TD/ Canada Trust Economic Highlights – May 20

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – May 20 United States Eurozone GDP for Q1 sorely disappointed and has, alongside weak inflation figures across the currency bloc, prompted the ECB to in earnest consider additional stimulus come June. Japanese GDP surprised to the upside in Q1, as consumers pulled forward consumption ahead of the tax hike, while …
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TD/Canada Trust Economic Highlights – May 13

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – May 13 United States U.S. trade data surprised to the downside with the deficit narrowing by a paltry $1.5 billion and landing at $40.4 billion. The details of the report were relatively constructive, with exports rising by 2.1 m/m, outpac­ing the 1.1% m/m gain in imports. On Wednesday, FOMC Chair …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – May 6

  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – May 6 United States Wednesday’s release of the first estimate of real GDP growth in Q1 showed that the winter left a bigger dent than expected, with economic growth basically stalling in the first quarter of 2014 at 0.1% (saar). Fortunately, other data out this week offered plenty of …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – April 28

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – April 28 United States Existing home sales declined 0.2% m/m to 4.59 million (annualized) units in March. Despite this, the re­port surprised to the upside with the median consensus forecast calling for a sharper 1% decline on the month. New home sales declined 14.5% m/m, falling to 384k units in …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – April 22

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – April 22 United States Economic data was relatively positive this week with industrial production in particular showing a strong bounce back from its winter lull. Consumer price inflation accelerated in March to 1.5% on a year-over-year basis, from 1.1% in February. Core consumer prices excluding food and energy also ticked …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – April 14

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – April 14 United States Minutes from the March 18/19th FOMC meeting appear more dovish, providing support for equities. Still, the markets finish the week in red due to heavy selloff in tech and bio-tech sectors. International equities further pressured by weak trade and inflation data out of China, throwing into …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – April 7

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – April 7 United States The highlight of this week was the highly-anticipated jobs report. The U.S. economy added an estimated 192k jobs in March, following an upwardly revised 197k in February. Evidence of a post-polar-vortex rebound in the labor market was provided by a strong bounce back in average hours …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – Mar 31

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – Mar. 31 United States Soft data out of China to start the week renewed concerns over a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy. However, this was not enough to dent the positive mood in emerging market equities, which rose for five days straight. In the U.S., the third reading …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – Mar 17

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – Mar. 17 United States Global markets remained tense this week as the continuing standoff between Russia and the West on the issue of Crimea weighed on sentiment. Chinese data on exports, industrial production and retail sales disappointed with the numbers for the January/February period painting a picture of an economy …
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TD / Canada Trust Economic Highlights – Mar 10

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK – Mar. 10/14 United States Geopolitical tensions took center stage this week, as the crisis in Ukraine intensified with Russian forces taking control of Crimea – a semi-autonomous region of Ukraine. This caused a kneejerk reaction in global financial markets. However the sell-off ended as quickly as it began as the …
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