- Gb: + 0.2% GDP in the three months up to January
The UK economy grew by 0.2% in the three months to January and by 1.1% annually, from 0.9% revised in the three months to December. Growth in the month of January alone was 0.5%, reversing the 0.4% contraction in the last month of 2018.
- Private equity, 2018 a record year in Italy
2018 was a record year for private equity and venture capital in Italy, which came close to 10 billion euros in investments and recorded a 15% increase in the number of transactions.
- Trump doesn't give up on the Wall
The federal budget proposal that President Trump presents to the Congress for the 2020 fiscal year is 4.7 trillion dollars. The request for 8.6 billion dollars to finance the wall on the border with Mexico is also contained in the budget. .
- OECD: area inflation slows down
Annual inflation in the OECD area in January slowed to 2.1% from 2.4% in December 2018. Annual inflation declined in all G7 countries.
- China: FMI, cutting growth estimates for 2019 is well
The International Monetary Fund considers the cut in growth estimates for 2019 as an appropriate step. The review "allows the Chinese authorities to focus on improving the quality of growth rather than maintaining a high amount of growth in itself, thus helping to avoid creating too much debt".
- ECB: fixed rates until the end of 2019
The ECB has announced that interest rates will remain stationary until the end of 2019. The ECB has also downgraded its Eurozone growth estimates. In 2019, GDP will grow only by 1.1% and will increase by 1.6% in 2020.