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- The ECB will buy most of what governments need to issue this year, but 2023 will be different.
- We look for bund yields to rise to 0.5% by mid-2023, with the 2s10s yield curve steepening to 90bp.
- Our baseline is for constant BTP spreads; this implies yields at 1.8% by the middle of next year.
- The PMIs point to evidence of easing supply-side constraints at the start of the year…
- ...But manufacturing is not out of the woods yet, and services activity is being depressed by restrictions.
- We are sticking to our view that GDP growth slowed to 0.2% q/q in Q1, after a 0.6% increase in Q4.
- Inflation in the EZ has peaked, but core inflation above 2% will be a challenge for the ECB in 2022.
- Watch services inflation closely after the decline in January; it could hit 3%-plus in Q3.
- We see three conditions for the ECB to lift its deposit rate by 30bp in H1 2023.
In one line: All set for a big drop in Q1, but the core will rebound strongly in Q2 and Q3.
- Growth in EZ house prices accelerated at a record pace in Q3; at this rate, it will hit 10% soon.
- With most tailwinds still around this year, we expect further house price growth increases.
- This will put a floor on any slowdown in spending growth, but will also raise alarm bells at the ECB.
- We still think net trade supported GDP growth in Q4, despite the nominal goods trade deficit.
- Leading indicators suggest net exports won't pro- vide much of a boost to GDP growth in 2022.
- Full-year German GDP data for 2021 suggest growth was slower than previously thought in Q4.
In one line: Core inflation was still rising by the end of 2021, but it will fall in January.
- EZ unemployment fell further in November, due to an improvement in all major economies.
- Unemployment in the euro area will fall below 7% soon, even with Omicron now a near-term threat.
- Our labour market forecasts imply accelerating wage growth in 2022; the ECB will take note.
- Retail sales data had a decent November, but online sales can't offset falling services spending.
- Germany is on track to meet our expectations for Q4 growth, but we're reducing our forecasts in France.
- EZ inflation has peaked; a strong rebound in the core will be a headache for the ECB in Q2 and Q3.
In one line: This is the peak, but the fall will be slow and uneven.
- German factory orders are running hotter than manufacturing production...
- ...And the jump in manufacturing turnover points to a consensus-beating production report today.
- Headline inflation in Germany was broadly stable in December, but the core rate rose further.
In one line: Still hot, but also old news; both the headline and core will fall in January.
- The December PMIs indicate that EZ manufacturing production is now outpacing services output.
- German GDP growth underperformed in Q4, according to the PMIs; Spain did relatively well.
- French consumer sentiment remained resilient in Q4, but we look for a setback in Q1.
- Advance November retail sales data point to relative strength in EZ consumption midway through Q4.
- Germany's labour market recovery continued in Q4, but surveys warn of a setback in Q1.
- Headline inflation in France remained high in December, but energy inflation is now falling.
In one line: Energy inflation is now likely falling, but the core remains firm.
- Omicron is less of a burden on hospitals than Delta, but surging cases will still lead to restrictions in Q1.
- Warm weather and energy imports are driving a fall in natural gas prices; good news for consumers.
- The slowdown in real M1 growth points to a further fall in the EZ composite PMI in Q1, to about 52.
- The upward revision to Q3 GDP in Spain still leaves it further below the Q4 2019 level than elsewhere...
- ...The recovery has now slowed sharply; we look for just 1.0% growth in Q4; risks are to the downside.
- Data over the holidays are likely to show soft retail sales and yet more softening in business surveys.
- Gas prices have further to rise in the short term boosting energy inflation into Q1.
- But easing demand and base effects will then bring gas inflation hurtling down.
- Political tensions with Russia, and Germany's plans to wind down nuclear energy, present upside risks.
- Supply bottlenecks are now easing, but likely will remain a challenge at the start of next year.
- Rising energy costs and new virus restrictions are the key risks to manufacturing in the near term.
- The virus might also drive more long-lasting distortions between supply and demand.
- We are raising our headline inflation forecasts for next year, but we're still well behind the ECB.
- Core inflation will hover around 2% for much of next year, causing a headache for the central bank.
- More poor survey data reassert our view that Q4 and Q1 won’t be pretty for the EZ’s largest economy.