Asia load on the global economic momentum

Despite the increasing confusion surrounding the fate of Greece the composite index for the euro zone rises in July. While investors’ 6-month expectations remain about stable, their assessments of the current situation improve significantly. This constellation signals that market participants already behave as if the euro area was in a boom! In addition, the strong rise of the US index stands out. At the same time, though, the picture for the emerging-markets regions gets ever cloudier which, all in all, points to a world economy losing further steam.

   Full report August 2015

Headlines of the month

  • The Euro zone has survived the Greece turmoil unscathed. The current situation values have continued to im-prove to 15.3 points. The expectation values on the other hand also declined in Europe, due to a slowing global momentum.
  • The expectations index for the Asian region fell by 5.75 points to its lowest level since September 2012! The re-gion changed its state from boom to a slight upturn.
  • The economic momentum also weakens in the US and in Japan. Latin America surprised negatively and now finds itself in a clear downturn scenario.
Euro area Dec 17 Jan 18 Feb 18 Mar 18 Apr 18 May 18
Overall Index 31.1 32.9 31.9 24.0 19.6 19.2

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