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We have revised up our second quarter consumption forecast to a startling 4.0% in the wake of yesterday's strong June retail sales numbers, which were accompanied by upward revisions to prior data.
The consensus forecast for a 0.6% month-to month rise in retail sales volumes in December--data released today--is far too timid.
The market-implied probability that the MPC will cut Bank Rate at its meeting on January 30 jumped to 63%, from 44%, following the release of December's consumer prices report.
October's 0.1% month-to-month fall in retail sales volumes was disappointing, following substantial improvements in the CBI, BRC and BDO survey measures.
The 2010s were the first decade since reliable records begin--in the 1700s--in which a recession was completely avoided
New BoE Governor Andrew Bailey will be reaching for his letter-writing pen soon, to explain to the Chancellor why CPI inflation is more than one percentage point below the 2% target.
The release of October's GDP report on Tuesday likely will be overshadowed by campaigning ahead of Thursday's general election.
CPI inflation looks set to remain below the 2% target this year, driven by sterling's recent appreciation and lower energy prices.
Political uncertainty is starting to dampen housing market activity again.
The consensus for today's first post-apocalypse jobless claims number, 1,500K, looks much too low.
The fall in CPI inflation to just 1.5% in October-- its lowest rate since November 2016--from 1.7% in September, isn't a game-changer for the monetary policy outlook.
Chancellor Javid's resignation, only eight months after assuming the role, is the clearest sign yet that the Johnson-led government wants fiscal policy to play a bigger part in stimulating the economy over the next couple of years.
Markets rightly placed little weight on October's below-consensus GDP report yesterday, and still think that the chances of the MPC cutting Bank Rate within the next six months are below 50%.
The Conservatives successfully have defended their average poll lead over Labour of 10 percentage points over the last week.
Today's general election looks set to be a closer race than opinion polls suggested two weeks ago.
In one line: Reports of falling buyer enquiries are hard to reconcile with sharply lower mortgage rates.
In one line: No longer slowing; lower mortgage rates are helping.
In one line: Still flat, but lower mortgage rates point to gains ahead.
In one line: Recovery simply reflecting lower mortgage rates; the election boost lies ahead.
In one line: Stimulus from lower mortgage rates is starting to filter through.
In one line: Lower mortgage rates are working their magic.
In one line: Lower mortgage rates are limiting the damage from Brexit uncertainty.
In one line: Recovery primarily driven by lower mortgage rates.
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