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Economic focus November 2015: The start of the interest rate tightening cycle?

Economic focus November 2015: The start of the interest rate tightening cycle?

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The US Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates in mid-December, the first rise since 2006. The US economy looks strong enough to withstand a modest increase in borrowing costs, particularly given the recent performance of the labour market. However, other major economies are not likely to tighten monetary policy in 2016. This will support a strong US dollar, with negative implications for US trade and corporate profitability.

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  • A rise in US interest rates looks imminent
    • Monetary tightening to occur elsewhere?
    • What are the implications for the US economy?
  • Economic indicators

In this report there are 24 tables or charts, including:

  • A rise in US interest rates looks imminent
    • US labour market
    • US consumer price inflation
    • Japan inflation and unemployment
    • Eurozone inflation
    • UK unemployment and inflation
    • Benchmark interest rates
    • US dollar real trade-weighted index
    • US monthly goods trade deficit
  • Economic indicators
    • USA Purchasing Managers' Indices
    • Eurozone Purchasing Managers' Indices
    • Japan Purchasing Managers' Indices
    • China Purchasing Managers' Indices
    • Industrial production
    • Industrial production
    • Consumer Sentiment Index (3-month moving avg.)
    • Consumer Sentiment Index (3-month moving avg.)
    • 10-year government bond yields (%)
    • 10-year government bond yields (%)
    • Consumer Price Index (annual % change)
    • Consumer Price Index (annual % change)
    • Exchange Rate Indices vs US$ (Jan 2012 = 100)
    • Exchange Rate Indices vs US$ (Jan 2012 = 100)
    • Oil and gas prices
    • Copper and freight prices
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