Germany Consumer Sentiment Hits All Time Low with Recession and Natural Gas Shortage Fears

The German people’s sentiment continues to suffer from soaring energy and food prices, the shadow of war in Ukraine and the morose sentiment thereto. The GfK Consumer Climate Indicator for Germany fell to a new record low of -30.6 heading into August of 2022 from a revised -27.7 in June. Forecasts were -28.9. Germany’s once stoic V-shaped recovery has long been put to bed. The ECB raised key rates by 50 bps in its July monetary policy decision which further … Continue reading “Germany Consumer Sentiment Hits All Time Low with Recession and Natural Gas Shortage Fears”

German Inflation Pace Slows While Spanish Inflation Soars Past 10% in June

Inflation continues to run rampant throughout the world. Energy and food pricing pressures continue to elevate around the world. The effect is showing some variance by location. Germany’s consumer inflation for June slowed more than expected to 7.6% from 7.9% in May which was the highest reading since German reunification. Figures compare with market forecasts of 8%. Spain however saw annual inflation jump to 10.2% in June of 2022 from 8.7% in May, much higher than market forecasts of 9% … Continue reading “German Inflation Pace Slows While Spanish Inflation Soars Past 10% in June”

Eurozone Inflation Accelerates in May to New Records, Follows German and Spanish CPI

Eurozone May CPI numbers came in much higher than expectations released Tuesday confirming the soaring German and Spanish inflation reports released the day prior. Energy and food pricing pressures continue to elevate around the world. Eurozone May preliminary CPI +8.1% was versus +7.7% y/y expected. Core CPI +3.8% was higher also +3.5% y/y expected. Germany’s consumer inflation for May was 8.7% from a year ago and the highest reading since German reunification. Analysts predicted 8.1%. advance. Spain’s May CPI also … Continue reading “Eurozone Inflation Accelerates in May to New Records, Follows German and Spanish CPI”

German and Spanish Inflation Soar to Records with Consumer Sentiment at All Time Lows Ahead of ECB Meeting

Energy and food pricing pressures continue to elevate around the world. Germany’s consumer inflation for May was 8.7% from a year ago and the highest reading since German reunification. Analysts predicted 8.1%. advance. We already know people’s sentiment continues to suffer; GfK Consumer Climate Indicator for Germany edged up to -26 heading into June of 2022 from a record low of -26.6 in May. Spain’s May CPI also soared to +8.7% y/y vs +8.3% expected. The ECB meet in 10 … Continue reading “German and Spanish Inflation Soar to Records with Consumer Sentiment at All Time Lows Ahead of ECB Meeting”

Germany Consumer Sentiment Near All Time Low with Soaring Prices and War in Ukraine

The German people’s sentiment continues to suffer from soaring energy and food prices, the shadow of war in Ukraine and the morose sentiment thereto. The GfK Consumer Climate Indicator for Germany edged up to -26 heading into June of 2022 from a record low of -26.6 in May which was expected in market forecasts. Germany’s once stoic V-shaped recovery has long been put to bed and moves by the ECB to raise rates will further cloud the mood. Despite the … Continue reading “Germany Consumer Sentiment Near All Time Low with Soaring Prices and War in Ukraine”

The German DAX Finished Up for the Third Straight Positive Year up 15.79% for 2021

Germany’s Blue-Chip DAX 40 index ended its last trading session of 2021 at 15,885 on the last trading day of 2021, up 15.79% for the year after being up 3.6% in 2020. German stocks have recovered from the coronavirus crash in March which sent the DAX to a near seven-year low on March 16th, 2020. German stocks were the best performer among European stock indices for the year. The German stock market rebound continued from the depths of despair aided … Continue reading “The German DAX Finished Up for the Third Straight Positive Year up 15.79% for 2021”

UK Gas Prices Jump 10% After Germany Suspends Nord Stream 2 Certification

Natural gas futures surged in Europe after Germany’s energy regulator temporarily suspended certification of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The move followed the Swiss-based project creating a German subsidiary to own and operate the German section of the pipeline. The Bundesnetzagentur said Nord Stream 2, which was set to begin operations this year, failed to organize an operator recognized under German law, sending gas prices higher. “The subsidiary itself must meet the requirements of the Energy Industry Act for an … Continue reading “UK Gas Prices Jump 10% After Germany Suspends Nord Stream 2 Certification”

US Weekly IPO and SPAC Monitor : KinderCare & Braze

Heading into Thanksgiving another busy week ahead in the IPO market with 7 IPOs scheduled to bring in $1.9 billion. Childcare provider KinderCare Learning Companies $KLC and customer engagement platform Braze $BRZE Childcare provider KinderCare Learning Companies (KLC) Plans to raise $503 million at a $2.7 billion market cap. The company serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age through 1,480 early childhood education centers and 650 before- and after-school sites across 40 states and Washington DC. While KinderCare is a leader in … Continue reading “US Weekly IPO and SPAC Monitor : KinderCare & Braze”

European Industrial Companies See Strong Demand But Supply Chain Pressuring Revenue says Fitch

Supply chain disruptions continue to hamper Europe, diversified industrial companies with revenue crimped by semiconductor shortages and longer shipping times. Fitch Ratings sees this as a short term event with demand strong, and likely to continue