The Daily Shot Brief – January 4th, 2019

By The Daily Shot

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The United States: Surveys continue to suggest that US small businesses remain upbeat. Here is an example.

Source: QuickBridge

 

China: This chart shows Chinese imports by origin.

Source: @apark_, @Brad_Setser; Read full article

 

The Eurozone: Given the sharp slowdown in the Eurozone’s economic activity measures, the ECB’s timing to end its quantitative easing program was less than ideal.

Source: Deutsche Bank Research

 

Credit: It’s not clear if the central bank will hike rates this year, with some economists now expecting liftoff in 2020. And reinvestment of maturing securities will continue for some time.

Source: Danske Bank

 

Emerging Markets: Mexican workers’ remittances remain robust.

Source: Goldman Sachs

 

Global Developments: This chart shows the global GDP forecast revisions over the past year.

Source: Barclays Research

 


Food for Thought: Obesity rates by state:

Source: CDC

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