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German industrial orders go down 4.2% in February
In February, German industrial orders tumbled at their sharpest tempo for over two years because they were affected by a dive in foreign demand, backing fears that the EU’s number one economy had a poor start to 2019.
As a matter of fact, contracts for German goods went down by about 4.2%, as follows from data provided by the Economy Ministry on Thursday. It definitely differs from a 2.1% dive in January, updated from a 2.6% sink.
The sudden decrease turned out to be the steepest outcome since January 2017, thus confounding estimates for a 0.3% rally.
Apparently, dismal new order data drops a hint that German industry is still suppressed by Brexit woes as well as global uncertainties, as some experts pointed out.
Worries about the weakness of the manufacturing sector are affecting the outlook for the German economy that faces headwinds from a decelerating global economy, international trade clashes, to say nothing of the threat of the United Kingdom leaving the European bloc without an agreement.
In the nearer future, the German economy will be most probably sluggish, in particular, due to a lack of foreign demand.
In February, data disclosed that foreign orders slumped by approximately 6%, with a 7.9% tumble from non-euro zone countries as well as a 2.9% dive within the euro zone. In addition to this, domestic contracts headed south by about 1.6%.
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Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.