Tim Clayton

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Tim is a contributing author to EconomicCalendar.com. He is an economist and has been involved in financial markets for over 20 years as an analyst. He specialises in global economic trends, macro policy and central banks. Extensive knowledge, experience and data mining is used to anticipate trends in equities, bonds and forex with a contrarian slant. He is a graduate of the University of York with a degree in Economics/Econometrics.
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Trump’s First 100 Days: Key Economic Calendar Events to Follow

Economic Calendar events during the first three months of Trump’s Presidency will be an important focus. Economic releases will have an important impact in...
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US Flash January Manufacturing PMI Hits 22-Month High, Exports Subdued

The Markit flash US PMI manufacturing index rose to 55.1 for January from 54.3 the previous month. This was above consensus expectations of a...
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Gold Prices Drift Lower, Unable To Break Resistance

Gold drew some support from a weaker dollar and lower bond yields, but it was unable to break key resistance levels and drifted weaker...
UK

UK April-December Public Sector Borrowing Requirement Declines 14%

The UK public sector net borrowing requirement, excluding public sector banks, declined to £6.9bn for December 2016 from £7.3bn in December 2015 and the...
UK

UK Government Loses Supreme Court Ruling, Parliament Will Vote on Article 50

The UK Supreme Court ruled by an 8-3 margin that the UK government does not have power to trigger Article 50 and start EU...
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Eurozone January PMI Little Changed, Strong Gain in Employment

The Markit Eurozone flash manufacturing PMI reading for January increased to 55.1 from 54.9 the previous month. This was slightly above consensus expectation of...
Germany

German Manufacturing PMI Hits 36-Month High, Services Sector Falters

The Markit flash German PMI manufacturing index strengthened to 56.5 for January from 55.6 the previous month. This was above expectations of 55.5 and...
UK

FTSE 100 Pushed to 3-Week Lows as Risk Appetite Slides

A firmer Sterling tone and weaker energy prices put downward pressure on the market and selling pressure was compounded by generally more risk averse...
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Eurozone Consumer Confidence Strengthens To Fresh 21-Month High in January

The Eurozone flash consumer confidence reading strengthened slightly to -4.9 for January from -5.1 the previous month and was in line with consensus expectations....
Canada

Canadian November Wholesale Sales Rise 0.2%, Motor Vehicles Sales Decline

Canadian wholesale sales rose 0.2% in November, which was slightly lower than consensus forecasts for a 0.3% gain, although the October increase was revised...
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