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Eurozone Publications

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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22 Nov 2022 Eurozone Monitor Fiscal Aid will Contain Mortgage Defaults; Where are Risks Highest

  • Ownership data suggest Spanish households are most exposed to rising mortgage rates.
  • But even in France, where fixed-rate mortgages are most common, households are not immune.
  • Still, a raft of insolvencies will be kept at bay by fiscal policy and bank mortgage relief, even in Spain.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

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

28 Oct 2022 Eurozone Monitor The ECB Policy Pivot is On, But it Will be a Small One, at First

  • The ECB lifts its deposit and refinancing rates by 75bp, hinting at a smaller hike in December.
  • The retrospective change in TLTRO III conditions is a bad look for the ECB, but it likely was necessary.
  • The slide in consumer confidence has ended; but don’t expect a sustained recovery until after winter.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

26 Oct 2022 Eurozone Monitor We Look for 75bp from the ECB this Week, as does Everyone Else

  • The ECB will hike its deposit and refinancing rates by 75bp this week; anything else would be a shock.
  • We think this is the last 75bp hike in this cycle, but we doubt the ECB will confirm this on Thursday.
  • The ECB is under pressure to announce a new policy on reserve remuneration; the devil is in the detail.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

28 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor If We are Right on Inflation, the ECB will Hike by 75bp Next Month

  • We detect no push-back from ECB policymakers against the idea of a 75bp rate hike next month.
  • The ECB is clear in its message; higher rates are needed to reduce demand in line with supply.
  • Quantitative tightening makes little sense in the EZ, but the discussion has started, all the same.

Claus Vistesen (Chief 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

26 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor More Recessionary PMI Data in the EZ

  • The EZ composite PMI sank further in September, consistent with GDP falling in the third quarter
  • Supply-side tensions eased in September, but higher energy costs drove a rise in input price inflation.
  • Markets look for the ECB deposit rate to end 2022 at 2.25, with 75bp more in 2023; that's too much. 

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

23 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor The SNB's 75bp Hike will be a One- Off; Expect 50bp in December

  • The SNB joined the 75bp rate hike club yesterday; it won’t stay there for long.
  • We expect a 50bp hike in December, taking the rate to 1.00%, and we think the Bank will pause in 2023.
  • Unlike the ECB, the SNB is capping the amount of bank deposits that will benefit from higher rates.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

EZ Datanote: SNB Rate Decision, Q3 2022

In one line: Back above zero; December’s rate hike will be smaller.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

21 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor The EZ Current Account Crashed at the Start of the Third Quarter

  • The Eurozone’s current account swung to a big deficit in July, playing catch-up with Eurostat’s data.
  • Currency weakness is still mainly increasing the cost of imports; but exports will benefit, eventually.
  • Portfolio in-and outflows are collapsing, and we think this trend has further to run.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

19 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor We Still Look for 75bp in October as Core Inflation Rises, Again

  • A further leap in core inflation in September will push the ECB to deliver another 75bp hike next month.
  • Energy inflation is now falling, slightly, but it won’t prevent the headline from rising again in September.
  • Disinflation in oil products is accelerating, but gas and electricity prices still have further to rise.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

14 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor Will the Energy Crisis and ECB hikes lead to a Credit Crunch?

  • Our forecasts for ECB rates imply a rise in mortgage rates of over 400bp, raising the risk of defaults.
  • Rising mortgage rates will mean house prices will be falling by around 1% year-over-year by end 2023.
  • Higher risk is already discouraging banks from lending, but a credit crunch will likely be avoided.

Melanie Debono (Senior 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

12 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor The SNB will Join the 75bp Rate Hike Club This Month

  • The rise in inflation since the SNB’s last meeting means it will surely raise rates on September 22.
  • The ECB went big last week; the SNB will follow suit as it seems happy with current franc strength.
  • In Q4 we think the SNB will hike by 50bp, much less than the 125bp we expect from the ECB.

Melanie Debono (Senior Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

9 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor The ECB is Taking no Prisoners; We see Another 75bp in October

  • The ECB goes big with a 75bp rate hike, and we are inclined to look for another 75bp in October.
  • We think the ECB wants to get its main policy rates to 2-to-2.5%, between now and Q1 next year.
  • The ECB now sees the EZ economy stalling in H2-22, but rates will continue to increase.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

7 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor We Think the ECB will go Big This Week, but It's a Close Call

  • We look for a 75bp hike from the ECB this week, but the consensus is evenly split between this and 50bp.
  • Ms. Lagarde will be asked about the terminal and neutral rates; will she get pinned down on a number?
  • Factory orders in Germany fell further in July, and turnover points to a decline in production.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

1 Sept 2022 Eurozone Monitor A New Record in the EZ Core CPI Signals a 75bp Hike Next Week

  • When the facts change, so do our forecasts; we now think the ECB will hike by 75bp next week.
  • Headline inflation in the Eurozone could hit 10% in September, with core inflation at 4.5%.
  • Core goods inflation is rocketing, and it likely will remain higher than implied by surveys, for a while.

Claus Vistesen (Chief Eurozone Economist)Eurozone

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