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German HICP inflation falls to 0.5% in November

It’s not only the periphery: also Germany is experiencing very low inflation. The lower prices of oil  together with a  relatively lower euro in November trigger an HICP level of 0.5% y/y, lower than 0.6% expected and than 0.7% in October. It is also the lowest since November 2010. The national level is 0.6% y/y and both monthly changes stand at 0%.

EUR/USD remains stable, as this was not totally  unexpected after the weak  state data,  and also due to thin trading activity because of Thanksgiving. Yet all in all, the pair was unable to hold the highs.

Germany was expected to report a slide in annual inflation to 0.6% in both the Consumer Price Index and the HICP (EU standard), with hardly any change m/m. However, early  releases from the various German states pointed to a weaker outcome.

EUR/USD traded around 1.2483 before the publication.

Earlier, also Spanish CPI came out below  expectations. This all points to another cycle low in euro-zone inflation published tomorrow.

Not all is bad in Germany: unemployment continued falling, with a drop in jobless claims and a drop in the unemployment rate to 6.6%.

More:  EUR/USD: Double Bottom; Cable: Consolidation – RBS

Here is the chart:

EURUSD November 27 2014 after German inflation falls to a new low


Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

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