The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents was 3.1% in September 2019, compared with 3.2% in August. For the outstanding amount of listed shares issued by euro area residents, the annual rate of change was -0.1% in September 2019, the same as in August.
The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, according to a new EBRD report.
Euro area net saving increased to €828 billion in the four quarters to the second quarter of 2019, compared with €824 billion in the four quarters to the previous quarter (see Chart 1). Euro area net non-financial investmentincreased to €590 billion (from €533 billion previously), mainly due to increased investments by non-financial corporations. Euro area net lending to the rest of the world decreased to €251 billion (from €301 billion previously).
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.9% in September 2019, down from 1.0% in August according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The European Central Bank has published today its “Euro money market study 2018”. The study aims to provide a detailed overview of euro area money markets, with a focus on the key developments and dynamics in various money market segments. The 2018 study is the first using data on daily transactions in the euro money market collected from the largest euro area banks through the Money Market Statistical Regulation, ECB/2014/48. Previous Euro money market studies – including the last one published, in 2015 – were based on less detailed and timely information collected through a survey of a sample of banks.
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.0% in August 2019, stable compared to July. A year earlier, the rate was 2.1%. European Union annual inflation was 1.4% in August 2019, stable compared to July. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.