The infoshot to help kick-start your week
- UK consumer confidence has hit a record low, as soaring living costs and bleak short term economic prospects leave consumers reeling. The GfK consumer confidence barometer to be exact, is now at its lowest level since records began in 1974.
- The US has announced they will begin formal trade negotiations with Taiwan, coming weeks after a controversial visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The discussions are set to begin in early Autumn, with initial talks set to cover trade facilitation, digital trade and anti-corruption standards.
- UK inflation has pushed into double digits for the first time since 1982. Inflation hit 10.1% YoY in July, says the ONS. The biggest drivers in July were believed to be the soaring costs of both food and non-alcoholic drinks, with other staple goods also contributing substantially.
- ECB Publishes Account of Monetary Policy Meeting August 25th.
- US GDP Growth (QoQ Q2) figures released August 25th, predicted to remain negative at -0.8%, from -1.6% previously.
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