Previous week: 12 December – 16 December 2016 US Retail Sales m/m—Wednesday 14 December 2016 I noticed that the retail sales for November was +0.1% on expectation of +0.3%. October’s figure...

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US – Unemployment Claims US unemployment claims are on its third consecutive week of rise coming in at 268K, from 251K in the preceding week.   US – ISM Manufacturing PMI The ISM...

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US – Crude Oil Inventories While markets were expecting a 0.6M barrel buildup in crude oil, the reality was that we saw a 0.9M barrel drawdown for the week ending 25 November. This was the...

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