The first day of June should’ve brought us the US default. Unsurprisingly, the US House passes the debt ceiling bill at the latest possible moment.
German business morale suddenly clouds before election
German business confidence tumbled suddenly several weeks before Sunday's federal election, as a poll revealed on Monday, hinting that a consumption-led rise in Europe's number one economy could lose momentum in the nearer months.
As the Munich-based Ifo economic institute disclosed, in August, its business climate index, built around a monthly survey of some 7,000 companies, declined from 115.9 to 115.2 versus a Reuters consensus expectation for a reading of 116.0.
The Ifo poll was conducted just three weeks before the election. Chancellor Angela Merkel took a fourth term. However, she requires changing coalition partners, so the indicator doesn’t take the election outcome into consideration.
The sag in Ifo's headline figure took place due to the fact that managers took a more dismal evaluation of the current business situation, to say nothing of a more clouded business outlook for the next six months.
About 24% of global central banks intend to increase gold reserves in 2023. Rising inflation, geopolitical turmoil, and worries about interest rates are reasons to increase gold reserves.
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