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EMU Comment — Largest decline in PMI in five years

  1. Elevated levels from previous months hard to sustain
  2. Weakness was broad based
  3. Only market jitters? ...ECB probably not overly concerned

Rasmus Gudum-Sessingø, Senior Economist | ragu02@handelsbanken.dk

UK Comment — PMIs signal weaker start to 2018

  1. Services PMI down to 53.0 in January from 54.2 in December (consensus 54.1)
  2. Sentiment pulled down by current business, while future expectations stay upbeat
  3. PMI composite down to 53.5 in January, the weakest level since August 2016

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

UK Comment — Manufacturing sentiment slides further in January as price pressures intensify

  1. New orders and output weigh on sentiment
  2. Input prices rising at the fastest rate in 11 months
  3. Based on past form, sentiment suggests slower output growth in the near term

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Sweden — Super Thursday for macro data full of interesting signals

  1. Consumer confidence remains strong - indicates limited fallout from the housing price fall
  2. Unemployment trending below our forecast for 2018? Will stoke inflation nonetheless
  3. Higher producer prices on the domestic market, imported goods weaker - but a pickup is on the cards

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

EMU Comment — Another month with the PMI surprising to the upside

  1. PMI strength within services and non-core countries
  2. Price pressure rising, but no ECB reaction yet

Rasmus Gudum-Sessingø, Senior Economist | ragu02@handelsbanken.dk

UK Comment — PMIs suggest current business has improved, but outlook uncertain

  1. Composite PMI lifted by services, but lowered by manufacturing and construction in December
  2. Current business provides support, while Brexit-related uncertainty dampens future expectations
  3. PMI suggests GDP growth of around 0.4 percent q-o-q in Q4

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no