U.S. Dec #NFP forecast at 240k in a Reuters poll. F’casts ranged 168k to 305k. Median from top ten most accurate f’casters 225k
Only two f’casters in Reuters poll, Deka and Nomura, were bang on with their -0.2% #eurozone Dec flash #inflation predictions
#Eurozone Dec flash #inflation -0.2% yy; lower than -0.1% median but in line with lowest forecast in Reuters poll
#Eurozone Dec #inflation seen at -0.1% year-over-year, first negative reading since 2009, according to Reuters poll
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economic recovery softened further as growth across services companies slowed sharply during December to its lowest level since mid-2013, a survey showed on Tuesday.
Sterling slipped to a 17-month low against the dollar after the Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a closely-watched monthly survey, suffered its steepest decline in more than three years.