4th September 2023

Weekly Espresso

The infoshot to help kick-start your week

Last Week

  • It was announced that the US unemployment rate rose to 3.8 per cent in August as it reached the highest level in over a year. This comes as a sign that the US labour market is cooling which would limit the pressure on higher wages. This has led to increased speculation from investors that US interest rate rises may be limited over the coming months.
  • Eurozone core inflation cooled slightly in the year to August while the overall inflation figure remained at 5.3 per cent. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, shifted down from 5.5 per cent in July to 5.3 per cent. This data comes ahead of the European Central Bank’s interest rate decision on September 14th where the central bank will decide to either continue increasing rates or not.
  • In August, UK house prices fell at the fastest pace since 2009 as the effects of higher inflation and rising mortgage costs were reflected in the property market. According to data from Nationwide, the average UK house price fell 5.3 per cent in August compared to the same time last year. Alongside this, data from the Bank of England showed that mortgage approvals fell nearly 10 per cent between June and July.

Market Pulse

Coming Up

  • UK Composite PMI data released, September 5th, 9:30am.
  • US Initial Jobless Claims data released, September 7th, 1:30pm.


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