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Europeans PMIs sluggish, US stronger

Season 8, Ep. 147

Monday 24th June 2024

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PMIs on Friday continued to show the dichotomy between Europe and the US. Even within Europe we saw clear evidence of the weakness within Germany. Phil asks NAB’s Tapas Strickland what these latest PMI numbers mean for central banks. Could the strong US print delay the Fed into next year, whilst providing the reasoning for the ECB to perhaps move a little faster? It all depends on the inflation data, of course. And we don’t have to wait long for that, with thew Fed’s preferred measure, the core PCE deflator out at the end of the week and European CPIs ahead of that. 

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