The World Economy At A Glance

Tyler Durden's picture

Despite bond yields at record lows, stock markets at record highs, and a general 'faith' that we are heading towards a Keynesian utopia of escape velocity growth (despite IMF downgrades and the reality of current data), the following table of the world's PMIs is your handy cocktail-party cheat sheet for 'smart' discussion of soft-survey-based economic progress... UK, Ireland, and UAE are the fastest growers while France, Italy, and the broad Eurozone are contracting at the fastest pace.


Source: Bloomberg Briefs


and just the manufacturing indices...

Source: JPMorgan

All that green and investors demand that the world's central banks are either on the verge of more easing or talking about more easing? What are they so afraid of?

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Cacete de Ouro's picture

If that's the type of discussion at a cocktail party, I think I'll give it a miss...

SafelyGraze's picture

sometimes the years increase toward the right

and sometimes they years increase toward the left

cocktail quiz: explain why the difference

Remnant_Army's picture

Tuesday, February 26th

"Very soon a division will occur in Europe, all of which is connected to the EU and the country in which the Chair of Peter is located. This will result in a war, which will be a different kind of war to other wars. But it will be vicious. People will rise against each other in Germany, Italy and France."



Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

 Italy will be instrumental in the fallout which will trigger the involvement of global powers in a war – all these events are inevitable, but prayer can ease suffering.


Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

It will start in Europe.

Your banking system will be the cause and Germany, once again, will be involved in this tragedy as it was on the last two occasions.

When it commences much will be over saving the economy and catastrophe will affect Greece with much fallout in France

Kreditanstalt's picture

Macro-nonsense.  We don't all work for "big companies" anymore.  The world economy is much more complex than this 1950s thinking can imagine...

Skateboarder's picture

Gotta love a chart with numbers in the range of 40 to 60 claiming to tell the tale of world's manufacturing.

venturen's picture

where is the chart of month money printing?

polo007's picture

All Federal Reserve Banks - Total Assets, Eliminations from Consolidation

$4.4 trillion

Cattender's picture

the World Economy is slowing. i was just shopping at Menards today and the SALE Price stuff was EVERYWHERE. i got a rug for 50% off...  can you say OVERSTOCK..

naughtius maximus's picture

Warmer countries have poorer economys because they are lazyier.

naughtius maximus's picture

Too bad greek manufacturing is down so much. I'm really missing those greek made items I buy. like that um.. uh those things they make.

kurt's picture

Why would you believe these charts and the lying liers that make them?

Tulpa's picture

The three lowest composite scores are Russia, India, and China.  Of course that won't be mentioned at BRIC-worshipping Zero Hedge.

AdvancingTime's picture

I have been watching with wonder as the economic news flowing from the UK has been spun to give the impression of robust growth. How do you explain the pick up in growth to a mature country that has been struggling under debt? In general the UK economy is not particularly competitive, over-weighted in the service sector and global finance it is vulnerable to problems that surface throughout the world. As usual we must look deeper into the facts to get a clear picture of what is really happening.

It now appears much of the recent strength comes from the fact that thousands of Britons are receiving compensation for Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). Most Americans reading about the pickup in Britain's economy never even heard of the PPI. The total paid out so far is £13.3bn or about 22 billion American dollars. Dropping this huge amount of "helicopter money" on a country of only about 63 million people has been a big boost. The post below goes into why the growth won't last and has been way over spun.