The Daily Shot Brief – January 8th, 2020



Commodities: Farmers are concerned that hostilities in the Middle East could curtail US wheat exports to the region.

Source: @WSJ; Read full article


Credit: US auto loan and credit card delinquencies have been trending higher.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research


Emerging Markets: Growth in the UAE’s business activity stalled even before the ratcheting of Middle East tensions.

Source: @business; Read full article


Japan: Here are the contributions to year-over-year changes in Japan’s core CPI. Lower energy price inflation is one of the reasons behind the recent weakness.

Source: Nomura Securities


The Eurozone: Here are some updates on Germany.

• The latest report on factory orders was terrible, coming in well below economists’ forecasts.

– Year-over-year growth in manufacturing orders:

Source: The Daily Shot


– Factory orders index:

Source: Statistisches Bundesamt


• Falling job vacancies bode ill for employment growth.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


Food for Thought: E-commerce market share:

Source: @WSJ; Read full article

Edited by Devon Lall

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