The United States: The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators has never declined this much in six months without a recession (the index goes back to the late 1950s).
The Eurozone: Consumer confidence has been recovering from extreme lows.
Equities: Volatility traders are focused on the first few days of February.
One final bounce before the recession?
China: The World Economics SMI report shows slower declines in China’s business activity this month. Sales growth gained momentum.
Developers are looking to Beijing for financing support to restart construction.
Energy: US refined product exports hit a multi-year high.
Food for Thought: Lastly, here is the maximum speed limit in Europe (100 km = 62 miles):
Edited by William Villacis
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