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International Economic Preview For The Week Of February 9-13

The following economic releases will have a disproportionate impact on the markets in the coming week.


India GDP: after slowing down to a series of prints below 5%, the last two readings have been above the 5% level. This was occurring after the central bank raised interest rates to lower inflation - which has largely occurred. Hopefully, we'll see more of the same in this release.

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China CPI: like other developed countries, China saw a drop in its YOY inflation rate in the 2H14, as rates fell from ~2.5% to ~1.5%. Given dropping commodity prices and the Chinese slowdown, expect this trend to continue.

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UK Manufacturing and Industrial Production: while both of these data sets have been increasing since the 3Q12, they are both still well below pre-recession levels. However, strong numbers contained in the recent Markit survey point to continued improvement… Read More …