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Spanish GDP Is Still Below Pre-Covid Levels, -3.2%, and So Are Corporate Profits, -6.2%

Spain’s GDP remains -3.2% below pre-pandemic levels, after its historic fall in 2020 (-10.8%). It is last in the EU in terms of GDP recovery and also in terms of business profits: Spanish companies are some 11 points below the European average and, together with Portugal (-6.3%), Spain is the country showing the worst rate of recovery in business profits, which are still 6.2% below pre-covid levels, according to the…

The Fed balance sheet and repo facility cannot explain the stock market’s movement in isolation

Risks are rising, but recession in the eurozone is not expected

Johannes Müller (DWS) | Three months ago, we warned that: “The outlook for the world economy is getting cloudier. Escalating trade tensions could trigger further downgrades.” Sadly, this has now come to pass. In several export-oriented economies, notably Germany and Japan, we had to cut our growth forecasts for both 2019 and 2020. For the U.S., we have left our 2020 forecast unchanged at 2%, but now expect just 2.3% for 2019, 0.2% less than three months ago.

Profit margins in the Eurozone

EZ profit margins to outperform the US

LONDON | June 16, 2015 | BNP Paribas | The pricing power of corporates is still low at the global level as sizeable excess capacity remains. Nevertheless, it is not all bad for companies.