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  • An opinion piece via Reuters on what the German election means Its an opinion article, feel free to agree, disagree or whatever - & to weigh in on what election result means for the EUR

    German election: “German vote could doom Merkel-Macron deal on Europe”

    An opinion piece via Reuters on what the German election means Its an opinion article, feel free to agree, disagree or whatever - & to weigh in on what election result means for the EUR
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  • Earlier posts on the German and New Zealand elections (and more): In a nutshell, both incumbents (Merkel In Germany and English in New Zealand) have won the largest share of votes but have both fallen short of forming a majority government. This was not unexpected in either case.

    German and NZ election result updates (EUR and NZD updates too)

    Earlier posts on the German and New Zealand elections (and more): In a nutshell, both incumbents (Merkel In Germany and English in New Zealand) have won the largest share of votes but have both fallen short of forming a majority government. This was not unexpected in either case.
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  • SPD leader Martin Schulz says we should not cede more ground to Britain in negotiations - Says should not allow the two-year transition period Theresa may said she wanted in her Florence speech Latest exit polls indications:

    German election – Opposition leader Schultz harder line on Brexit

    SPD leader Martin Schulz says we should not cede more ground to Britain in negotiations - Says should not allow the two-year transition period Theresa may said she wanted in her Florence speech Latest exit polls indications:
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  • Germany's Private Sector Growth Accelerates Germany's private sector grew at the fastest pace in almost six-and-a-half years in September, flash data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index rose unexpectedly for the consecutive second month in September, to 57.8 from 55.8 in August. This was the highest reading since April 2011. The reading was forecast to fall to 55.7. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 60.6 in September from 59.3 in August. The expected reading was 59. The sector logged the sharpest monthly improvement in business conditions since April 2011. The services PMI improved to a 6-month high of 55.6 from 53.5 in August. The score was above the expected 53.7. IHS Markit's forecast of 0.7 percent GDP growth in the third quarter remains well within the realms of possibility, Phil Smith, principal economist said.

    Germany’s Private Sector Growth Accelerates

    Germany's Private Sector Growth Accelerates Germany's private sector grew at the fastest pace in almost six-and-a-half years in September, flash data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index rose unexpectedly for the consecutive second month in September, to 57.8 from 55.8 in August. This was the highest reading since April 2011. The reading was forecast to fall to 55.7. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 60.6 in September from 59.3 in August. The expected reading was 59. The sector logged the sharpest monthly improvement in business conditions since April 2011. The services PMI improved to a 6-month high of 55.6 from 53.5 in August. The score was above the expected 53.7. IHS Markit's forecast of 0.7 percent GDP growth in the third quarter remains well within the realms of possibility, Phil Smith, principal economist said.
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  • Euro Climbs After Upbeat Eurozone, German PMIs The euro spiked up against its major rivals in the early European deals on Friday, as German private sector activity grew at the fastest pace in almost six-and-a-half years in September and Eurozone business activity picked up to its highest since May, signaling robust growth momentum in the region. Flash data from IHS Markit showed that Eurozone composite output index rose unexpectedly to 56.7 in September from 55.7 in August. The expected score was 55.6. While service sector activity showed the largest rise since May, the increase in manufacturing output was the greatest since April 2011. Separate data from the same agency showed that German composite output index rose unexpectedly for the consecutive second month in September, to 57.8 from 55.8 in August. This was the highest reading since April 2011. The reading was forecast to fall to 55.7. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 60.6 in September from..

    Euro Climbs After Upbeat Eurozone, German PMIs

    Euro Climbs After Upbeat Eurozone, German PMIs The euro spiked up against its major rivals in the early European deals on Friday, as German private sector activity grew at the fastest pace in almost six-and-a-half years in September and Eurozone business activity picked up to its highest since May, signaling robust growth momentum in the region. Flash data from IHS Markit showed that Eurozone composite output index rose unexpectedly to 56.7 in September from 55.7 in August. The expected score was 55.6. While service sector activity showed the largest rise since May, the increase in manufacturing output was the greatest since April 2011. Separate data from the same agency showed that German composite output index rose unexpectedly for the consecutive second month in September, to 57.8 from 55.8 in August. This was the highest reading since April 2011. The reading was forecast to fall to 55.7. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 60.6 in September from..
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  • Germany's Private Sector Growth Accelerates Germany's private sector grew at the fastest pace in almost six-and-a-half years in September, flash data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index rose unexpectedly for the consecutive second month in September, to 57.8 from 55.8 in August. This was the highest reading since April 2011. The reading was forecast to fall to 55.7. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 60.6 in September from 59.3 in August. The expected reading was 59. The sector logged the sharpest monthly improvement in business conditions since April 2011. The services PMI improved to a 6-month high of 55.6 from 53.5 in August. The score was above the expected 53.7. IHS Markit's forecast of 0.7 percent GDP growth in the third quarter remains well within the realms of possibility, Phil Smith, principal economist said.

    Germany's Private Sector Growth Accelerates

    Germany's Private Sector Growth Accelerates Germany's private sector grew at the fastest pace in almost six-and-a-half years in September, flash data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The composite output index rose unexpectedly for the consecutive second month in September, to 57.8 from 55.8 in August. This was the highest reading since April 2011. The reading was forecast to fall to 55.7. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 60.6 in September from 59.3 in August. The expected reading was 59. The sector logged the sharpest monthly improvement in business conditions since April 2011. The services PMI improved to a 6-month high of 55.6 from 53.5 in August. The score was above the expected 53.7. IHS Markit's forecast of 0.7 percent GDP growth in the third quarter remains well within the realms of possibility, Phil Smith, principal economist said.
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  • Euro Advances Ahead Of German PMI Data At 3:30 am ET Friday, Germany's preliminary PMI data is due. The composite PMI is expected to drop marginally to 55.7 in September from 55.8 in August. Ahead of the data, the euro climbed against its major rivals. The euro was worth 134.02 against the yen, 1.1598 against the franc, 1.1976 against the greenback and 0.8817 against the pound as of 3:25 am ET.

    Euro Advances Ahead Of German PMI Data

    Euro Advances Ahead Of German PMI Data At 3:30 am ET Friday, Germany's preliminary PMI data is due. The composite PMI is expected to drop marginally to 55.7 in September from 55.8 in August. Ahead of the data, the euro climbed against its major rivals. The euro was worth 134.02 against the yen, 1.1598 against the franc, 1.1976 against the greenback and 0.8817 against the pound as of 3:25 am ET.
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  • *Germany Sep Flash Composite PMI 57.8 Vs. 55.8 In Aug, Consensus 55.7 Germany Sep Flash Composite PMI 57.8 Vs. 55.8 In Aug, Consensus 55.7

    *Germany Sep Flash Composite PMI 57.8 Vs. 55.8 In Aug, Consensus 55.7

    *Germany Sep Flash Composite PMI 57.8 Vs. 55.8 In Aug, Consensus 55.7 Germany Sep Flash Composite PMI 57.8 Vs. 55.8 In Aug, Consensus 55.7
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  • *Germany Sep Flash Services PMI 55.6 Vs. 53.5 In Aug, Consensus 53.7 Germany Sep Flash Services PMI 55.6 Vs. 53.5 In Aug, Consensus 53.7

    *Germany Sep Flash Services PMI 55.6 Vs. 53.5 In Aug, Consensus 53.7

    *Germany Sep Flash Services PMI 55.6 Vs. 53.5 In Aug, Consensus 53.7 Germany Sep Flash Services PMI 55.6 Vs. 53.5 In Aug, Consensus 53.7
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