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German PPI falls in August for second month in a row, accelerating disinflation at output level

Link Securities| Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, Destatis, published on Wednesday that Germany’s producer price index (PPI) rose 0.3% in August from July, slightly more than the 0.2% expected by FactSet consensus analysts. On a year-on-year basis, Germany’s PPI fell by 12.6% in August (-6.0% in July), slightly less than the 12.8% expected by the analysts’ consensus. August was the second consecutive month of a year-on-year decline in the PPI, the…

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Goodbye to the “soft landing”? Eurozone’s PMI slump foreshadows recession

Ana Racionero (Intermoney )| In Europe, the PMIs showed the bill that is being paid for the ECB’s rate hikes. The downturn was of great magnitude and, what is worse, anticipates recession in the eurozone, specifically, a contraction of around -0.2%/-0.3% in the third quarter, after having grown by 0.3% in the previous quarter. Although France’s manufacturing rose in August from 45.1 in July to 46.4, when a decline to…