Wednesday, February 13, 2013

13/2/2013: BlackRock panel economic outlook for H1 2013


Not surprisingly - and in line with the likes of CESIfo Index measuring global economic conditions (see link here) - BlackRock Institute report on global economic outlook also signaled that analysts' expectations are turning positive.

Here are two key charts for North American and Western Europe:


I like the cautious, but overall improving outlook for Ireland: still significant proportion of experts expecting continued recession, but crucially, Ireland is (at least in expectations) well-decoupled from the peripheral euro area countries.

Do note Spain's position as the worst expectations performer in the group - must I remind you, Mario Draghi recently praised Spain as the country that serves as an example of how to 'stabilise' crisis-hit banking sector... right...
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