, although domestic orders fell 1%. Still, foreign demand remains rather weak, Germany's Economy Ministry says. "The data confirm the picture of an increasingly domestically driven economic recovery."
- The data adds to PMI readings that show continued growth in overall German business activity.
- The euro spikes and is +0.2% vs the dollar, while the Dax is +0.4%.
- ETFs - Stocks: FGM, EWG, GERJ, EWGS, DBGR. Bonds: BUNL, BUNT, BUND, GGOV. Euro: FXE, ERO, ULE, URR, EUO, DRR, EUFX
Sep. 2, 2013, 4:26 AM
- German flash manufacturing PMI rises to 51.8 in August (flash 52) from 50.7 in July.
- "Improvements in domestic sales and a rebound in export demand...(combined) to generate the fastest expansion of output volumes since the middle of 2011," says Markit. "The "accumulation of unfinished work for the first time in five months...should stimulate job creation and investment spending."
- Expects manufacturing output to make a "positive contribution to German GDP" in Q3.
- DAX +1.5%, euro flat. (PR)
- ETFs - Stocks: FGM, EWG, GERJ, EWGS, DBGR. Bonds: BUNL, BUNT, BUND, GGOV
Aug. 14, 2013, 2:09 AM
- German Q2 GDP +0.7% on quarter vs flat in Q1 and consensus of +0.6%.
- On year, NSA GDP +0.9% vs -1.6% and +0.3%; WDA GDP +0.5% on year vs -0.3% in Q1.
- Having spiked following French GDP, the euro receives another boost and is now +0.1%.
- German ETFs - Stocks: FGM, EWG, GERJ, EWGS, DBGR; Bonds - BUNL, BUNT, BUND, GGOV.
- Eurozone ETFs - Euro: FXE, ERO, ULE, URR, EUO, DRR, EUFX. Equities: EZU, VGK, FEZ, EPV, IEV, ADRU, FEP, FDD, UPV, EPV, DFE, FEU, FEEU. Bonds: EU
Jul. 4, 2013, 9:51 AMEuropean bond yields drop following Mario Draghi's press conference, with the falls in the periphery particularly sharp. Spanish 10-year yields -14 bps to 4.65%, Portugal -27 bps to 7.2%, Italy -11 bps to 4.41%, France -6 bps to 2.24% and Germany -5 bps to 1.62%. U.K. gilts -4 bps to 2.36% following the BOE's dovish statement earlier. Treasurys are +3 bps at 2.5%. | Comment!
Jun. 20, 2013, 3:52 AMThe mayhem caused by the Fed daring to suggest that it could soon start cutting off the liquidity extends to the European bond markets. Ten-year yields on French bonds +13 bps to 2.24, Germany +11 bps to 1.67%, Italy +18 bps to 4.43%, Portugal +15 bps to 6.22%, Spain +16 bps to 4.69%, U.K. +15 bps to 2.28%. It's worth noting that Japanese 10-year yields are up just 3 bps at 0.84%. | 1 Comment
Mar. 21, 2013, 4:41 AMFlash German manufacturing PMI unexpectedly drops to 48.9 from 50.3 in February; manufacturing output 49.8 vs 50.7; services 51.6 vs 54.7, composite output 51 vs 53.3. The loss of output growth momentum was the greatest since the middle of 2011, says Market, while the survey doesn't take into account the impact of the Cyprus flair-up. The Dax and euro dive, and are -0.7% and -0.3% (vs the dollar) respectively. (PR) | Comment!
Jan. 6, 2012, 6:29 AM
Nov. 25, 2011, 3:02 AMGerman bunds stabilize as December futures rise 9 ticks to 135.14, while 10-year yields fall 2.5 bps to 2.169%. "Bunds are really just too cheap at the moment," says a trader. "The market is trading like it expects armageddon and equities are trading like they expect some sort of muddle through, but bunds are usually right." | Comment!
Nov. 24, 2011, 6:29 AMU.K. 10-year borrowing costs are now cheaper than those of Germany for the first time since 2009, with gilts yielding 2.19% and bunds 2.21%. "Going, going..With German bunds yielding more than gilts, the euro crisis has moved into its final phase. Germany must act or it's game over," says Jeremy Warner. | 5 Comments
Nov. 24, 2011, 4:34 AMAmid the angst over yesterday's German debt auction and PMI, the country's Ifo business sentiment index for Nov unexpectedly rises to 106.6 from 106.4 in Oct, the first increase since June. Expectations were for a drop to 105.1. The euro rises in reaction and is now +0.3% on the day to $1.339. (PR) | Comment!
Nov. 24, 2011, 4:19 AMGerman 10-year bond prices continue yesterday's falls following that debt auction, with yields rising 9 bps to 2.24% after reports that Germany’s government is concerned it may have to agree to euro bonds. It's a prospect that RBC rates strategist Norbert Aul calls a "credibility transfer." | Comment!
Nov. 23, 2011, 8:29 AMCould Germany change its mind over how to deal with the eurozone's debt crisis after a rise in yields today? David Beers, the head of S&P's sovereign ratings, seems to think so. "It's quite telling that there has been upward pressure on yields in Germany - it might begin to change perceptions," said Beers. | 3 Comments
Nov. 23, 2011, 5:52 AM
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