The Daily Shot Brief – October 29th, 2019



United States: Small banks have been grappling with higher credit card delinquencies.

Source: @markets; Read full article


The United Kingdom: As was widely expected, Parliament blocked the Prime Minister’s call for an early general election.

Source: @bbgvisualdata; Read full article


Also, the UK leadership approval rate declined this year.

Source: Gallup; Read full article


The Eurozone: Loan growth has diverged from the GDP, which doesn’t appear to be sustainable.

Source: Pantheon Macroeconomics


China: Crude oil imports have been climbing much faster than the demand for fuel. It suggests that China may be adding to its strategic oil stockpile.

Source: Fitch Solutions Macro Research


According to Fitch Solutions, transport and heavy industries sectors, which account for about 70% of domestic oil demand, have been hit the hardest by the slowdown.

Source: Fitch Solutions Macro Research


Global Developments: The decline in backlogs could become a drag on developed markets’ core CPI.

Source: Capital Economics


Food for Thought: Expenditures on obesity-related health conditions:

Source: OECD; Read full article

Edited by Devon Lall

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