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Weekly Economic Briefings - Eurozone Weekly Economic Briefing - Eurozone

The tone of this week’s economic data will undoubtedly provide the ECB with some comfort and be used as justification that its policy measures are working. But the data has also emboldened those arguing for an unwinding of QE more quickly than the ECB current envisages. Our view is that the ECB’s four conditions for scaling back unconventional policy are still a long way from being met and that the chances of the current QE plan being scaled back this year are slim.


The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the Eurozone Weekly Economic Briefing.
The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below.
Eurozone Weekly Economic Briefings
- Lead Article:
Two to five page briefing headed by a synopsis of events-driven analysis for the week, which highlights most recent data releases, and political and economic developments.
- Historical, forecast, and analytical charts and graphs support the lead article.
Country specific and/or Eurozone charts include the most relevant indicators and exemplify any changes in the outlook.
The historical charts typically offer a 10 to 15 year time series and cover headline and other relevant indicators including GDP, employment, inflation, exchange rate changes, consumer and business confidence, developments in the capital markets, the composition of sovereign debt including amortization schedules and changes in yields, economic outlook by sector, etc.
The forecast charts typically look out to four years ahead.
In addition, analytical graphics clearly present empirical evidence supporting the text.
- Latest Data in Detail:
One to two pages of summary analysis and associated graphics that offer a 10 to 15 year snapshot of the week’s data releases. .
- The Week Ahead:
A chart of scheduled data releases including the last release and consensus forecast.
- Key Indicators:
Eurozone table showing monthly percentage changes for the past year for the following:
Industrial production; unemployment; CPI; business and consumer confidence; and trade.
- Financial Indicators:
Eurozone table showing monthly percentage changes for the past year for interest and exchange rates, money supply, share price indices and net foreign direct investment.

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