Archive for January 14th, 2011

January University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Preliminary Reading At 72.7

December University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment preliminary reading was reported at 72.7 vs. 75.5 consensus and 74.5 December reading.

Down slightly

U.S. Industrial Production Rose 0.8% In December

U.S. industrial production rose 0.8% in December. The consensus was at 0.5%, November revised (down 0.1%) reading was at 0.3%. On year level industrial production is up 5.9%.

U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.6% In December

U.S. retail sales rose 0.6% in December. The consensus was at 0.8%, November reading was at +0.8%. On year level retail sales are up 7.6%.

U.S. Consumer Price Index Rose 0.5% In December

U.S. consumer price index rose 0.5% in December vs. 0.4% consensus and November reading of 0.4%. On year level CPI inflation is running at 1.4%.

Morning Reading – January 14, 2011

*** FT Alphaville: Oil shock-ed ***
*** FT Alphaville: An €80bn mega-inyección for Spanish banks? ***
*** FT BeyondBRICs: China raises bank reserve requirements by 50bps ***
*** FT BeyondBRICs: Indian inflation: more bad news ***
*** The Big Picture: Time to Defang Moody’s and S&P ***


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