The Daily Shot Brief – December 4th, 2017



The United States: The IHS Markit manufacturing figures were also solid. However, the US manufacturing index now significantly lags the Eurozone.

Source: Capital Economics


The Eurozone: The euro area’s factory activity hit the highest level since 2000. Here is a summary.

Source: @Markiteconomics; Read full article


Japan: Japan’s factory activity has been strengthening. Below is a summary from IHS Markit.

Source: @Markiteconomics; Read full article


Equity Markets: US households are increasingly exposed to the stock market.

Source: BofAML


The United Kingdom: The UK balance of payments has deteriorated this year

Source: TD Securities


Emerging Markets: EM stocks saw outflows in November.

Source: SPDR Americas Research


Bitcoin: Here is how Bitcoin compares to other currencies in circulation.

Source: @Callum_Thomas


Global Developments: This chart shows the global debt-to-GDP ratio.

Source: Capital Economics

Food for Thought: What do people of different ages do online?

Source: Statista


Edited by Joseph N Cohen

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