January 21, 2020
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Recent data have been relatively positive and signal to some stabilization. Lower trade tensions, less uncertainty of a hard Brexit in the short-term, a lax monetary policy and somewhat expansionary fiscal policy should support a slightly higher growth. Global GDP will grow steadily at 3.2% in 2020 and 3.3% in 2021.
January 20, 2020
Mexico | Bank credit to private sector has been growing at a single digit for seven months
In October and November 2019, the nominal annual growth rates of the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector were 5.7 and 5.8%, respectively (2.6% real in October and 2.8% real in November).
Markets were generally steady because of a U.S holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Therefore, sovereign bond yields and FX markets remained largely unchanged ahead of key economic events that will take place during the week.
The two recurring themes that have determined the course of the global economy and represented the greatest sources of uncertainty in 2019 have been protectionist tensions and the threat of a no-deal Brexit.
January 17, 2020
Market Comment | Equity markets to record highs although bond yields see limited gains
Equity markets slightly extended the increases across the board during the week, underpinned by the final agreement on the U.S.-China phase one agreement, the improvement in the U.S. activity data (retail sales and regional PMI) and mixed company earnings.
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The Spanish economy is suffering a double impasse. Politically, although a government has just been formed, it is difficult to anticipate what support it will have for approving new general budgets and legislative initiatives that provide a new momentum for reform. Economically, GDP has slowed.
Last December an increase of 20% was announced for minimum wages for this year. This will obviously mean an increase in the standard of living of those workers who perceive it: about a million people, according to the National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE).