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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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labour market

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

26 July 2022 EZ Monitor Falling EZ Inflation Expectations will be a Relief for the ECB

Most measures of inflation expectations are falling, supporting our view that inflation is near its peak.

After starting its hiking cycle last week, the ECB will be able to take a break next year.

The drop in the IFO adds to the evidence that the EZ’s largest economy is now in a technical recession.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

22 July 2022 EZ Monitor The ECB goes big on rates, and Italy heads for elections

The ECB ends forward guidance with a surprise 50bp hike; we see 25bp in September and October.

The new anti-fragmentation tool sounds like a bazooka, but after reading the details, we are not sure.

Italy will head to the polls in September; the far-right is polling highest.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

15 July 2022 When will Swiss Inflation Start to Fall? August is a Good Bet

All signs point to a drop in Swiss imported inflation; weaker growth will weigh on domestic prices.

Calling the peak in the headline rate is fraught with difficulty; our best bet is August.

A snap election may still be avoided, despite Italy’s Prime Minister Draghi’s resignation.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

8 July 2022 No Wage-Price Spiral this Year, but Next Year Could be Different

Wages are rising across the Eurozone’s largest economies, but nowhere near as quickly as inflation.

The squeeze on incomes will ease over the coming months as inflation falls, but it will remain severe.

A wage-price spiral is a risk for markets and the ECB next year, even with ’normal’ real wage growth.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

5 July 2022 How Can the EZ Avoid a Recession in the Next Few Quarters?

Forecasting recessions is risky, but that’s where we think the EZ is headed, all the same.

A thawing of the relationship with Russia and excess household savings could prevent the downturn...

...So could stronger-than-expected capex and net exports; we doubt any of these will ride to the rescue.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

1 July 2022 Falling Demand, and Rising Supply, will Push Up the EZ Jobless Rate

The German jobless rate jumped in June, as Ukrainian refugees were incorporated into the labour force.

This will be mirrored elsewhere, which means the EZ workforce is now bigger than we previously thought.

With demand for labour slowing, we think this will push the unemployment rate up to 7.2% by year-end.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: Unemployment, EZ, May 2022

In one line: The unemployment rate will increase next month, but this is not the beginning of a rising trend.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

29 June 2022 Sinking EZ Consumer Confidence Looks Grim, but this isn't the GFC

Consumer confidence in the Eurozone is still falling, and we see little relief in the near term.

Household sentiment is consistent with our forecast for falling consumers’ spending in H2...

...But the slowdown won’t feel anywhere near as bad as in 08 and 11/12, when activity was crushed.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

20 June 2022 No Relief for the ECB the EZ Inflation Data

The EZ core inflation rate will remain near 4% over the summer; it could even surpass 4% in July. 

A sustained cut in Russian gas flows to Europe would send energy prices and inflation soaring, again. 

Is the ECB edging towards an explicit cap on bond spreads? More QE will be needed if it is. 

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

16 June 2022 The ECB Draws a Line in the Sand, No Change at the SNB in 2022?

The ECB responds to market fragmentation, but it still needs to deliver something concrete, eventually.

If the SNB raises its inflation forecast to 2% or above for 2023 and 2024, hikes are coming.

An unwinding of favourable bank deposit tiering levels or softer language on the CHF, imply the same.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

13 June 2022 The Devil is in the Detail in the Detailed Q1 EZ GDP Data

The Irish boost to EZ GDP growth in Q1 will have a reverse impact on growth in the second quarter.

We now expect EZ GDP growth of 0.4% quarter-on-quarter in Q2, 0.1pp lower than previously.

The risks to our forecast for a weak H2 are to the up-side, especially if the gas embargo remains elusive.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

6 June 2022 Look Closely, and the Data Point to Early Signs of Weakness in the EZ

A rebound in services activity is supporting EZ GDP growth; we see softness everywhere else.

We still see EZ GDP rising by 0.5% quarter-on- quarter in Q2, before a sharp slowdown in H2.

Unemployment in the euro area is still falling, but at a slowing rate; this trend will continue in H2.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

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