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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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10 Nov 2022 Eurozone Monitor Rising ECB Rates Look Durable, but We See Two 25bp Cuts in 2024

  • Economists’ forecasts for ECB policy rates beyond Q1 next year lack imagination, for good reason.
  • A solid labour market and fiscal stimulus support the ECB’s sustained departure from the zero bound.
  • Our new forecasts see a medium-term ECB policy rate at 1.8-to 2.0%, pointing to cuts in H1-2024.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

4 Nov 2022 Eurozone Monitor Swiss Inflation is Falling, Fast; the EZ Labour Market is Still Resilient

  • Swiss inflation fell again in October, and all signs point to it sliding below the SNB’s estimates in Q4.
  • We look for the SNB to hike just once more, taking the key policy rate to only 1.0%.
  • The EZ labour market took the slowdown in Q3 on the chin, but surveys suggest resilience won’t last.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

27 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor The 2s10s Bund Curve is about to Invert; What Happens Next

  • Bond yields in Germany are rising at their fastest pace this side of reunification.
  • The German 2s10s yield curve has collapsed to zero; we think it will invert soon.
  • Normally, an inverted yield curve points to a policy mistake by the central bank, but not this time.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

22 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor The Centre-Right Looks Set to Win in Italy; Big Challenges Await

  • Polls point to a right-wing coalition leading Italy soon; the economy is still headed for recession.
  • Deep-rooted issues need to be tackled to ensure a growth profile that keeps public debt sustainable.
  • BTP yields will rise until the new PM starts work, but will fall next year as political uncertainty abates.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

20 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor EZ Construction Stabilised in July, but Q3 Will be Poor Overall

  • EZ construction output rose slightly in July, but we doubt this is the beginning of a sustained rebound.
  • Survey data suggest that construction will weaken further in the third quarter, after a soft Q2.
  • Private sector construction will be hit by rising rates; civil engineering should be more resilient.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

16 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor Net Trade is A Wildcard for Our EZ Recession Call

  • Another rise in imports meant the EZ trade deficit widened further at the start of the third quarter.
  • We suspect net trade will be a drag on GDP growth in H2, but risks to this call are to the upside.
  • Hourly labour costs data confirm what we already know; real wages are falling in the EZ

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Hourly Labour Costs, EZ, Q2

In one line: Accelerating, but still falling short of inflation.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

13 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor The ECB is Playing a Risky Game, but it has no Choice

  • No one knows how the EZ economy will respond to a 250-to-300bp increase in interest rates.
  • But the ECB is not necessarily making a policy mistake; the surge in inflation can’t be ignored.
  • Sustained fiscal stimulus and a resilient labour market offer hope that the ECB will get away with it.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

2 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor No Help for ECB Doves Looking Beyond the CPI Data for Support

  • ECB doves have little to pin their hope on for next
    week, despite soft survey data in manufacturing.
  • The EZ labour market was resilient at the start of Q3, but spending, ex-services, was mixed.
  • EZ manufacturing is now likely in recession, but this is not enough to stay the ECB's hand.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Unemployment, Germany, August 2022

In one line: Unemployment is rising, but mainly due to supply-side effects.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

24 Aug 2022 Eurozone Monitor Deepening Downturn won't Deter Further ECB Rate Hikes this Year

The slide in the Composite PMI to an 18-month low now points to downside risks to our Q3 GDP call.

The steep decline in demand and easing hiring intentions suggest the worst is yet to come.

The fall in the EURUSD will catch the ECB’s attention, but will have little impact on core inflation.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

18 Aug 2022 Eurozone Monitor It's all Downhill from Here for Eurozone GDP Growth

We expect another downward revision to Q2 EZ GDP data; probably by 0.1-to-0.2pp.

The EZ economy faces a difficult second half; we look for falling GDP in both Q3 and Q4.

The outlook for employment growth has soured; we think it will slow to just 0.5% by year-end.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Unemployment, EZ, June

In one line: Eurostat’s measure shows no “refugee effect”.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

2 Aug 2022 EZ Monitor The EZ Labour Market is Resilient, but Cracks are Now Showing

The EZ jobless rate held at a record-low in June, but the number of people unemployed rose slightly.

Ukrainian refugees are lifting labour supply less than expected, but we still see joblessness rising in H2.

We think the EZ unemployment rate will rise to 7.0% by year-end; risks to this forecasts are balanced.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

1 Aug 2022 EZ Monitor Robust GDP and Inflation Data Point to a 50bp Hike in September

Strong EZ macro data signal a 50bp hike in  September, but we no longer see a hike in February.

The German economy stalled in Q2, setting the scene for a technical recession in H2....

...EZ GDP rose by a solid 0.7% q/q in Q2, but we think it will be revised lower in time, probably to 0.4%.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Advance Q2 GDP & Unemployment, Germany

In one line: GDP will soon be falling; a rise in labour supply is lifting the unemployment rate.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

29 July 2022 EZ Monitor German core HICP inflation is still rising; it will peak in September

HICP core inflation in Germany rose further in July; it will peak in September, at just under 4%.

Energy inflation in Germany is now falling, but upside risks in gas and electricity are still substantial.

ESI sank in July, adding to the evidence of a significant slowdown in the EZ economy.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

28 July 2022 EZ Monitor Italian Surveys Softened in July; EZ Real M1 Growth is still Depressed

The slowdown in real M1 growth continues to suggest that the EZ economy is now in recession.

ISTAT’s ESI for Italy for July supports our view that Italy, with Germany, will be drags on EZ activity in Q3.

Consumers are shifting their attention to the worsening economic environment.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

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