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- The EZ's trade surplus in goods is a lot perkier if we choose to believe the ECB's current account data.
- Net services exports likely jumped in Q4, but this means intellectual property investment plunged.
- EZ portfolio outflows are now slowing, belatedly; inflows signal trouble for equities in 2022.
- 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.
- The ECB’s data continue to paint a less dramatic picture of trade in goods than Eurostat's numbers.
- Net services exports likely will jump in Q4, but this will be offset in part by a fall in IP capex.
- The euro glut has expanded during the pandemic, due mainly to a rise in EZ foreign equity holdings.
- EZ Labour demand has surged and the supply-side labour market recovery has also been impressive...
- ...But in Italy the participation rate remains below its pre-virus level, trailing that in Spain.
- We expect the jobless rate in both to fall over the coming quarters, but Italy will underperform.
- The green energy transition can be modelled as a sustained inflationary supply shock to the economy.
- In the extreme case, a rise in oil and gas prices could lift EZ inflation by 0.5pp between now and 2026.
- The price of CO2 emissions is rising; it could lift EZ inflation significantly over the next few years.
- The EC is adamant that governments will have to fend for themselves to combat higher gas prices.
- EZ countries are combining tax cuts and subsidies to shield the economy from higher electricity prices.
- It remains unclear whether Gazprom will supply enough gas to Europe for prices to keep falling.
- Italy has a reputation for a slow judicial system, weak tax collection and low labour productivity...
- ...But Draghi has pushed through reforms aimed at reversing these drags on the economy.
- We are hopeful, but sceptical, about how much reform will happen before the next election, in 2023.
- EZ construction output slipped in August, all but ensuring a decline through Q3 as a whole.
- Shortages in labour and raw materials are holding back construction, but output should rebound in Q4.
- A traffic light coalition is now a solid base-case in Germany, but a leap in fiscal stimulus isn't.
- Gas prices in Europe have continued their rise since the start of the year...
- ...Governments are trying hard to shield consumers, but businesses will be hit harder.
- Our analysis shows that consumers and firms in Spain will be impacted most in the EZ
- The burden of adjustment in France's budget deficit in 2022 will fall on lower expenditures…
- …But the preliminary budget looks overall growth friendly; it will be 2.0pp wider than before the virus.
- We see an outsize risks of tax hikes in H2 22, and yields will have to rise as ECB support wanes.
- The Spanish government is continuing to support the recovery next year...
- ...But its GDP growth forecasts, reliant on hefty in- creases in investment, seem too high to us.
- The budget deficit is all but certain to be higher than the government’s 5% estimate next year.
- The Italian government's GDP growth forecast for next year looks too high to us.
- Spain's new ERTE scheme is the first of, probably many, Covid-led labour market reforms in the EZ.
- We continue to expect the EZ jobless rate to fall be- low most estimates of NAIRU by end-2023.
- The IFO dipped again in September; it still points to solid growth, but Q4 risks are tilted to the downside.
- ISTAT's ESI eased again in September, but points to decent GDP growth in Italy in Q3...
- ...Growth in Italy will slow in Q4, but higher gas prices and/or an Evergrande default won't be to blame.
- The polls in Germany have stabilised, pointing to an inconclusive result in Sunday's vote.
- The SPD's Olaf Scholz likely will be Chancellor, but the route to a stable coalition isn't clear.
- All eyes on the combined tally of the SPD, the Greens, and Die Linke; +50% and bunds will suffer.
Core inflation in the Eurozone is rising, but it's difficult to say how quickly, given one-off distortions.
Is the ECB preparing markets for a lift to inflation forecasts in Q4? That could be a forecast error.
Construction in the euro area seems to be stagnat- ing; supply-side constraints are to blame, in part.
Peruvian New Sol — President Castillo already on fire
Chilean Peso —The copper-driven sell-off
Colombian Peso — Deteriorating fundamentals
Talking about a green energy transition in Europe
is easy, but more often than not, actions fall short of promises, for political reasons.