UK manufacturing and industrial production data came in ahead of expectations for May, with both figures a big beat on the forecasts of economists. Manufacturing production decreased 0.5% on a monthly basis in May, down from April when it rebounded 2.3%, while the indicator came in at 1.7% on a yearly basis in the same month. Both readings beat the estimates of -1.2% and 0.6%, respectively. Overall industrial output fell 0.5% on a monthly basis in May, after a revised rebound of 2.1% seen in April. The reading did, however, beat the forecast of a negative 1.0%. On an annual basis, the gauge rebounded 1.4% in the fifth month of the year, while markets had bet on a 0.5% advance in the reported month. Industrial and manufacturing production show the volume of production in the UK's industrial and manufacturing sector, and the indicators have been volatile since the beginning of the year.
Unemployment in Switzerland falls in the monthly comparison, but increases on an annual basis. At the end of June, unemployed persons registered with the regional employment centers (RAV) were 139.127, less 5651 than the previous month, but in 5.871 more than twelve months before. The unemployment rate is so decreased from 3.2% in May to 3.1% in the month under review: an improvement of 0.1 percentage points, therefore, as announced this morning by the Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco).
"An epic bubble colossal", so Peter Boockvar, managing director and chief analyst at the Lindsey Group, referring to CNBC what is happening on the global bond markets. In fact, the market for government bonds perceived as "safe", are touching ever lower yields: that of the ten-year US Treasury bond this week fell to historic lows. According Boockvar, investors are not rushing to buy stocks from very few returns for the interest they offer, but to achieve capital gains (or capital gains).
The Donald Trump-style protectionism could hurt the global economy. This was stated by Director General of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, in an interview with the Financial Times yesterday, pointing out that protectionism is negative for growth, social inclusion and people. Lagarde warns about the risk of a new pause in the march of globalization, a moment like the destruction caused from the beginning of the First World War.
The vote on Brexit will curb the British economic growth because of its effects on confidence even if the increased risk resulting outcome of the referendum is a political contagion among the EU countries. It is the opinion of Moody's, which reduced its estimates for growth in the UK to 1.5% for 2016 and 1.2% for 2017, from the previous forecast of 1.8% and 2.1%.
Brexit doesn't scare Italian banks; this is the concept expressed by Giovanni Sabatini, General Manager ABI, during the presentation of the Global Institute of International Affairs outlook, according to which "the market seems to have changed everything, but if we look at the fundamental Italy and the system Italian bank are less exposed than the Brexit risk ". "The exposure of the banking sector to financial institutions in Britain is absolutely limited and in any case less than France, Spain and Germany, but for the markets is not so. It looks as if Italy after the vote has been overwhelmed by a huge problem. "
Customers of Credit Suisse will soon be able to operate at the ATM through his own smartphone. Cash transactions, such as deposits and withdrawals, may be made without using the card and the starting date is set for next Tuesday. It is the first bank in Switzerland to offer this possibility. According to a press release today, about 330 ATM of Credit Suisse and its subsidiary, Neue Aargauer Bank, have been equipped with the technology to "Cardless Loyalty Cash", the new feature in the app institute called Private Banking Switzerland
The Brexit "will have an impact, is already having an impact in virtually all countries, for transmission chains of the financial markets, interest rates, stock market prices, currency values, spreads, decisions on jobs, but above all, it will have a major impact on Britain. " This was stated by the Secretary General of OECD, Angel Gurria, during a press conference, stressing that "We're at almost 10 years after the onset of the financial crisis and large numbers of people are willing to vote for some vision of change", OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said in an interview in Paris, his first since the Brexit vote. "You just have to look around to see the fragmentation of political systems."
French food group Danone announced the purchase of The WhiteWave, US companies, specializing in the production of bio-based products and vegetable milk. The transaction values in the $ 12.5 billion that the American company has in its portfolio brands such as Silk, So Delicious, Alpro and Vega. The agreement provides that the Us Group shareholders will receive $ 56.25 for each share their cash. It is a premium of 19% over the closing price on Wednesday. Danone thus doubling its size in the United States, increasing its presence from 12% now to 22%.
UBS wants to create a European bank focused on the administration asset: UBS will have the name of SE Europe, by grouping different units in the EU. Writes the Handelszeitung (HAZ), adding that the venue will be in Frankfurt and that the departure is scheduled in the fourth quarter. When contacted by the agency AWP, a spokeswoman for UBS confirmed in essence the plans, stating that the venue has not yet been selected and the decision will be made later this year.
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