The Daily Shot Brief – January 3rd, 2019



The United States: Here is Goldman’s Current Activity Indicator for the US.

Source: Goldman Sachs


China: Corporate revenues and margins worsened in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Source: China Beige Book

CapEx slowed.

Source: China Beige Book


The Eurozone: Italy’s manufacturing orders have declined for five months in a row, keeping factory output in contraction territory.

Source: IHS Markit; Read full article


Credit: 2018 set a record for syndicated loan issuance. It may be a while before we see such volumes again.

Source: @LPCLoans


Emerging Markets: EM non-financial debt has risen substantially over the past few years.

Source: TS Lombard


Global Developments: The aggregate central bank balance sheet is contracting.

Source: Capital Economics


Food for Thought: Which tasks would entrepreneurs like to offload?

Source: Bench Accounting

How stressful are the following activities for entrepreneurs?

Source: Bench Accounting



Edited by Joseph Cohen

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