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Monday, Mar 34:00 AM
Monday, Mar 34:00 AM| Comment!
- 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
Wednesday, Nov 62013, 7:00 AM
Wednesday, Nov 62013, 7:00 AM| Comment!
- 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
Monday, Sep 22013, 4:26 AM
Monday, Sep 22013, 4:26 AM| Comment!
- 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
Wednesday, Aug 142013, 2:09 AM
Wednesday, Aug 142013, 2:09 AM| Comment!
- 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
Thursday, Mar 212013, 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) |Thursday, Mar 212013, 4:41 AM| Comment!
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