Global indicators not so good this am

The hope is that the entire soft spot is a temporary consequence of the earthquake, and that China holds together, and that global austerity isn’t sufficient to slow overall growth:


Bank of England warns against quick fix to crisis (AP)
U.K. Services Drop Most Since January 2010 on Extra Holiday (Bloomberg)
U.K. Mortgage Approvals Increased Less Than Forecast in May (Bloomberg)
Bank of England Split on Interest Rate Policy as Consumers Struggle (Telegraph)
PBOC Adviser Sees China ‘Chronic’ Inflation Lasting Decade
Why China’s Heading for a Hard Landing, Part 3: A. Gary Shilling
Sweden: Slowdown After Strong Growth
Europe June Economic Confidence Drops to Lowest in 8 Months
Trichet Urges New Vision of Europe as Greeks Protest Austerity
Up to 15 EU banks to fail stress test
ECB’s Stark Rejects Brady-Bond Solution for Greece, Zeit Reports
French Greek Rollover Plan Depends on No Default Rating
French Output Grew Less Than Estimated on Consumer Spending
Growth of German retail sales maintained in June
French Jobless Claims Increase for First Time in Five Months
Spanish premier proposes new economic measures
Portugal plans tougher austerity measures
Spanish Existing Home Prices Decline 1.8% in Second Quarter
Mortgage Applications Dipped Last Week

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