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Weekly Economic Perspectives

Order Backlogs Plunging Across US Economy

The Economy

  • Steep declines in backlogs across US economy suggest price competition should re-emerge. 
  • BoC surprises markets (not us) with a hike.
  • Resilient services a headache for BoE’s inflation fight.
  • The eurozone enters a “de minimis” technical recession.
  • Japan’s GDP revised higher than expectations.
  • RBA surprises everyone with a hawkish hike.

Spotlight On Next Week

  • We expect the Fed to pause but the BoJ may surprise with a YCC adjustment.
  • UK wage inflation elevated despite softening employment picture. 
  • The ECB may deliver another quarter-point hike.
  • The Aussie labor market data to be closely watched.

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