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Below is a list of our Eurozone Publications for the last 6 months. If you are looking for reports older than 6 months please email info@pantheonmacro.com, or contact your account rep

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17 May 2022 What is Happening to the EU Ban on Russian Oil Imports

EZ trade data show that sanctions hit trade with Russia hard, and energy imports fell in March.

Progress in imposing an oil ban has stalled, as four countries, led by Hungary, threaten to veto it...

...The risk to our assumption that the EU will push ahead with a ban on gas soon, is towards no ban.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Trade Balance, Eurozone, March 2022

 In one line: Still widening, and the March headline likely will be revised lower. 

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

12 May 2022 GDP Growth in France is Slowing, but It's Holding up Relatively Well

Survey data point to a relatively robust French economy, but we still see a slowdown in H2.

We expect 3.0 full-year growth in France in 2022, down 0.7pp from our previous forecast.

Consumption in France will suffer from higher inflation, but we’re betting on solid growth in capex.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

11 May 2022 If the EU Bans Russian Gas, Italy will Flirt with Recession in H2

Italy will probably avoid entering a technical recession in Q2, as services activity rebounds strongly...

...But we now expect an EU ban on gas imports from Russia, which will weigh on growth in H2.

Our forecasts for Spain are unchanged from March as recent developments offset each other.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

10 May Germany will Enter Recession in the Second Half of the Year

We still think German GDP growth will pick up a bit in Q2, as services activity improves.

But the economy probably will fall into recession in the second half of the year.

We now see full-year growth in 2022 at just 1.5-to-1.6%, with the same pace likely in 2023.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Trade Balance, France, March 2022

In one line: The deficit in goods is widening, but the surplus in services is soaring.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

6 May 2022 The EZ Inches Closer to an H2 Recession in our New Forecasts

Our baseline view now is that Europe is moving seriously to rid itself of Russian energy supplies.

But a gas embargo will not be implemented overnight, which should smooth the economic hit.

German growth will be hit hardest, but we are lowering our forecasts for France and Italy too.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

5 May 2022 We Now Think the ECB will Lift its Deposit Rate in July, by 25bp

Hawkish comments from Isabel Schnabel seal the deal on a July rate hike, probably by 25bp.

Germany’s nominal trade surplus plunged in March, due mainly to a collapse in exports to Russia.

Retail sales in the Eurozone are flatlining, due almost exclusively to soaring prices.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Trade Balance, Germany, March 2022

In one line: Stung by a collapse in exports to Russia; imports are still rising sharply. 

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

29 Apr 2022 Is this the Start of a Sustained Fall in Energy Inflation? We Think So

The electricity price cap in Spain means energy inflation there will fall further than previously thought.

German food and core inflation surprised to the upside in April, offsetting the fall in energy inflation.

Today's EZ release will show a smaller fall than we previously forecast; to 7.0% from 7.4% in March.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

25 Apr 2022 Services Propels the EZ Economy into Q2 on a Solid Footing

EZ economic activity accelerated heading into the second quarter...

...All thanks to a pick-up in services activity; manufacturing nearly stalled, as German output fell.

We expect GDP growth to accelerate in Q2, barring an immediate embargo on Russian energy imports.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

22 Apr 2022 Near-Term Risks to EZ Inflation now are Tilted to the Downside

EZ energy inflation likely will fall in April, and a cut in German fuel duties could mean a plunge.

Mr. Macron is pulling away in the polls ahead of Sunday's vote; his re-election looks like a good bet.

Business sentiment in France points to slowing GDP growth at the start of Q2, but not a collapse.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

21 Apr 2022 Outlook for Services Remains Bright unlike that for Industry

Industry provided a boost to GDP growth in Q1, despite the downward revision to January’s outturn.

The outlook for industry is bleak, but should be offset by relatively bright prospects for services.

The IMF’s downward revision to its EZ GDP growth estimate for 2022 brings it in line with us.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

20 Apr 2022 The Euro Area Trade Deficit Likely Widened Further in Q1

The Eurozone’s trade deficit probably widened further midway through the first quarter.

EZ imports from China likely are now slowing, but the cost of energy imports is soaring.

An EU embargo on Russian gas could be an economic own goal, but a crucial political signal.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

14 Apr 2022 The ECB will Repeat the March Message Today; QE will End in Q3

The ECB will stick to the script today; net asset purchases will end in Q3, data permitting.

We are more hawkish than the consensus on rate hikes in 2022, but more dovish for the 2023 outlook.

Is the ECB developing a new QE tool, and if so, does that mean an end to "sequencing"?

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

13 Apr 2022 German Inflation was Still Red Hot in March, but it will Ease in Q2

Energy and food inflation were still soaring in Germany at the end of the first quarter.

They will remain drags on real income growth, but a cut in fuel duties will help significantly in Q2.

The widening French trade deficit in goods doesn't tell the whole story; the services surplus is booming.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Trade Balance, France, February 2022

In one line: The deficit in goods remains wide, but the surplus in services is robust. 

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

8 Apr 2022 A Russian Energy Embargo Likely Would Send EURUSD to Parity

The stars are aligned for further EURUSD weakness in the second quarter; 1.05 is in sight.

A European embargo on Russian gas likely would push EURUSD to parity; this risk is rising.

German GDP growth was picking up strongly before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

5 Apr 2022 France is Set for Another Face-Off Between Macron and Le Pen

The stage is set for Mr. Macron and Ms. Le Pen to make it through Sunday's vote, just in 2017.

Mr. Macron is in a strong position to beat Ms. Le Pen in a run-off, but the gap is closing, quickly.

Germany's trade surplus likely rebounded in Q1; EZ investor sentiment is still falling.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

PM Datanote: Trade Balance, Germany, February

In one line: Solid; net trade probably boosted Q1 GDP growth.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

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