June 8, 2018
Source: Euromonitor International Baseline outlook: Expansion slowing down, but still some momentum left. Eurozone growth has slowed down since the end of 2017 to a still solid 2.5% year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2018 (compared to a long-term annual growth rate of 0.8-1.8%). Private sector sentiment has declined slightly, though it remains high. […]
March 16, 2018
Eurozone Forecast Updates, Q1 2018   Baseline Outlook: the Eurozone boom continues Eurozone private sector sentiment is at the highest level since the early 2000s, and the unemployment rate has declined to 8.7%, the lowest since early 2009. During the second half of 2017 Eurozone year-on-year GDP growth was 2.7%, compared with long-term trend growth […]
December 22, 2017
Source: Euromonitor International Macro-Model General Outlook: growth accelerates despite some political uncertainty The Eurozone’s economic expansion has strengthened, with growth continuing to exceed expectations. Private sector confidence is close to levels from the early 2000’s, while the unemployment rate has declined to the lowest level since early 2009. Financing costs continue to remain extremely low, […]
September 22, 2017
Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model General Outlook: Greater Optimism and Lower Political Risks Sustain Faster Growth After many years of disappointing growth, the Eurozone economy is booming. Eurozone GDP is estimated to have increased by 2% year-on-year in the first half of 2017. This is similar to growth in the US economy, however it is […]
July 21, 2017
Euromonitor International’s Italy Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on Europe’s fourth largest economy (in US$ terms), which is undergoing a banking crisis, given poor capital ratios and a high propensity of loan defaults. After three consecutive years of protracted recession, the Italian economy witnessed slow recovery in 2015, which was driven by higher […]
May 28, 2017
Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model We have upgraded our outlook for the Eurozone since February, with GDP growth forecast at 1.5% in 2017 and 1.6% in 2018. The economy has expanded faster than the long-term trend in the first half of 2017, despite high political uncertainty. Private sector confidence is significantly above the long-term average, […]
March 10, 2017
Eurozone output increased by 0.4% in the last quarter of the year, with overall growth of 1.7% in 2016. Private sector sentiment has improved significantly since the summer of 2016, and is now close to pre-financial crisis levels. Eurozone Forecasts Relative to Pre-Trump Election, Q1 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model Nevertheless, we have maintained […]
December 17, 2016
Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections in November has led us to revise our main macroeconomic forecasts not only for US, but also for all the major economies. The updated Euromonitor International macroeconomic forecasts are now available on Passport as well as in the Macro Model dashboard on the Economies, Finance and Trade […]

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