HIGH ALERT A critical view into inflation comes with Thursday's May U.S. consumer price index. It is shaping up as one of the most watched numbers for some time after consumer prices jumped by the most in nearly 12 years in April and [...]
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PRIME TIME PAYROLLS How fast is the U.S. recovery? Friday's U.S. monthly jobs report will add fuel to the debate. In April, U.S. job growth unexpectedly slowed, possibly because of shortages of workers and raw material. Non-farm payrolls added a mere 266,000 jobs [...]
CBRE RECOVERY MONITOR El mercado inmobiliario español está muy cerca de volver a los niveles previos a la pandemia. iStock El mercado inmobiliario español está muy cerca de volver a los niveles previos a la pandemia. Así lo muestran hasta un total de 17 variables relacionadas con [...]
TRANSITORY OR NOT The dollar is on the ropes, having erased its gains for 2020 versus a basket of currencies. The reversal stems from the Federal Reserve's apparent resolve to keep printing money at the current pace despite signs of an economic and [...]
RETAIL HEAVEN As a strong U.S. first-quarter reporting season winds up, retailers are getting started - Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe's, L Brands and Ralph Lauren release results next week. The numbers will show how consumer spending is shaping up as the economy [...]
Three library wines from incredible producers, plus an exclusive new bottle. Photo: Carlos Dubon When a winemaker known for its signature bottle starts making a companion sipper that mines the same or similar terroir, using the same varietals and going for a similar flavor profile, we want a taste. Especially [...]
THE GREAT REOPENING After weeks of COVID-19 lockdowns, a reopening of European economies is close, and boosting sentiment. Tuesday's German ZEW sentiment survey could confirm a brightening outlook. Germany might ease curbs on those fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 as early as [...]
PAYROLLS & YIELDS Next Friday’s U.S. monthly jobs report will give a crucial glimpse into the health of the labour market as the country seeks to broaden its economic reopening.Non-farm payrolls come at the end of a busy week, including factory data and PMIs. [...]
COVID COMEBACK COVID-19 was meant to be in retreat by now but in many countries -- India, Japan, Thailand -- it has staged a comeback.India in particular was seen as this year’s growth leader with a 10%-plus rebound. Those hopes have been sunk [...]
With Liv-ex reporting that 2020 was its best year yet for the trading of Spanish wine, James Lawrence investigates whether investors are starting to develop a thirst for the country’s top drops. “To contemplate is to look at shadows,” observed Victor Hugo. And like the protagonist of Hugo’s gothic [...]