macroeconomics

Federal agencies share principles for offering responsible small-dollar loans

FED pressreleases - 20-05-2020
Federal agencies share principles for offering responsible small-dollar loans
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Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, April 28-29, 2020

FED pressreleases - 20-05-2020
Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, April 28-29, 2020
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Annual inflation down to 0.3% in the euro area

eurostat - 20-05-2020
In April 2020, a month marked by COVID-19 containment measures in all countries, the euro area annual inflation rate was 0.3%, down from 0.7% in March. A year earlier, the rate was 1.7%. European Union annual inflation was 0.7% in April 2020, down from 1.2% in March. A year earlier, the rate was 1.9%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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China, US and EU are the largest economies in the world

eurostat - 19-05-2020
In 2017, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the European Union with 27 Member States (EU) represented 16.0% of world GDP, expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS). China and the United States were the two largest economies, with shares of 16.4% and 16.3% respectively. Other countries (outside the EU) with a share larger than 1% are shown in the visual below.
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Production in construction down by 14.1% in euro area

eurostat - 19-05-2020
In March 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by Member States had a significant impact on production in construction, as the seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 14.1% in the euro area and by 12.0% in the EU, compared with February 2020, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2020, production in construction fell by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU.
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Regulators temporarily change the supplementary leverage ratio to increase banking organizations' ability to support credit to households and businesses in light of the coronavirus response

FED pressreleases - 15-05-2020
Regulators temporarily change the supplementary leverage ratio to increase banking organizations' ability to support credit to households and businesses in light of the coronavirus response
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Euro area international trade in goods surplus €28.2 bn

eurostat - 15-05-2020
Euro area: In March 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by the Member States had a significant impact on international trade in goods. The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in March 2020 was €193.3 billion, a decrease of 6.2% compared with March 2019 (€206.1 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €165.0 bn, a fall of 10.1% compared with March 2019 (€183.5 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €28.2 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in March 2020, compared with +€22.7 bn in March 2019. Intra-euro area trade fell to €153.3 bn in March 2020, down by 12.1% compared with March 2019.
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GDP down by 3.8% and employment down by 0.2% in the euro area

eurostat - 15-05-2020
GDP growth in the euro area and EU: Seasonally adjusted GDP decreased by 3.8% in the euro area and by 3.3% in the EU during the first quarter of 2020, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. These were the sharpest declines observed since time series started in 1995. In March 2020, the final month of the period covered, COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States. In the fourth quarter of 2019, GDP had grown by 0.1% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU.
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Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households

FED pressreleases - 14-05-2020
Federal Reserve Board issues Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households
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Industrial production down by 11.3% in euro area

eurostat - 13-05-2020
In March 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by Member States had a significant impact on industrial production, as the seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 11.3% in the euro area and by 10.4% in the EU, compared with February 2020, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In February 2020, industrial production fell by 0.1% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU.
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Federal Reserve publishes updates to the term sheet for the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) and announces information to be disclosed monthly for the TALF and the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility

FED pressreleases - 12-05-2020
Federal Reserve publishes updates to the term sheet for the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) and announces information to be disclosed monthly for the TALF and the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility
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