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UK Next Week's Agenda and Wrap Up — August 19, 2016

- Headlines for the UK economy and global highlights
- Wrap up, Aug 15 - 19 
- Next week’s agenda, Aug 22 - 26 
- Financial overview, government bond yields and financial forecasts
- The economy
- News and statements during the week

Helena Trygg, Economist | hetr01@handelsbanken.se

UK Next Week's Agenda and Wrap Up — August 12, 2016

- Headlines for the UK economy and global highlights
- Wrap up, August 8 - 12 
- Next week’s agenda, August 15 - 19 
- Financial overview, government bond yields and financial forecasts
- The economy
- News and statements during the week

Helena Trygg, Economist | hetr01@handelsbanken.se

UK Next Week's Agenda and Wrap Up — August 5, 2016

- Headlines for the UK economy and global highlights
- Wrap up, July 11 - August 5                       
- Next week's agenda, August 8 - 12
- Financial overview, government bond yields and financial forecasts
- The economy: Bank of England delivered more than expected                                                         
- News and statements during the week

Helena Trygg, Economist | hetr01@handelsbanken.se

Macro Comment UK — Bank of England delivered more than expected

Before the summer, governor Carney said that the central bank would act during the summer, and this time, the Bank of England delivered. For the first time in seven years, the BoE cut the policy rate by 25bp, to 25bp, and introduced an expansion of asset purchases, both government bonds and gilts by GBP 60bn, and corporate bonds by GBP 10bn.

Helena Trygg, Economist | hetr01@handelsbanken.se

UK Comment — Strong UK growth probably ends here

  1. UK economic growth accelerated to 0.6% q-o-q in Q2 - stronger than expected
  2. Improvement was skewed toward the beginning of the quarter
  3. Indicators point to risk of recession in H2 2016 - Bank of England set to act

Jes Asmussen, Chief Economist Denmark | jeas01@handelsbanken.dk

UK Comment — Brexit creating havoc in UK economy

  1. One-off preliminary reading on UK composite PMI showed a drop from 52.4 to 47.7 in July
  2. Largest monthly drop ever recorded and the lowest level since April 2009
  3. PMI numbers indicate risk of recession and could force Bank of England into action

Jes Asmussen, Chief Economist Denmark | jeas01@handelsbanken.dk