U.S. Review

Momentum Continues to Slow - Industrial production regained its footing in September, but there are signs of slower growth ahead, while regional manufacturing surveys support this loss of momentum. Meanwhile, the real estate sector has been significantly affected by rising interest rates, with total housing starts falling 8.1% in September. Peering ahead, the forward-looking Leading Economic Index points to a recession in the coming year.

Global Review

Robust Consumer Inflation, Subdued Consumer Spending - Inflation surprised to the upside in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. Meanwhile, retail spending data were subdued in the United Kingdom and Canada. For now, rapid inflation remains a greater concern than slower growth for foreign central banks, and we anticipate further monetary tightening in the weeks and months ahead.

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