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French consumers increasingly optimistic

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • The latest French INSEE household survey surprised on the upside, suggesting that consumers were their most upbeat for more than 2½ years and that consumption should continue to support growth in Q4.  

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German consumers a touch more upbeat

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • As Japan's services PPI data further emphasised weak underlying price pressures, a German consumer confidence survey suggested that price expectations fell the most since 2015, albeit households were on the whole a touch more upbeat about conditions.  

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Trade talk dominates

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Positive mood music surrounding US-China trade gave a boost to Asian equity markets at the start of the week.

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Tax hike fails to change Japan's inflation story

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Japanese headline inflation was unchanged after last month’s consumption tax hike, with underlying price pressures easing further. The flash PMIs from Germany and France suggested no new momentum in the euro area economy in Q4 too.

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Japan's construction output disappoints

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Contrasting with stronger services and manufacturing output, Japan’s construction activity disappointed in September, falling for the fourth consecutive month and providing a drag on the economy in Q3.  

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